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|Athanasius II of Constantinople|
|Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople|
|Church||Church of Constantinople|
|In office||1451 – 1453|
|Predecessor||Gregory III of Constantinople|
|Died||29 May 1453|
Athanasius II (? – 29 May 1453) was the last Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople before the Fall of Constantinople. He supposedly served from 1450 to 1453. The only document about his existence is "Acts of the council in Hagia Sophia", that is considered to be a fake because of anachronisms in the text.
Athanasius, if he existed, was born in Crete early in the fifteenth century. He was elected patriarch of Constantinople in 1450, succeeding the deposed Gregory III. After the Fall of Constantinople, he escaped and retired to Mount Athos where he settled into a monastic house on the site of the old Monastery of Xistrou that he dedicated to St. Anthony the Great.
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