griechischer Schriftsteller und Reisenderwd:Q355633
country of citizenship: Byzantine Empire
language of expression: Ancient Greek
occupation: explorer, astronomer, writer, geographer
Cosmas Indicopleustes (Koinē Greek: Κοσμᾶς Ἰνδικοπλεύστης, lit. 'Cosmas who sailed to India'; also known as Cosmas the Monk) was a Greek merchant and later hermit from Alexandria of Egypt. He was a 6th-century traveller, who made several voyages to India during the reign of emperor Justinian. His work Christian Topography contained some of the earliest and most famous world maps.
Cosmas was a pupil of the East Syriac Patriarch Aba I and was himself a follower of the Church of the East.
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