John VI Kantakouzenos as emperor (left) and monk (right). Family. The History of John Kantakouzenos (Book 1) / text, translation and commentary by Robert H. Trone. John Kantakouzenos defeated Anna with Ottoman help, and he was made Emperor John VI. Byzantium: The Decline and Fall (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996) p. 332. John VI Kantakouzenos or Cantacuzene (Greek: Ἰωάννης ΣΤʹ Καντακουζηνός, Iōannēs VI Kantakouzēnos) (c. 1292 – June 15, 1383), Byzantine emperor from 1347 to 1354, was born at Constantinople. Кантакузин управлявал Византия от 1347 г. до 1354 г. под името Йоан VІ Палеолог. Irene Asanina was the Empress consort of John VI Kantakouzenos of the Byzantine Empire. През 1354 година Йоан V превзел Цариград и Йоан Кантакузин абдикирал. John VI Kantakouzenos spent much of his own private wealth unsuccessfully trying to strengthen the Empire but was still unpopular because of his ties to the Ottomans. Geni requires JavaScript! Йоан Кантакузин е византийски император, управлявал от 1347 до 1354 година. Please enable JavaScript in your browser's settings to use this part of Geni. When news reached the army at Didymoteichon in Thrace, they declared Kantakouzenos emperor, and this marked the start of the civil war between John Kantakouzenos and the regency in Constantinople headed by Anna of Savoy, Apokaukos and the Patriarch. Johannes VI Kantakouzenos (Grieks: Ἰωάννης Ϛʹ Καντακουζηνός, Iōannēs VI′ Kantakouzēnos; Latyn: Johannes Cantacuzenus; omstreeks 1292 - 15 Junie 1383) was ’n Griekse edelman, staatsman en generaal. app. It possesses the merit of being well arranged and homogenous, the incidents being grouped round the chief actor in the person of the author, but the information is defective on matters with which he is not directly concerned. Скоро отношенията между тримата регенти се обтегнали и Кантакузин се провъзгласил за император. When John Kantakouzenos left Constantinople for Morea, his enemies seized the opportunity to declare John V emperor and order the disbandment of Kantakouzenos's army. ABSTRACTThis article examines the descriptions of military operations that can be found in the Histories of the fourteenth-century Byzantine emperor John VI Kantakouzenos (1347–1354). The financial burdens imposed by him had long been displeasing to his subjects, and a strong party had always favoured John V Palaiologos. He was also related to the imperial dynasty through his wife Eirene Asanina, a second cousin of Emperor Andronikos III Palaiologos. By his wife Irene Asanina, a daughter of Andronikos Asan (son of Emperor Ivan Asen III of Bulgaria by Eirene Palaiologina, herself daughter of Emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos), John VI Kantakouzenos had several children, including:[5], Articles containing Ancient Greek-language text, Articles incorporating a citation from the 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica with no article parameter, Articles incorporating text from the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, Articles incorporating text from Wikipedia, https://military.wikia.org/wiki/John_VI_Kantakouzenos?oldid=2894851, Pages using duplicate arguments in template calls, Theodora Kantakouzene, who married Sultan. During this period, the empire, already broken up and reduced to n… John VI Kantakouzenos or Cantacuzene (Greek: Ίωάννης ΣΤ΄ Καντακουζηνός, Iōannēs VI Kantakouzēnos) (c. 1292 – June 15, 1383), Byzantine emperor from 1347 to 1354, was born at Constantinople. Kantakouzenos retired to a monastery (where he assumed the name of Joasaph Christodoulos) and occupied himself in literary labours. He was the most prominent fourteenth‐century Byzantine military leader. През 1354 година Йоан V превзел Цариград и Йоан Кантакузин абдикирал. Despite his stalwart devotion to the young emperor and his mother the empress Anna of Savoy, his friendship with the late emperor had aroused both the jealousy of the Patriarch of Constantinople and his former protege Alexios Apokaukos, and the paranoia of the empress who suspected him to be an usurper. By the time of the Fourth Crusade, the Kantakouzenoi were among the greatest landholders in the Empire. There were wars with the Genoese, who had a