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Yuḥannā, nicknamed ‘al-Mudabbir’ (Ethiopic: Yoḥannәs Mädäbbär), John (bishop) of Nikiou/Nikiu
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John of Nikiou

Date of Birth: Unknown, before the middle of the 7th c.

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: Soon after 700

Place of Death: Unknown

Biography

The very scant information available about John’s personal circumstances is found in the almost contemporary Coptic Life of Patriarch Isaac (d. 692/93), attributed to Bishop Mēna of Nikiou (q.v.), John’s successor as bishop, and in the later Arabic History of the Patriarchs of Alexandria (q.v.…

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Fiaccadori, Gianfranco, “Yuḥannā, nicknamed ‘al-Mudabbir’ (Ethiopic: Yoḥannәs Mädäbbär), John (bishop) of Nikiou/Nikiu”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_23481>
First published online: 2010



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