Olympianus of Byzantium

Olympianus (Greek: Ὀλυμπιανός, died 198) was the bishop of Byzantium for eleven years (187–198 AD). He succeeded Bishop Pertinax. In 196 Byzantium was conquered by Emperor Septimius Severus during his rivalry with Pescennius Niger. Septimius Severus took the right of metropolis from the city and made it part of the Heracleia. Byzantium remained a bishopric under Heracleia for more than a century.

Olympianus of Byzantium
Bishop of Byzantium
Term ended198
Personal details
DenominationEarly Christianity

Olympianus' successor was Marcus I.


Titles of the Great Christian Church
Preceded by
Bishop of Byzantium
Succeeded by
Marcus I