Nicholas II of Alexandria

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Nicholas II of Alexandria was the Patriarch and Pope of the Church of Alexandria from 1263 to 1276.

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Life

Little is known of the life of Patr. Nicholas. Before his becoming patriarch, Nicholas had been the representative of the Sultan of Egypt in Constantinople. After his election as patriarch of Alexandria in 1263, Nicholas remained resident in Constantinople where he became involved in the dispute between Patr. Arsenius of Constantinople and emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos over Michael's having had the young emperor John IV Lascaris blinded. He was also present during the Synod of 1266 in Constantinople that excommunicated Patr. Arsenius.

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Nicholas II of Alexandria
Preceded by:
Gregory I
Patriarch of Alexandria
1263-1276
Succeeded by:
Athanasius III
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