James of Constantinople

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James (Greek Ιάκωβος) was a clergyman of the 17th century who served three terms as Patriarch of Constantinople.

James was originally from the island of Chios. He served as Metropolitan of Larisa before becoming Patriarch for the first time in 1679. He was dethroned on July 30, 1682 but was enthroned once more three years later. Once more he was removed in 1686 only to return the following year. His third enthronement was opposed by many and, eventually, on March 3, 1688, James abdicated for good and left for Moldavia where he died in 1700.