Michael Palaiologos, VIII

Michael Palaiologos, VIII

Male Abt 1224 - 1282  (~ 58 years)    Has more than 250 ancestors and more than 250 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Michael Palaiologos 
    Suffix VIII 
    Relationshipwith Adam
    Born Abt 1224  Nicaea Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Dec 1282 
    Person ID I487891  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 

    Father General Nikephoros Tarchaneiotes,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Maria Palaiologina,   b. Abt 1216,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Siblings 2 siblings 
    Family ID F195771  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Theodora Palaiologina Batatzina Dukaina Komnene,   d. 4 Mar 1303 
    Children 
     1. Manuel Palaiologos,   b. Abt 1254,   d. 1259  (Age ~ 5 years)
     2. Andronikos Palaiologos, II,   b. 25 Mar 1259,   d. 12 Feb 1332, Constantinople, Byzantium Empire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Dukas Konstantinos Palaiologos,   b. Aft 1260,   d. 5 Mar 1306  (Age ~ 45 years)
     4. Eirene Palaiologina,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Anna Palaiologina,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Eudoka Palaiologina,   d. 13 Dec 1302
     7. Theodora Angelina Palaiologina,   b. Abt 1272, Constantinople Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1342  (Age ~ 70 years)
     8. Theodora Palaiologina,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F195764  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Costanza 'Anna' von Hohenstaufen,   b. Abt 1230-1232,   d. Apr 1307, Valencia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2009 
    Family ID F195987  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Diplobatazaina,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Maria Palaiologina,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Euphrosyne Palaiologina,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2009 
    Family ID F195991  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Michael Palaiologos, VIII
    Michael Palaiologos, VIII

  • Notes 
    • Emperor of Nicaea and Byzantium
      reigned 1259-92
      Restored the Byzantine Empire, and founded the Paleologos Dynasty.
      Liberated Constantinople from the Latins in 1261, after 57 Years of Occupation
      Also was the Longest Lived of the Empires Ruling Houses.

      Emperor of Nicea and Byzantium, ca.1224-1282. He became a successful general in the Nicaean Empire and in 1258 became regent for, and soon co-ruler with, the eight-year-old Emperor John IV Lascaris. Later he had John IV blinded and imprisoned, thus becoming sole ruler of Nicaea. In 1261 he became Emperor of Constantinople, in the process becoming embroiled with the papacy and Charles of Anjou, who aimed to re-establish the Latin Empire with himself as emperor.
      The forced reunion of the Orthodox Church with Rome aroused great discontent among his subjects but warded off attacks until 1281. The even more hostile Pope Martin IV (1281-1285) proclaimed a crusade against him, but Michael VIII incited discontent in Sicily, which was invaded by his allies the Aragonese, thereby ending Charles of Anjou's threatening ambitions.


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