Constantine Simonides

Palaeographer; forger of ancient texts

A palaeographer and dealer of icons, known as a man of extensive learning, with significant knowledge of manuscripts and miraculous calligraphy. He surpassed his contemporaries in literary ability. Some paleographers say that he was the most versatile forger of the nineteenth century.
  • Gender
    Male
  • Relationship
    Artist/maker
  • Nationality
    Greek
  • Born
    1820
  • Place of birth
    Europe: Southern Europe: Greece: Dodecanese
  • Died
    1890
  • Place of death
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Alexandria
  • Cause of death
    Leprosy
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