June 13 – Anthim of Iberia; Anthony of Padua

Anthim of Iberia (ca. 1650–1716) (ანთიმოზ ივერიელი) was fluent in Greek, Romanian, Slavonic, Arabic, Turkish, and Georgian; well-versed in theology, literature, and science; and unusually gifted in painting, engraving, sculpture, and calligraphy. After being taken prisoner, sold into slavery, and set free, he went to Wallachia to run the royal print shop, turning Bucharest into… Continue reading June 13 – Anthim of Iberia; Anthony of Padua