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)
Constantinople
Dee'd29 Mey 1453(1453-05-29) (aged 48)
Constantinople
SpouseTheodora Tocco
Caterina Gattilusio
IssueNone
DynastyPalaiologos dynasty
FaitherManuel II Palaiologos
MitherHelena Dragaš

ReferencesEedit

  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