Micheal Palaiologos, IX

Micheal Palaiologos, IX

Male 1294 - 1320  (26 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Micheal Palaiologos 
    Suffix IX 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 1294 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1320 
    Person ID I84605  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2009 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Anna von Ungarn,   b. Abt 1258, Hungarn Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1281  (Age ~ 23 years) 
    Married 8 Nov 1273 
    Siblings 3 siblings 
    Family ID F32299  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rita von Armenien,   d. Yes, date unknown 
     1. Andronikos Palaiologos, III,   b. 1297,   d. 15 Jun 1342  (Age 45 years)
     2. Anna Palaiologina,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Manuel Palaiologos,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Theodora Palaiologina,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2009 
    Family ID F34705  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Andronikos II Palaiologos and Michael IX Palaeologos
    Andronikos II Palaiologos and Michael IX Palaeologos

  • Notes 
    • Co-Emperor with his Father from 1295; despite his efforts in fighting the Turks and resisting the encroachments of the Catalan Mercenaries was unable to reverse the decline of the empire

      IX Palaiologos was acclaimed co-emperor in 1281 and was crowned in 1294 or 1295. In 1300, he was sent at the head of Alanian mercenaries against the Turks in Asia Minor , and in 1304-1305 he was charged with dealing with the rebellious Catalan Company . After the murder of the Catalan commander Roger de Flor , Michael IX led the Byzantine troops (augmented by Turks and 5-8,000 Alanians) against the Catalans, but was defeated and wounded.
      Michael IX was also ultimately unsuccessful against Theodore Svetoslav of Bulgaria in 1307, concluding peace in 1307 and marrying his daughter to the Bulgarian emperor. In 1311, Michael IX was defeated by Osman I. Michael IX eventually retired to Thessalonica , where he died in 1320.
      A brave and energetic soldier willing to make personal sacrifices to pay or encourage his troops, Michael IX was generally unable to overcome his enemies and is the only Palaiologan emperor to predecease his father. Michael IX's premature death at age 43 was attributed in part to grief over the accidental murder of his younger son Manuel Palaiologos by retainers of his older son and co-emperor Andronikos III Palaiologos

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