Nicetas I of Constantinople

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==Life==
 
==Life==
Little is known of Nicetas' life. He was appointed [[patriarch]] by the iconoclast emperor [[Constantine V]] to replace Patr. [[Constantine II of Constantinople|Constantine II]], an iconoclast patriarch whom the emperor had placed of the patriarchal throne but who apparently had turned against the emperor in June 766 and joined the [[iconodule|iconophiles]]. Patr. Constantine II was [[deposition|deposed]], imprisoned, and tortured before he was beheaded.
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Little is known of Nicetas' life. He was appointed [[patriarch]] by the iconoclast emperor [[Constantine V]] to replace Patr. [[Constantine II of Constantinople|Constantine II]], an iconoclast patriarch whom the emperor had placed on the patriarchal throne but who apparently had turned against the emperor in June 766 and joined the [[iconodule|iconophiles]]. Patr. Constantine II was [[deposition|deposed]], imprisoned, and tortured before he was beheaded.
  
 
Nicetas was viewed as a mere mouthpiece of the emperor and was very unpopular with the iconophile population of Constantinople.
 
Nicetas was viewed as a mere mouthpiece of the emperor and was very unpopular with the iconophile population of Constantinople.
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Revision as of 05:38, March 17, 2012

Nicetas I of Constantinople was Patriarch of Constantinople from 766 to 780. He was a confirmed iconoclast and heretic.

Life

Little is known of Nicetas' life. He was appointed patriarch by the iconoclast emperor Constantine V to replace Patr. Constantine II, an iconoclast patriarch whom the emperor had placed on the patriarchal throne but who apparently had turned against the emperor in June 766 and joined the iconophiles. Patr. Constantine II was deposed, imprisoned, and tortured before he was beheaded.

Nicetas was viewed as a mere mouthpiece of the emperor and was very unpopular with the iconophile population of Constantinople.

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Nicetas I of Constantinople
Preceded by:
Constantine II
Patriarch of Constantinople
766-780
Succeeded by:
Paul IV
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