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Yūḥannā Yūshaʿ ibn Shūshān
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Yoḥannōn Ishoʿ bar Shūshān

Date of Birth: Unknown; possibly early 11th century

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: 6 (or 27) November 1072

Place of Death: Amida (Diyarbakir)


Yuḥannā was sunkellos (secretary) and pupil of the Syrian Orthodox Patriarch John IX (d. 1057). After the latter’s death, he was elected patriarch by the bishops belonging to the Maphrianate, i.e. the eastern territories of th…

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G.B. Teule, Herman, “Yūḥannā Yūshaʿ ibn Shūshān”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 11 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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