colony at Galata and had money transactions with the court; and with the Serbians, who were at that time establishing an extensive empire on the north-western frontiers; and there was a hazardous alliance with the Turks, who made their first permanent settlement in Europe, at Gallipoli in Thrace, towards the end of his reign. John's younger son Manuel Kantakouzenos remained despotes of the Morea from 1349 until 1380. John VI Kantakouzenos, Cantacuzenus, or Cantacuzene was a Greek nobleman, statesman, and general. During this period, the empire, already broken up and reduced to narrow limits, was assailed on every side. He made his own son Matthew Kantakouzenos a co-emperor in 1353. Автор е на история обхващаща периода от 1320 до 1362 година, а също на писма и беседи с религиозно-полемичен характер. John VI Kantakouzenos or Cantacuzenus (Greek: Ἰωάννης ΣΤʹ Καντακουζηνός, Iōannēs VI Kantakouzēnos) (c. 1292 – 15 June 1383) was the Byzantine emperor from 1347 to 1354. Constantinople, 1370-75 CE, paint on parchment, Greek Manuscript 1242, fol.5 v, 33,5x24 cm. Kantakouzenos also wrote a defence of Hesychasm, a Greek mystical doctrine. Kantakouzenos also wrote a defence of Hesychasm, a Greek mystical doctrine. John VI Kantakouzenos was crowned co-emperor on 31 March 1347. През 1347 година той успял да превземе Цариград и тържествено бил коронясан за император, като оженил дъщеря си за Йоан V Палеолог. In the Komnenian period, members of the family are attested as military officials: the sebastos John Kantakouzenos was killed in the Battle of Myriokephalon, while his probable grandson, the Caesar John Kantakouzenos, married Irene Angelina, the sister of Isaac II Angelos. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris. During the Byzantine civil war between John V Palaiologos (r. 1341-1391 CE) and John VI Kantakouzenos (r. 1347-1354 CE), the Byzantine possessions in the Peloponnese began to slip from centralized control, with local lords effectively operating outside of imperial rule. John VI Kantakouzenos responded by having Matthew crowned as co-emperor, but John V Palaiologos, enlisting Genoese support and relying on the declining popularity of Kantakouzenos, succeeded in entering the capital in November 1354. Matthew Kantakouzenos, co-emperor 1353–1357, later despotēs in Morea, Maria Kantakouzene, who married Nikephoros II Orsini of Epirus, Theodora Kantakouzene, who married Sultan Orhan of the Ottoman Empire, Helena Kantakouzene, who married Emperor John V Palaiologos, ^ Norwich, John Julius. John Kantakouzenos was the son of a Michael Kantakouzenos, governor of the Morea. On the accession of Andronikos III in 1328, he was entrusted with the supreme administration of affairs. Замонашил се под името Йоасаф и прекарал остатъка от живота си в манастир (1320-1362). Constantinople, 1370-75 CE, paint on parchment, Greek Manuscript 1242, fol.5 v, 33,5x24 cm. There was an unsuccessful war with the Genoese, and in particular their colony at Galata, across from Constantinople itself. He died in the Peloponnese and was buried by his sons at Mistra in Laconia. Byzantine Emperor John VI Kantakouzenos (r. 1347-1354 CE) presiding over a synod. When news reached the army at Didymoteichon in Thrace, they declared Kantakouzenos emperor, and this marked the start of the civil war between John Kantakouzenos and the regency in Constantinople headed by Anna of Savoy, Apokaukos and the Patriarch. Abstract John VI Kantakouzenos was a Byzantine general, emperor, and author. When the civil war was concluded, John VI Kantakouzenos, in 1349 CE, appointed his … In 1367 Joasaph was appointed the representative of the Eastern Orthodox Church to negotiate with Paul of Smyrna then the Latin Patriarch of Constantinople to attempt a reconciliation of the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches. John VI Kantakouzenos or Cantacuzene (Greek: Ιωάννης ΣΤ΄ Καντακουζηνός, Iōannēs VI Kantakouzēnos) (c. 1292 – June 15, 1383), Byzantine emperor from 1347 to 1354, was born at Constantinople. John VI Kantakouzenos John VI Kantakouzenos portrayed both as emperor and monk in a miniature in a manuscript theological treatise written by him, second half of 14th century, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris. He died in the Peloponnese and was buried by his sons at Mistra in Laconia. 