Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Nicephorus Gregoras
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Nikēphoros Grēgoras

Date of Birth: About 1295

Place of Birth: Herakleia Pontike

Date of Death: About 1360

Place of Death: Constantinople


Orphaned at an early age, Gregoras was brought up by his uncle, Bishop John of Heraclea, who also gave him his first formal education. In 1315, when he was about 20 years old, he was sent to Constantinople, where Patriarch John XIII Glycys (1315-19) taught…

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Heilo, Olof, “Nicephorus Gregoras”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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