Isidore II of Constantinople

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'''Isidore II Xanthopoulos''' was Patriarch of Constantinople in mid fifteenth century, having succeeded to the patriarchal throne after [[Gennadius Scholarius|Gennadius II Scholarius]] resigned in May 1456.
 
'''Isidore II Xanthopoulos''' was Patriarch of Constantinople in mid fifteenth century, having succeeded to the patriarchal throne after [[Gennadius Scholarius|Gennadius II Scholarius]] resigned in May 1456.
  
Little is known of Isidore's life before or after his ascension to the patriarchal throne. He was a [[hieromonk]] who was chosen by the local council and was acceptable to Sultan Mechmet. He was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] a [[bishop]] by Pammakaristos, [[Metropolitan]] of Heraklia. Isidore remained patriarch from 1456 to 1462.  
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Little is known of Isidore's life before or after his ascension to the patriarchal throne. He was a [[hieromonk]] who was chosen by the local council and was acceptable to Sultan Mechmet. He was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] a [[bishop]] in the Church of Pammakaristos by the [[Metropolitan]] of Heraklia. Isidore remained [[patriarch]] from 1456 to 1462.  
  
 
His performance while in office is not known other than his having made some decision concerning the Orthodox In [[Venice]]. A humble [[patriarch]], he was able to fulfill his duties in a difficult time of satisfying the Turkish sultan.  
 
His performance while in office is not known other than his having made some decision concerning the Orthodox In [[Venice]]. A humble [[patriarch]], he was able to fulfill his duties in a difficult time of satisfying the Turkish sultan.  
  
 
He reposed on [[March 31]], 1465 and was succeeded by Gennadius II.
 
He reposed on [[March 31]], 1465 and was succeeded by Gennadius II.
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Isidore II Xanthopoulos was Patriarch of Constantinople in mid fifteenth century, having succeeded to the patriarchal throne after Gennadius II Scholarius resigned in May 1456.

Little is known of Isidore's life before or after his ascension to the patriarchal throne. He was a hieromonk who was chosen by the local council and was acceptable to Sultan Mechmet. He was consecrated a bishop in the Church of Pammakaristos by the Metropolitan of Heraklia. Isidore remained patriarch from 1456 to 1462.

His performance while in office is not known other than his having made some decision concerning the Orthodox In Venice. A humble patriarch, he was able to fulfill his duties in a difficult time of satisfying the Turkish sultan.

He reposed on March 31, 1465 and was succeeded by Gennadius II.

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Isidore II of Constantinople
Preceded by:
Gennadius II Scholarius
Patriarch of Constantinople
1456-1462
Succeeded by:
Gennadius II Scholarius
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