Iosif Volotsky

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(1439/1440–1515) Coenobiarch, apologist, ideologist.

From a provincial service family, Iosif succeeded his mentor, Pafnutii, in 1477, but with six comrades founded another rural cloister in his native Volokolamsk in 1479. ...

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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