List of Byzantine scholars

This is a list of Byzantine scientists and other scholars.

Before the 9th century

Most important scholars known before the Macedonian Renaissance were active under the Justinian dynasty.

The Macedonian Renaissance

The Macedonian Renaissance occurred in the period of the Macedonian dynasty from 867 to 1056.

The Komnenian period and after

The Komnenian period ranged from 1081 to about 1185.

The Palaiologian Renaissance

The Palaiologian Renaissance was mostly contemporary with the Renaissance of the 12th century. The Palaiologos dynasty ruled from c. 1260 to 1453. A number of Greek scholars contributed to the establishment of this renaissance also in Western Europe.

See also


  1. Carl B. Boyer. "Revival and Decline of Greek Mathematics". In Boyer (1991), p. 193. "The commentary by Eutocius on the Conics of Apollonius was dedicated to Anthemius of Tralles (t534), an able mathematician and architect of St. Sophia of Constantinople, who described the string construction of the ellipse and wrote a work On Burning-mirrors in which the focal properties of the parabola are described."
    Although Anthemius died not 534 but before 558, cf. Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium, p. 109.
  2. Marcus Louis Rautman (2006), Daily Life in the Byzantine Empire (Greenwood Publishing Group, ISBN 0-313-32437-9), 29495.


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