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Pope Gabriel IV of Alexandria

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Pope Gabriel IV of Alexandria was the 86th Coptic Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark (6 January 1370 – 28 April 1378).

Pope Gabriel IV was previously the abbot of the Moharrak Monastery. He was known to be a great scholar and righteous ascetic. He was enthroned on 11 Tobi, 1086 A.M. (6 January 1370 A.D.) During his papacy, in the year 1370 A.D., a great light appeared in Egypt during the night and lingered until dawn. In 1371 A.D., there was a great flood in the Nile, which threatened Egypt.

Gabriel IV was contemporary of Al-Ashraf Nasir-ad-Din Shaban II and Al-Mansur Alah-ad-Din Ali, the Bahri sultans. He sat on the throne of Saint Mark for 8 years, 3 months, and 22 days. He died on 3 Pashons, 1094 A.M. (28 April 1378 A.D.), and was buried next to Saint Simon the Tanner.

Preceded by
John X
Coptic Pope
Succeeded by
Matthew I

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