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Athanasius, Saint, Patriarch of Alexandria

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Athanasius, Saint, Patriarch of Alexandria

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  • Saint Athanasius, Patriarch of Alexandria
  • Athanasios
  • Athanasios of Alexandria

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  • 373


Archbishop of Alexandria, theologian, philosopher, and saint. "Athanasios was elected archbishop of Alexandria on 8 June 328. He succeeded Alexander, whom he had served as secretary and accompanied to the Council of Nicaea in 325. Continuing Arian influence at the imperial court caused Athanasios to be deposed and exiled five times (335, 339, 356, 362, 365); his removal in 362 was due to his refusal to be maneuvered by Emp. Julian into fomenting Christian infighting..." -Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium


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US LCNAF n 79145591

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ISAAR (CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families



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This record was created by Jessica Cebra on December 1, 2015.




LCNAF: https://lccn.loc.gov/n79145591
Baldwin, Barry, Alexander Kazhdan, Nancy Patterson Sevcenko, "Athanasios," Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium, Oxford University Press, 1991, http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780195046526.001.0001/acref-9780195046526-e-0550

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