Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Leo Choirosphactes
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Leōn Magistros Choirosphaktēs, Leo Magistrus Choirosphactes

Date of Birth: Early 840s

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: After 913

Place of Death: Studiou Monastery, Constantinople


Leo Magistrus Choirosphactes belonged to a family that enjoyed a certain influence at the court of the early Macedonian emperors Basil I (867-86) and Leo VI (886-912). There were also bonds of kinship with the rul…

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Beihammer, Alexander, “Leo Choirosphactes”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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