1292–1383) - Kyriakidis - 2011 - Major Reference Works - Wiley Online Library An apologia for his own actions, it needs to be read with caution; fortunately it can be supplemented and corrected by the work of a contemporary, Nikephoros Gregoras. In 1349, he sent a newly-built fleet of 9 fair-sized ships and about 100 smaller ones against the Genoese, but it is completely captured by the Genoese. He made his own son Matthew Kantakouzenos a co-emperor in 1353. In 1349, he sent a newly built fleet of 9 fair-sized ships and about 100 smaller ones against the Genoese, but it was captured in its entirety. Kantakouzenos became a close friend to Andronikos III and was one of his principal supporters in Andronikos' struggle against his grandfather, Andronikos II Palaiologos. The civil war which ensued lasted six years, during which the rival parties called in the aid of the Serbians, Bulgarians, and the Ottoman Turks, and engaged mercenaries of every description. Her paternal grandparents were Ivan Asen III of Bulgaria and Irene Palaiologina. Media in category "Ioannes VI Kantakouzenos" The following 6 files are in this category, out of 6 total. Despite his stalwart devotion to the young emperor and his mother the empress Anna of Savoy, his friendship with the late emperor had aroused both the jealousy of the Patriarch of Constantinople and his former protégé Alexios Apokaukos, and the paranoia of the empress who suspected him to be an usurper. John VI Kantakouzenos or Cantacuzenus (Greek: Ἰωάννης ΣΤʹ Καντακουζηνός, Iōannēs VI Kantakouzēnos) (c. 1292 – 15 June 1383) was the Byzantine emperor from 1347 to 1354. Кантакузин управлявал Византия от 1347 г. до 1354 г. под името Йоан VI Палеолог. През 1347 година той успял да превземе Цариград и тържествено бил коронясан за император, като оженил дъщеря си за Йоан V Палеолог. Борбата за престола между него и император Йоан V улеснили османското завоевание на Балканите. An apologia for his own actions, it needs to be read with caution; fortunately it can be supplemented and corrected by the work of a contemporary, Nikephoros Gregoras. Silver. The ideas first presented here were later developed in a considerably His History in four books deals with the years 1320–1356. It possesses the merit of being well arranged and homogenous, the incidents being grouped round the chief actor in the person of the author, but the information is defective on matters with which he is not directly concerned. On the death of the emperor in 1341, John Kantakouzenos was left as the designated regent, and guardian of his son John V Palaiologos, who was nine years old. The citizens you have invited bring you a 10% bonus from all the Gold they get from eRepublik - achievements, level ups or Gold purchases! Of John VI's daughters, Helena Kantakouzene married John and Matthew's rival John V Palaiologos (r. 1341–1391), Maria married Nikephoros II Orsini of Epirus, and … John Kantakouzenos was the son of a Michael Kantakouzenos, governor of the Morea. След смъртта на император Андроник III Палеолог (1328-1341) заедно с императрица Анна Савойска и Алексий Апокавк станал един от регентите на империята. [2] He was also related to the imperial dynasty through his wife Eirene Asanina, a second cousin of Emperor Andronikos III Palaiologos. The Kantakouzenoi first appear in the reign of Alexios I Komnenos, when a member of the family campaigned against the Cumans. Kantakouzenos was far too ready to invoke the aid of foreigners in his European quarrels; and as he had no money to pay them, this gave them a ready pretext for seizing upon a European town. John VI Kantakouzenos ... By this agreement between John V and John VI entailed , the former one o ered the Despotate of Morea in the ad-ministration of the Kantakouzenoi. On the death of the emperor in 1341, John Kantakouzenos was left as the designated regent, and guardian of his son John V Palaiologos, who was nine years old. After the death of the emperor, John again refused to take the throne, and insisted that the rightful heir was John V, and that he would assume administrative control of the Empire until he was