George Sholaris (Gennadios II Sholarios)
Author(s) : Radic Radivoj (16/3/2005)Translation : Daskalaki Photini
For citation: Radic Radivoj, "George Sholaris (Gennadios II Sholarios)",Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, ConstantinopleURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=12579>
George (Gennadius) Scholares was a theologian and first patriarch of Constantinople during the Turkish occupation (1454-1456, 1463, 1464-1465). At first, he supported the union of the Churches and participated in the Synod of Florence (1439), but later he became a fervent opponent of the union. He mastered Latin language and respected Latin culture, especially Thomas Akinates. He was a great supporter of Aristotle.
Patriarch (January 6th 1454-1456, 1463, 1464-1465)
Date and Place of Death
1472 or a little later, monastery of St. John Prodromos
Date and Place of Birth
Between 1400 and 1405, Constantinople
Kourteses, Gennadius II
2. Unionist and anti-unionist
3. The scholar’s work
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