Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Nicetas Choniates
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Nikētas Chōniatēs

Date of Birth: About 1155

Place of Birth: Chōnai, near ancient Colossae, today Honaz

Date of Death: 1217

Place of Death: Nicea


Nicetas was born in Chōnai, in Phrygia (hence his name Chōniates, sometimes incorrectly given as Akominatos or Acominatus), in about 1155. When he was nine he moved to Constantinople, where his brother Michael (c. 1138-1222), who in 1182 would become …

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Zorzi, Niccolò, “Nicetas Choniates”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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