Constantine XI Palaiologos

Constantine XI[1] Dragases Palaiologos, Laitinised as Palaeologus (Greek: Κωνσταντῖνος ΙΑ' Δραγάσης Παλαιολόγος, Kōnstantinos XI Dragasēs Palaiologos; 8 Februar 1405[2][3] – 29 Mey 1453) wis the last reignin Byzantine Emperor,[4][5][6] reignin as a member o the Palaiologos dynasty frae 1449 tae his daith in battle at the faw o Constantinople.

Constantine XI Palaiologos
Κωνσταντῖνος ΙΑ' Παλαιολόγος
Emperor o the Byzantine Empire
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Constantine XI Palaiologos
Ring6 Januar 1449 – 29 Mey 1453
Coronation6 Januar 1449
PredecessorJohn VIII Palaiologos
SuccessorOffice abolished
Born8 Februar 1405(1405-02-08)
Dee'd29 Mey 1453(1453-05-29) (aged 48)
SpouseTheodora Tocco
Caterina Gattilusio
DynastyPalaiologos dynasty
FaitherManuel II Palaiologos
MitherHelena Dragaš


  1. In aulder soorces sometimes Constantine XII, if Constantine Laskaris (1204–05) is coontit, cf. Alice-Mary Tost, "Constantine XI Palaiologos", A. P. Kazhdan, ed., The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium (Oxford University Press, 1991 [online 2005]).
  2. Donald M. Nicol, The Immortal Emperor (Cambridge: University Press, 1992)
  3. Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium, Oxford University Press, 1991
  4. Donald MacGillivray Nicol, The last centuries of Byzantium, 1261–1453 (Cambridge: University Press, 1993), p.369
  5. A.Vasiliev, History of the Byzantine Empire, 324–1453, volume 2 (1958), p.589
  6. William J. Duiker, Jackson J. Spielvogel, World History, Volume I (2009), p.378