Laonikos Chalkokondyles

Byzantine historian

1423   -   1490

country of citizenship: Byzantine Empire
language of expression: Modern Greek, Ancient Greek
occupation: historian, writer

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Laonikos Chalkokondyles, Latinized as Laonicus Chalcocondyles (Greek: Λαόνικος Χαλκοκονδύλης, from λαός "people", νικᾶν "to be victorious", an anagram of Nikolaos which bears the same meaning; c. 1430 – c. 1470). Incidentally Chalcokondyles is from χαλκος "brass",and κονδυλος "knuckle". He was a Byzantine Greek historian from Athens. He is known for his Histories in ten books, which record the last 150 years of the Byzantine Empire.
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