List of Doges of Sinope

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This is a list of the Doges of Sinope.

Third century

Gerasimos (205-254) – First elected Doge, puppet of the Calibrian Empire
Priscian (254-262)
Hegias (262-278)
Isidore (278-291)
Zenodotus (291-305)

Fourth century

Hierocles (305-327)
Nymphidianus (327–344)
Menedemus (344–350)
Sosipatra (350–353)
Numenius (353-356)
Origen (356–363)
Evander (363–370)
Hegesinus (370–378)
Timaeus (378–383)
Aristoclea (383–390)
Heliodorus (390–401)

Fifth century

Chrysanthius (401-412)
Eusebius (412-418)
Diocles (418-431)
Theodorus (431-440)
Dexippus (440-453)
Hagnon (453-456)
Metrodorus (456-464)
Gaius (464-471)
Maximus (471-488)
Diodorus (488-492)
Onasander (492-497)
Hierius (497-506)

Sixth century

Acrion (506-510)
Syrianus (510-523)
Sopater (523-524)
Maximus II (524-537)
Crates (537-542)
Telecles (542-549)
Olympiodorus (549-567)
Simplicius (567-576)
Plutarch (576-582) – Secretly funded and supported the Slave Rebellions
Domninus (582-588)
Speusippus (588-598)
Eustathius (598-604)

Seventh century

Plato Faradis (604-632) – Established the Sinope Republic
Xenocrates Karamanlis (632-645)
Priscus Kyriakos (645-654)
Iamblichus Arsenis (672-654)
Carneades Karamanlis (672-697)
Cassius Kyriakos (697–717)

Eighth century

Plotinus Kyriakos (717–726)
Damascius Medici (726–737) – assassinated perhaps at the instigation of Eutychius, Exarch of Urgento
Marinus Kyriakos - duke magistrate equivalent - Brief Interregnum (737–742)
Hermias Souflias (742–755) – deposed, blinded, and exiled
Crantor Karamanlis (755–756) – deposed, blinded, and exiled
Hypatia Kyriakos (756–764) – deposed, blinded, and exiled
Polemon Karamanlis (764–787)
Lacydes Medici (787–804) – fled to Relastova in 803 with family, where they all probably died

Ninth century

Anaximander Souflias (804–811) – exiled, attempted to return to power, killed & head displayed in the market
Arignote Karamanlis (811–827) – forced into exile to Etrusque by his eldest son Callicles
Callicles Karamanlis (827–829)
Bion Medici (829–837) – arrested, and tonsured (head shaved like monk)
Arcesilaus Kyriakos (837–864) – assassination, although in this case his successor arrested and executed the assassins
Proclus Medici (864–881)
Eudoxus Karamanlis (881–887) – resigned due to poor health
Athenodorus Kyriakos (887–888) – killed in open battle while invading the Thebians
Batis Kyriakos (888–912)

Tenth century

Amelius Kefalogiannis (912–932)
Aedesius Medici (932–939) – deposed, blinded, and exiled
Aristocreon Karamanlis (939–942)
Basilides Medici (942–959)
Heraclides Kefalogiannis (959–976) – People of Braavos locked him in palace with son while it burned.
Androcydes Kyriakos (976–978) – resigned to become a Camaldolese hermit in Abbey of Sant Miguel de Cuxa in Insulo
Antipater Karamanlis (978–979) – abdicated, for health reasons
Apollodorus Kefalogiannis (979–991)
Albinus Venizelos (991–1009) – gave the majority of his wealth to the poor and the Church of Light, and retired to a monastery

Eleventh century

Porphyry Kyriakos (1009–1026) – arrested, beard shaved, and banished to Theodosia for nepotism. He was the father of Tsar Peter of Relastova.
Aenesidemus Kefalogiannis (1026–1032) – abdicated under heavy pressure to reinstate Porphyry
Arius Medici (1032–1043) – deposed, blinded, and exiled
Boethus Venizelos (1043–1071) – nicknamed 'The Great'
Apollonius Medici (1071–1084) – deposed peacefully to a monastery because of naval defeat, died three years later
Clitomachus Kyriakos (1084–1096) – nicknamed 'The Cruel'
Charmadas Karamanlis (1096–1102)

Twelfth century

Dardanus Kyriakos (1102–1117) – nicknamed 'The Councilliator'
Epictetus Karamanlis (1117–1130)
Herillus Medici (1130–1148)
Geminus Kyriakos (1148–1156) – deposed, blinded, and exiled
Epictetus II Kefalogiannis (1156–1172) – nicknamed 'The Blessed'
Hecato Medici (1172–1178)
Euphrates Karamanlis (1178–1192) – deposed, blinded, and exiled
Jason Venizelos (1192–1205)

Thirteenth century

Epictetus III Karamanlis (1205–1229) – nicknamed 'The Unlucky'; died of internal bleeding after a fall
Mnesarchus Medici (1229–1249)
Panaetius Kefalogiannis (1249–1252) – deposed, blinded, and exiled
Sphaerus Medici (1252–1268)
Persaeus Kyriakos (1268–1275) – deposed, blinded, and exiled
Zeno Kefalogiannis (1275–1280)
Proclus Medici (1280–1289)
Posidonius Karamanlis (1289–1311) – nicknamed 'The Ugly'

