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Theophanes the Confessor, Homologētēs
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Theophanes the Confessor

Date of Birth: c. 760

Place of Birth: Constantinople

Date of Death: 12 March 818

Place of Death: Samothrace


Theophanes came from a noble family. As a young man he became known to the emperor Leo IV (r. 775-80), and in 777/78 he was given the rank of groom (stratōr). In 778/79 he married, but he decided to renounce his property and become a monk. He established his wife in a convent, and he himsel…

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Vaiou, Maria, “Theophanes the Confessor, Homologētēs”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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