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Subject Religion » Christianity

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631232032.2001.x


(d. 1589) Philothei, an educated and wealthy noblewoman of the Athenian Venizelos family, was forced into marriage (1536), but when widowed founded a convent, using her inheritance and influence to organize hospitals, schools and other charitable associations around Attica. She was executed by the local Turks while leading a vigil, but her convent remained a centre of welfare work. Philothei, a patron of Athens and the most popular new martyr , is commemorated on 19 February. ( 1982 ), Philothei Benizelou . Athens : Astir . ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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