Matthaios Asanes Kantakuzenos

Matthaios Asanes Kantakuzenos

Male Abt 1325 - 1383  (~ 58 years)    Has more than 250 ancestors and more than 250 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Matthaios Asanes Kantakuzenos 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born Abt 1325 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Jun 1383 
    Person ID I488149  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2009 

    Father Ioannes Cantacuzene, VI,   b. Abt 1294-1295,   d. 15 Jun 1383, Cantacuzene Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years) 
    Mother Eirene Asanina,   b. Abt 1307, Constantinople Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1363-1379  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married Bef 1320 
    Siblings 5 siblings 
    Family ID F195918  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eirene Palaeologa,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1341 
    Children 
     1. Demetrios I Kantakuzenos,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. John Kantakuzenos,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Theodora Kantakuzene,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Helena Kantakuzene,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Maria Kantakuzene,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 1 Nov 2007 
    Family ID F241157  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Co-Emperor, Lord of Thracia

      return for the support he gave to his father during his struggle with John V Palaiologos , he was given part of Thrace as an appanage , and was proclaimed joint emperor in 1353. From his Thracian domain, he led several wars against the Serbians . An attack, which he prepared in 1350, was frustrated by the defection of his Turkish auxiliaries. In 1357, he was captured by his enemies, who delivered him to the rival emperor John V Palaiologos. Compelled to abdicate, he moved to the Morea , in 1361, and assisted his brother Manuel Kantakouzenos in its government. After his brother's death in 1380, Matthew Asanes Kantakouzenos governed the Morea until the appointment of the new governor Theodore I Palaiologos , in 1381, and his arrival in 1382. Before full transition of power in the Morea, from the Kantakouzenos family to that of Palaiologos , Matthew resigned his power in the Morea to his son Demetrios I Kantakouzenos .


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