Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Michael of Damietta
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Mīkhāʾīl, muṭrān Dimyāṭ; Michael, metropolitan of Damietta

Date of Birth: Unknown; approximately 1130 or 1140

Place of Birth: Unknown; Egypt

Date of Death: After 1208

Place of Death: Unknown; possibly Damietta


Little is known about the biography of Mīkhāʾīl (Michael), bishop of Damietta and the first Coptic bishop to receive the title muṭrān (metropolitan). He served during the patriarchates of Mark III ibn Zurʿa (the 73rd patriarch,…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “Michael of Damietta”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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