John III of Trebizond

John III of Trebizond

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John III Megas Komnenos I ann?'s III Megas Komn nos (c. 1321 - 1362) was Emperor of Trebizond from September 4, 1342 to May 3, 1344. He was a son of Emperor Michael of Trebizond (who had reigned for a day in 1341) and Acropolitissa, a daughter of Constantine Acropolites. John lived most of his life in Constantinople where his father had lived since c. 1297. When Michael became Emperor of Trebizond for a day in 1341 and was quickly deposed and imprisoned by Grand Duke John the Eunuch of Limnia, John was still in Constantinople. However, in 1342 the leaders of the Scholarioi, Niketas Scholares and Gregory, visited him there and persuaded the young man to come with them to Trebizond and take the throne. With the approval of the Byzantine government, the group set out for Trebizond in September 1342 after enlisting the support of three Genoese galleys, bringing their little fleet to a total of five ships.show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135921339
  • 9786135921335