Joseph II of Constantinople

1360 - 1439

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Joseph II (1360 – 10 June 1439) was Patriarch of Constantinople from 1416 to 1439, of Bulgarian origin. Born the (possibly illegitimate) son of Ivan Shishman of Bulgaria in 1360, little is known of his early life before he became a monk on Mount Athos. He became Metropolitan of Ephesus in 1393, before being elected Patriarch of Constantinople on 21 May 1416. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph II of Constantinople has received more than 24,819 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Joseph II of Constantinople is the 1,327th most popular religious figure (down from 1,141st in 2019), the 436th most popular biography from Greece (down from 362nd in 2019) and the 22nd most popular Greek Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Joseph II of Constantinople ranks 1,327 out of 2,272Before him are Polyeuctus, Hōjō Ujimasa, John Berchmans, Luis Ladaria Ferrer, Peter Chanel, and Saint Mercurius. After him are Désiré-Joseph Mercier, Diego Laynez, Vitalis of Milan, Ippolito d'Este, José Saraiva Martins, and Didacus of Alcalá.

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Among people born in 1360, Joseph II of Constantinople ranks 11Before him are Philippa of Lancaster, Ulrich von Jungingen, Cennino Cennini, Klaus Störtebeker, Nuno Álvares Pereira, and Amadeus VII, Count of Savoy. After him is Dorotea Bucca. Among people deceased in 1439, Joseph II of Constantinople ranks 3Before him are Albert II of Germany and Frederick IV, Duke of Austria. After him are Shō Hashi, Ambrose Traversari, and Maria of Trebizond.

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Among people born in Greece, Joseph II of Constantinople ranks 436 out of 855Before him are Philochorus (-340), Alexandros Koryzis (1885), Aristidis Konstantinidis (1900), Kiki Dimoula (1931), Antigonus of Carystus (-290), and Hyperbolus (-500). After him are Posidippus (-310), Michail Stasinopoulos (1903), Maria Farantouri (1947), Cleombrotus II (-250), Phylarchus (-255), and Peter the Patrician (500).


Among religious figures born in Greece, Joseph II of Constantinople ranks 22Before him are Aristides of Athens (150), Nicholas Kabasilas (1322), Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem (1952), Gregory V of Constantinople (1745), Isidore of Kiev (1385), and Philotheus I of Constantinople (1300). After him are Meletius IV of Constantinople (1871), Aristarchus of Thessalonica (5), Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria (1954), Phoebe (50), Anastasios of Albania (1929), and Megabates (-600).