Constantine II of Constantinople

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Constantine II of Constantinople
Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople
Term ended766
Personal details
DenominationChalcedonian Christianity

Constantine II (Greek: Κωνσταντῖνος, Kōnstantinos), (? – 7 October 767) was the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from 754 to 766. He was an iconoclast and a successor of Anastasius of Constantinople,[1] but he was deposed and jailed after the discovery of Constantine Podopagouros' plot against the Emperor Constantine V[2] in June 766, in which the patriarch was later implicated.

In autumn 767, Constantine II was paraded through the Hippodrome of Constantinople and finally beheaded. He was succeeded by Nicetas I of Constantinople.[3]


  1. ^ Claude Delaval Cobham. 2016 (originally published in 1911). The Patriarchs of Constantinople. Cambridge University Press. P. 82. "Anastasius (730–754), Constantine II. (754––766) and Nicetas (766—780), all of them elkovouáxot, were court-nominees."
  2. ^ Ruth J. Macrides (2010). History as Literature in Byzantium: Papers from the Fortieth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies. Ashgate Publishing.
  3. ^ Constantine II of Constantinople. "Patr. Constantine II was succeeded by the iconoclast compliant Nicetas I."
Titles of Chalcedonian Christianity
Preceded by
Patriarch of Constantinople
Succeeded by
Nicetas I