Basilios Bessarion
1403-1472

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Title

Basilios Bessarion
1403-1472

Birthplace

Trebizond

Place of Death

Ravenna

Biographical Text

Patriarch of Constantinople 1463. Bequeathed his unique collection of more than 900 Greek MSS to the Bibliotheca Marciana (Venice).

Nationality

Greek

Source

Photograph of an old engraving.