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Flavian of Constantinople

Flavian (d. 449), bishop of Constantinople, and an adherent of the Antiochene[?] school, succeeded Proclus in 447.

He presided at the council which deposed Eutyches in 448, but in the following year he was deposed by the council of Ephesus (the "robber synod"), which reinstated Eutyches in his office. Flavian's death shortly afterwards was attributed, by a pious fiction, to ill treatment at the hands of his theological opponents. The council of Chalcedon canonized him as a martyr, and in the Latin Church he is commemorated on February 18.

This entry was originally from the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.

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