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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“Theophanes the Confessor, Homologētēs”, in:
Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas.
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