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. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ 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… Continue Reading

Biography of Karl Wilhelm Ludwig Müller

Karl Wilhelm Ludwig Müller (1813-1894) was a German classicist. He is most commonly remembered for his Didot editions of fragmentary Greek authors, especially the monumental five-volume Fragmenta Historicorum Graecorum (1841–1870). ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ 1813 – He is born in Clausthal, Germany. 1836 – He publishes De Aeschyli Septem Contra Thebas, Diss. 1841-1870 – Fragmenta Historicorum Graecorum 1846 – He publishes Arriani Anabasis et Indica.… Continue Reading

Biography of Felix Jacoby

Felix Jacoby (1876-1959) was a Germen classicist and philologist. He is most commonly known for his work Fragmente der griechischen Historiker, a collection of text fragments attributed to ancient Greek historians. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ 1876 – He is born in Magdeburg to Jewish parents. c.1887 – He is baptised as a Protestant in St John’s… Continue Reading

Biography of Constantin von Tischendorf

Constantin von Tischendorf (1815-1874) was a world-leading biblical scholar in his time. He is most famous for his discovery of the Codex Sinaiticus. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ 1815 – He is born in Lengenfeld, Saxony. 1834 – He begins his scholarly career at the University of Leipzig where he is mainly influenced by JGB Winer, and where he… Continue Reading

Biography of Marcellinus Comes

Marcellinus Comes (d.534) was a Latin chronicler of the Eastern Roman Empire. An Illyrian by birth, he spent most of his life at the court of Constantinople, which is the focus of his surviving work. Only one work of his survives, a chronicle (Annales), which was a continuation of Eusebius’s Ecclesiastical History. It covers the period from 379 to 534, although an unknown writer… Continue Reading

Biographies; 6th century AD

This article contains a list of biographies for people who were born in the 6th century AD. The master list of biographies is found here. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ Biography of Procopius (c.500-c.565) ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~

Biography of Procopius

Procopius of Caesarea (c.500-565) was a prominent late antique Byzantine Greek scholar from Palaestina Prima. The writings of Procopius are the primary source of information for the rule of the emperor Justinian I. His Secret History was unknown for centuries until it was discovered in the Vatican Library. It was published in Lyon by Niccolò Alamanni in 1623. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ c.500 – He… Continue Reading