John VII was Patriarch of Jerusalem from 964 to 966. He was burned at the stake by a Muslim mob after writing the Byzantine Emperor Nicephoros II Phocas pleading with him to hasten to Palestine and retake it from the Fatamid Caliphs.[1]


  1. Steven Runciman, A History of the Crusades, vol. 1 The First Crusade (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987), 30.

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