Euthymios of Sardis

   Bishop of Sardis (qq.v.) and staunch Iconophile (q.v.) in the struggle over Iconoclasm (q.v.). His leadership at the Second Council of Nicaea in 787 did not save him from being deposed by Nikephoros I (q.v.), who accused him of supporting the rebel Bardanes Tourkos (q.v.). He was persecuted in the second period of Iconoclasm by Leo V (q.v.), who exiled him to Thasos (q.v.), and by Theophilos (q.v.), who exiled him to the island of St. Andrew in the Sea of Marmara (q.v.). There he died in 831 from a flogging he received.

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