Abt 1224 - 1282 (~ 58 years)
Has more than 250 ancestors and more than 250 descendants in this family tree.
||Michael Palaiologos |
||11 Dec 1282
||19 Mar 2010 |
||Theodora Palaiologina Batatzina Dukaina Komnene, d. 4 Mar 1303 |
| ||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 (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 , d. 6 Jan 1342 (Age ~ 70 years)|
| ||8. Theodora Palaiologina, d. Yes, date unknown|
||19 Mar 2010 |
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- Emperor of Nicaea and Byzantium
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.