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Date of birth unknown; died circa 1462. Metropolitan of all Rus’.

Of Greek or Bulgarian origin, Isidor was the abbot of a Byzantine monastery. In 1437, Patriarch Joseph of Constantinople ordained him as head of the Russian church, hoping that Isidor would actively promote the union of the Catholic and Orthodox churches, thus supporting the struggle of Byzantium and Rome against the aggression of the Turks. At the Council of Florence of 1439, Isidor vigorously defended the union but was opposed by Foma, the emissary from Tver’—the sole lay member of the Russian delegation. The Russian princes rejected the union, and Isidor was imprisoned. He fled to Italy in 1441 and became a cardinal of the Catholic Church.


Ramm, B. Ia. Papstvo i Rus’ v X-XV vv. Moscow-Leningrad, 1959. (See name index.)
Winter, E. Papstvo itsarizm. Moscow, 1964. (Translated from German.)
References in classic literature ?
Isidore Saack, who had had a leg broken by the ghost!
His name was Isidore Smythe; and I can see him still, with his little dark face, just coming up to the counter, making a jumping kangaroo out of five cigars.
Just when I had finished reading the second letter from Isidore Smythe announcing his success.
This very dapper but dwarfish figure, with the spike of black beard carried insolently forward, the clever unrestful eyes, the neat but very nervous fingers, could be none other than the man just described to him: Isidore Smythe, who made dolls out of banana skins and match-boxes; Isidore Smythe, who made millions out of undrinking butlers and unflirting housemaids of metal.
There was a short silence, and then Isidore Smythe said quietly, "Would you like a little whiskey?
Isidore Smythe was not in the place, either dead or alive.
In company with her male colleague, the great American actor, Isidore Bruno, she was producing a particularly poetical and fantastic interpretation of Midsummer Night's Dream: in which the artistic prominence was given to Oberon and Titania, or in other words to Bruno and herself.
Nearly six-foot-six, and of more than theatrical thews and muscles, Isidore Bruno, in the gorgeous leopard skin and golden-brown garments of Oberon, looked like a barbaric god.
When the police arrived it was to tear the two men from an almost ape-like grapple; and, after a few formal inquiries, to arrest Isidore Bruno upon a charge of murder, brought against him by his furious opponent.
He usually had a companion on the way in the person of Monsieur Isidore Baudoyer, head of a bureau in Monsieur de la Billardiere's division, consequently one of Rabourdin's colleagues.
In monstrosities, the correlations between quite distinct parts are very curious; and many instances are given in Isidore Geoffroy St.
These explore the relationship between Emilie, the daughter of Creole slaveowners, and Isidore, a biracial French man who has arranged to marry her.