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John the Orphanotrophos


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Politician; died Lesbos 13 May 1043. He was a eunuch and belonged to a family of money-changers (G. Litavrin, VizVrem 33 [1972] 39). Psellos (Chron. 1:44 no.18.5–7) says John advised ...

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