Nephon I of Constantinople

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Nephon I of Constantinople
Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople
Church Church of Constantinople
In office 9 May 1310 – 11 April 1314
Predecessor Athanasius I of Constantinople
Successor John XIII of Constantinople
Personal details
Born ?
Died after 1314

Nephon I or Niphon of Cyzicus (Greek: Νήφων), (? – after 1314) was the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from 1310 to 1314. From Veria, Greece. Nicephorus Gregoras claimed Nephon to be illiterate, a lover of luxury, and ill-suited for the position.[1]:253 Due to his willingness to compromise, during his time as patriarch the Arsenite Schism was healed within the Byzantine Church. Nephon abdicated the throne after four years.[1]:254


  1. ^ a b Hussey, J. M. (1990). "The Orthodox Church in the Byzantine Empire". Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/0198264569.001.0001. 
Eastern Orthodox Church titles
Preceded by
Athanasius I
Patriarch of Constantinople
Succeeded by