Biography of Constantine Simonides

Constantine Simonides (1820-1890) was a paleographer and icon-dealer. He is remembered mostly for being the most “versatile forger” of the 19th century.

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1820 – He is born on the Greek island Symi.

1839-1841 – He lives in a monastery on Mount Athos.

1862 – His claim to have written the Codex Sinaiticus is published on September 13th in an article by The Guardian.

1890 – He dies in Egypt of leprosy.

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References:

[1] – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constantine_Simonides

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