Athanasius II of Constantinople

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Athanasius II of Constantinople
Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople
Church Church of Constantinople
In office 1451 – 1453
Predecessor Gregory III of Constantinople
Successor Gennadius Scholarius
Personal details
Born ?
Died 29 May 1453

Athanasius II (? – 29 May 1453) was the last Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople before the Fall of Constantinople. He supposedly served from 1450 to 1453. The only document about his existence is "Acts of the council in Hagia Sophia", that is considered to be a fake because of anachronisms in the text.[1][2]


  1. ^ Review on the authenticity of the acts (in Russian)
  2. ^ « Les études byzantines en Grèce (1940-1948) » - see p. 109, n. 104 and p. 110 n. 114 (French)

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