Georgios II of Makuria

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Georgios II (c. 969) was ruler of the Nubian kingdom of Makuria. When Jawhar, the governor of Egypt, sent a mission to receive the baqt, he included an invitation to Georgios to embrace Islam. While Georgios paid the baqt, he declined to leave Christianity.[1]

Georgios also intervened successfully on behalf of the unnamed ruler of Ethiopia, and persuaded Patriarch Philotheos of Alexandria to ordain a new abuna or metropolitan bishop, Daniel, for the Ethiopian Orthodox Church after an interregnum of many years.[2]


  1. ^ E.A Wallis Budge, A History of Ethiopia: Nubia and Abyssinia, 1928 (Oosterhout, the Netherlands: Anthropological Publications, 1970), p. 105.
  2. ^ Taddesse Tamrat, Church and State in Ethiopia (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972), pp. 40f
Preceded by
Zacharias IV
King of Makuria Succeeded by