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Geōrgios Phrantzēs (1401–1478)

Phrantzēs, Geōrgios (fran’tsēs). The last of the Byzantine historians; born in 1401; died in 1478. He was chamberlain of Manuel II. (Palæologus), and protovestiary, or wardrobe keeper, to Constantine XIII., whose life he saved at the siege of Patras (1429). After the capture of Constantinople by Mohammed II. he escaped to Corfu, and retiring to a monastery, wrote his interesting and reliable ‘Chronicon,’ or Byzantine history, covering the period from 1259 to 1477.