Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Joseph Bryennius
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Iōsēph Bryennios

Date of Birth: 1340/1350

Place of Birth: Possibly Constantinople

Date of Death: 1431

Place of Death: Constantinople


Joseph Bryennius, born sometime between 1340 and 1350, probably in Constantinople, was a Byzantine Hesychast monk and preacher. From 1382/83 to 1402/3 he lived in Crete, which was then under Venetian rule, and worked as a missionary for the Orthodox Church. …

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Salzmann, Miriam, “Joseph Bryennius”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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