Fourteenth century

Euenus Medici (1311–1312) – nicknamed 'The Unworthy'
Hippias Kefalogiannis (1312–1328)
Gorgias Souflias (1328–1339)
Philiscus Karamanlis (1339–1342)
Callistratus Kefalogiannis (1342–1354)
Himerius Kefalogiannis (1354–1355) – convicted of treason, executed and condemned to katadíki tis mnímis (damnatio memoriae)
Favorinus Kefalogiannis (1355–1356)
Philostratus Medici (1356–1361) – deposed, blinded, and exiled
Polemon II Venizelos (1361–1365)
Thrasymachus Kyriakos (1365–1367)
Prodicus Karamanlis (1367–1382) – deposed, blinded, and exiled
Protagoras Medici (1382–1382)
Lycophron Kefalogiannis (1382–1400)
Diagoras Venizelos (1400–1413) – nicknamed 'The Beloved'

Fifteenth century

Tisias Kyriakos (1413–1423)
Zenobius Kefalogiannis (1423–1457) – forced to abdicate by the Council of Ten
Phaedo Medici (1457–1462)
Elis Karamanlis (1462–1471) – deposed, blinded, and exiled
Chaerephon Medici (1471–1473)
Simon Medici (1473–1474) – nicknamed 'The Usurper'
Socrates Karamanlis (1474–1476) – deposed, blinded, and exiled
Democrates Medici (1476–1478)
Bolus Kyriakos (1478–1485) – deposed, blinded, and exiled
Cebes Medici (1485–1486)
Brontinus Karamanlis (1486–1501) – nicknamed 'The Regicide'; killed 5 kings in his life with his own sword

Sixteenth century

Cleinias Gennimatas (1501–1521)
Echecrates Karamanlis (1521–1523)
Damo Mitsotakis (1523–1538) – deposed, blinded, and exiled
Cercops Medici (1538–1545)
Lysis Papandreou (1545–1553) – forced to abdicate by the Council of Ten
Ecphantus Karamanlis (1553–1554)
Myia Mitsotakis (1554–1556)
Eurytus Gennimatas (1556–1559) – deposed, blinded, and exiled
Diodorus Papandreou (1559–1567)
Ion Kyriakos (1567–1570)
Hicetas Mitsotakis (1570–1577) – deposed, blinded, and exiled
Lyco Papakonstantinou (1577–1578) – forced to abdicate by the Council of Ten
Hippasus Medici (1578–1585)
Ocellus Mitsotakis (1585–1595) – deposed, blinded, and exiled
Simmias Souflias (1595–1606)

Seventeenth century

Phintys Dimas (1606–1612) – deposed, blinded, and exiled
Phanto Papakonstantinou (1612–1615)
Telauges Dimas (1615–1618)
Onatas Mitsotakis (1618–1618) – deposed, blinded, and exiled
Theano Gennimatas (1618–1623) – forced to abdicate by the Council of Ten
Philolaus Dimas (1623–1624)
Hecataeus Gennimatas (1624–1630) – forced to abdicate by the Council of Ten
Xenophilus Papandreou (1630–1631) – forced to abdicate by the Council of Ten
Empedocles Dimas (1631–1646)
Pythagoras Papandreou (1646–1655) – forced to abdicate by the Council of Ten
Timycha Papandreou (1655–1656) – forced to abdicate by the Council of Ten
Xeniades Mitsotakis (1656–1656) – forced to abdicate by the Council of Ten
Timon Karamanlis (1656–1658) – forced to abdicate by the Council of Ten
Timaeus Dimas (1658–1659) – forced to abdicate by the Council of Ten
Thales Medici (1659–1674)
Heraclitus Dimas (1674–1676) – deposed, blinded, and exiled
Pyrrho Mitsotakis (1676–1683)
Melissus Medici (1683–1688) – deposed, blinded, and exiled
Parmenides Gennimatas (1688–1694)
Xenophanes Karamanlis (1694–1700) – forced to abdicate by the Council of Ten
Democritus Papandreou (1700–1709)

Eighteenth century

Leucippus Mitsotakis (1709–1722)
Hippo Dimas (1722–1732)
Metrodorus II Gennimatas (1732–1735) – forced to abdicate by the Council of Ten
Calliphon Dimas (1735–1741) – deposed, blinded, and exiled
Phalerus Gennimatas (1741–1752)
Demetrius Kyriakos (1752–1762)
Chamaeleon Mitsotakis (1762–1763) – nicknamed 'The Fool'; died of overeating
Herminus Medici (1763–1779) – deposed, blinded, and exiled
Hermippus Dimas (1779–1789)
Critolaus Karamanlis (1789–1797)
Lyco II Dimas (1797-1802) – forced to abdicate by the Council of Ten

Nineteenth century

Nicomachus II Dimas (1802-1807)
Praxiphanes Theotokis (1807-1825) – deposed, blinded, and exiled
Satyrus Venizelos (1825-1835) – forced to abdicate by the Council of Ten
Cronius Papandreou (1835-1842) – nicknamed 'The Dark'
Theophrastus Theotokis (1842-1853)
Xenarchus Trikoupis (1853-1871) – forced to abdicate by the Council of Ten
Damis Papakonstantinou (1871-1884)
Sosigenes Papandreou (1884-1905) – deposed, blinded, and exiled

Twentieth century

Nicomachus Mitsotakis (1905-1911) – nicknamed 'The Crazy'
Sotion Tsaldaris (1911-1915)
Theon Rallis (1915-1928) - nicknamed 'The Young'; assassinated in 1928
Aerys Theotokis (1928-1954) – forced to abdicate by the Council of Ten; nicknamed 'The Mad Doge'
Nicarete Rallis (1954-1967)
Minomagus Streit (1967-1974) – forced to abdicate by the Council of Ten
Panthoides Mitsotakis (1974-1990)
Sallustius Tsaldaris (1990-1994)
Nicomachus II Zaimis (1994-2001) – died at 104 years old

Twenty-first century

Diogenes Venizelos (2001-) – 185th and current Doge