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Gavriēl, superior of Mount Athos
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Gavriēl ho prōtos; Gavril Protul

Date of Birth: Unknown; probably between 1470 and 1480

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: Unknown; probably after 1548

Place of Death: Unknown; probably Mount Athos


Gabriel’s origins are obscure. Some scholars argue that he was a Greek with a very good command of Church Slavonic, while others consider him a South-Slav (Serbian) with an excellent command of Greek. N…

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Păun, Radu G., “Gavriēl, superior of Mount Athos”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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