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Joseph, II

Birth
Death 10 Jun 1439 (aged 78–79)
Burial Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
Plot Transetto destro.
Memorial ID 172854559 · View Source
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The son of Ivan Shishman of Bulgaria, Joseph became a monk on Mount Athos and elected Metropolitan of Ephesus in 1393, went on the elected Patriarch of Constantinople on May 21, 1416. Taking part, along with Byzantine Emperor John VIII Palaiologos, twenty three metropolitan bishops and countless scholars and theologians, in the Council of Florence. While in Florence, being very old and ill, he died in the city within two months of his arrival, as he was a fervent supporter of union between the Churches. Buried at Santa Maria Novella, his tomb survives to this day, with an elaborate fresco portrait in a semi-Byzantine style adorning the site.


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  • Created by: Eman Bonnici
  • Added: 17 Nov 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 172854559
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph, II (1360–10 Jun 1439), Find A Grave Memorial no. 172854559, citing Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy ; Maintained by Eman Bonnici (contributor 46572312) .