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Polycarpus I of Byzantium

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Polycarpus I (Gr: Πολύκαρπος Α) was a bishop Bishop of [[Byzantium]]. He succeeded Bishop [[Apostle Onesimus|Onesimus]] in 69, and served in that office for eighteen years until his death in 89. His last eight years of office (from 81) were during Emperor Domitian's persecution of the Christians. {{start box}}{{succession|before=St. [[Apostle Onesimus|Onesimus]]|title=[[List of Patriarchs of Constantinople|Bishop of Byzantium (Constantinople)]]|years=69-89|after=[[Plutarch of Byzantium|Plutarch]]}}{{end box}} [[Category:Bishops]][[Category:1st-century bishops]]
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