John V Palaiologos

John V Palaiologos

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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 V Palaiologos (or Palaeologus) (Greek: I ann?'s V Palaiologos) (18 June 1332 - February 16, 1391) was the son of Emperor Andronikos III Palaiologos and Anna of Savoy. His maternal grandparents were Count Amadeus V of Savoy and his second wife Maria of Brabant. He succeeded his father as Byzantine Emperor in 1341, at age nine.John VI Kantakouzenos, his father's friend, served as his regent and co-emperor (1347-1354), after having fought a civil war (1341-1347) against the regency for young John V headed by his mother Anna of Savoy, the Patriarch John XIV Kalekas and the megas doux Alexios Apokaukos. Forced to fight John Kantakouzenos, who had usurped the throne during his minority, John V became sole emperor in 1354. In 1343, Anna of Savoy pawned the Byzantine crown jewels for 30,000 Venetian ducats. His long reign was marked by the gradual dissolution of the imperial power.show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • Fec Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136682338
  • 9786136682334