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Christophorus Cypri[c]us
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[Cristoforo di Cipro]

ca 1430 - post-1497. Italy. Cypriot Fransiscan monk. Author of Abbreviatio chronicae rerum gestarum Genuensium in Latin prose.

Christophorus belonged to a family of most probably Genoese origin, who had settled in the town of Famagusta in Cyprus, under Genoese rule from 1373/4 to 1464. His self-perception was clearly Cypriot, as his toponymic surname and self-description (‘Cipricus et patrie deditissimus’) suggest. He must have entered the Fransiscan order early in his life and lived for some t…

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Nicolaou-Konnari, Angel, “Christophorus Cypri[c]us”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 18 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_001335>
First published online: 2016

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