Patriarch Nicholas I of Alexandria

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Patriarch Nicholas I served as Greek Patriarch of Alexandria between 1210 and 1243.

Nicholas I maintained contacts with Pope Innocent III of Rome, who invited him to participate in the Lateran Synod (1215). Following the Siege of Damietta by the Crusaders, the Christians underwent the most terrible tortures by the Arabs in retaliation. Patriarch Nicholas waited in vain for help from Pope Honorius III of Rome (1216-1227). He fell asleep in deep poverty.


  • "Nicholas I (1210–1243)". Official web site of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa. Retrieved 2011-02-07. 
Preceded by
Mark III
Greek Patriarch of Alexandria
Succeeded by
Gregory I