of age. On the accession of Andronikos III in 1328, he was entrusted with the supreme administration of affairs. John VI Kantakouzenos abdicated and retired to a monastery. Йоан Кантакузин е византийски император, управлявал от 1347 до 1354 г. Заемал поста велик доместик във Византия. This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain. There were wars with the Genoese, who had a colony at Galata and had money transactions with the court; and with the Serbians, who were at that time establishing an extensive empire on the north-western frontiers; and there was a hazardous alliance with the Turks, who made their first permanent settlement in Europe, at Gallipoli in Thrace, towards the end of his reign. Скоро отношенията между тримата регенти се обтегнали и Кантакузин се провъзгласил за император. Kantakouzenos retired to a monastery (where he assumed the name of Joasaph Christodoulos) and occupied himself in literary labours. During this period, the empire, already broken up and reduced to narrow limits, was assailed on every side. John VI Kantakouzenos - Byzantine emperor, who ruled in 1341-1354 he. Father of Matthew Asanes Kantakouzenos; Manuel Kantakouzenos; Empress Helena Palaiologos; Andronikos Cantacuzino and Maria Orsini, - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_VI_Kantakouzenos. Борбата за престола между него и император Йоан V улеснили османското завоевание на Балканите. An apologia for his own actions, it needs to be read with caution; fortunately it can be supplemented and corrected by the work of a contemporary, Nikephoros Gregoras. John VI Kantakouzenos (by Cplakidas) - Byzantine Emperor John VI Kantakouzenos (r. 1347-1354 CE) presiding over a synod. It was only by the aid of the Ottoman Turks, with whom he made a bargain, that John VI Kantakouzenos brought the war to an end favourable to himself. Замонашил се под името Йоасаф и прекарал остатъка от живота си в манастира Ватопеди на Света гора[1] (1320-1362). [1] This plan was subsequently refused by Pope Urban V and so nothing came of it. When John Kantakouzenos left Constantinople for Morea, his enemies seized the opportunity to declare John V emperor and order the disbandment of Kantakouzenos's army. He made his own son Matthew Kantakouzenosa co-emperor in 1353. On the death of the emperor in 1341, John Kantakouzenos was left as the designated regent, and guardian of his son John V Palaiologos, who was nine years old. John VI Kantakouzenos as emperor (left) and monk (right) Kantakouzenos retired to a monastery , where he assumed the name of Joasaph Christodoulos and occupied himself with literary labors. John VI Kantakouzenos or Cantacuzene (Greek: Ἰωάννης ΣΤʹ Καντακουζηνός, Iōannēs VI Kantakouzēnos) (c. 1292 – June 15, 1383), Byzantine emperor from 1347 to 1354, was born at Constantinople. After the death of the emperor, John again refused to take the throne, and insisted that the rightful heir was John V, and that he would assume administrative control of the Empire until he was of age. John VI Kantakouzenos or Cantacuzene (Greek: Ἰωάννης ΣΤʹ Καντακουζηνός, Iōannēs VI Kantakouzēnos) (c. 1292 – June 15, 1383), Byzantine emperor from 1347 to 1354, was born at Constantinople. He was also related to the imperial dynasty through his wife Eirene Asanina, a second cousin of Emperor Andronikos III Palaiologos. Born in Constantinople, John Kantakouzenos was the son of Michael Kantakouzenos, governor of the Morea; Donald Nicol speculates that he may have been born after his father's death, and was brought up as an only child. The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium, Oxford University Press, 1991. [4] This plan was subsequently refused by Pope Urban V and so nothing came of it. Portraits The Hesychast Council of Constantinople , 1351 CE. In 1367 Joasaph (as he was now known) was appointed the representative of the Eastern Orthodox Church to negotiate with Paul of Smyrna then the Latin Patriarch of Constantinople to attempt a reconciliation of the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches. [1] Through his mother Theodora Palaiologina Angelina, he was a descendant of the reigning house of Palaiologos. 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