Nicephorus II of Constantinople

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Nicephorus II of Constantinople
Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople
ChurchChurch of Constantinople
In office1260 – 25 July 1261
PredecessorArsenios Autoreianos
SuccessorArsenios Autoreianos
Personal details
Died25 July 1261

Nikephoros II or Nicephorus II, (? – 25 July 1261) was a Byzantine cleric and Patriarch of Constantinople in exile at the Empire of Nicaea.

Originally serving as Metropolitan of Ephesus, he was elected to the patriarchate after the resignation of Arsenios Autoreianos in 1260. He died after a few months, in early 1261, and was buried at Nymphaion. A period of vacancy followed his death, but after the reconquest of Constantinople in July, Arsenios was recalled from his retirement and restored to the patriarchal throne.


Eastern Orthodox Church titles
Preceded by
Arsenios Autoreianos
Patriarch of Constantinople
In exile at Nicaea

Succeeded by
Arsenios Autoreianos