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George Sholaris (Gennadios II Sholarios)

George Sholaris (Gennadios II Sholarios) (16/4/2009 v.1) Γεώργιος Σχολάρης (Γεννάδιος Β' Σχολάριος) (16/4/2009 v.1)

George (Gennadius) Scholares was a theologian and first patriarch of Constantinople during the Turkish occupation (1454-1456, 1463, 1464-1465). At first, he supported the union of the Churches and participated in the Synod of Florence (1439), but later he became a fervent opponent of the union. He mastered Latin language and respected Latin culture, especially Thomas Akinates. He was a great supporter of Aristotle.



Georgios Frantzis

Georgios Frantzis (26/4/2007 v.1) Γεώργιος Φραντζής (13/4/2007 v.1)

One of the last Byzantine historians, state official, associate of the last three Byzantine emperors and writer of the Chronicon Minus that records the Fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans.



Georgios Zarifis

Georgios Zarifis - to be assigned Γεώργιος Ζαρίφης (13/4/2007 v.1)

George Zarifis was one of the most successful businessmen in Constantinople, very active in banking domain and in joint stock companies. At the same time, he took action in the funding of education and charity.


Grigorios V of Constantinople

Grigorios V of Constantinople - to be assigned Γρηγόριος Ε΄ Κωνσταντινουπόλεως - to be assigned



Janissaries (26/4/2007 v.1) Γενίτσαροι (13/4/2007 v.1)

Janissaries were “slaves to the sultan”. They mainly came about either from 1/5 of all prisoners, percentage which according to the holy law belonged to the sultan, or were hostages from newly-conquered areas, or were bought in slave markets, or came from the notorious devşirme. The first records on devşirme date back to the end of the 14th century; it reaches its peak during the 15th and 16th centuries, while the last reports on it are recorded in the early 18th century.



Sculpture in Constantinople

Sculpture in Constantinople (13/4/2007 v.1) Γλυπτική στην Κωνσταντινούπολη (29/6/2007 v.1)

Constantinople housed great imperial and private collections of ancient and secular sculpture. Sculpture with religious and decorative motifs adorned churches, liturgical furnishings, funerary installations and icons. With the post-Iconoclastic interest in dematerialization of sacred imagery, reliefs seemingly superseded monumental, three-dimensional sculpture, associated with pagan, un-Christian imagery. The continual production, use and re-use of secular and religious sculpture in...



Yeni Mahalle

Yeni Mahalle (26/4/2007 v.1) Γενί Μαχαλέ (13/4/2007 v.1)

Village on the European shore of Upper Bosporus. Its residents were exclusively Greeks and were mainly involved with sea-related professions.



Генуезци в Константинопол

Генуезци в Константинопол (6/6/2007 v.1) Genoese in Constantinople (17/10/2007 v.1) Γενουάτες στην Κωνσταντινούπολη (12/4/2007 v.1)

През ХІІ в. на генуезките търговци, както и на търговците от Венеция и Пиза, са биват предоставени привилигии и правото на квартал Константинопол. При управлението на Комнините генуезката колония се намира на южния бряг на Златния рог. През периода от 1267 г. до 1682 г. колонията на генуезците процъфтява на северния бряг на залива – в Галата-Пера, като се превръща в основно търговско средище за търговците от Генуа и другите италиански републики. Крепостната стена и кулите, както и някои...