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John VII Palaiologos

( Byzantine Emperor)

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John VII Palaeologus - Byzantine emperor, who ruled in 1390, Mr..

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Son Andronicus IV. Genus. app. 1370 + 1408 g. Once in 1373, Mr.. John's father Andronikos tried to revolt against his father, John V, Emperor ordered to blind the offender with little grandson. But it did not completely - just as Andronicus, John VII preserved vision, though he saw bad, squinting and blinking frequently. In 1381, Mr.. he was given possession Silimvriya. In April 1390, Mr.. John, with the support of Sultan Bayazid conquered Constantinople, overthrew his grandfather and was crowned. His reign lasted only a few months: the youngest son of John V Manuel could come to the rescue of his father and knocked the usurper of the capital. In 1398, Mr.. John again led the revolt, this time against Manuel. But since the Turkish threat Palaiologos united. Manuel went to Europe to seek support against the Turks, and John in 1402, Mr.. withstood a siege in the capital of Turkish troops. Fortunately for the Romans, Bayazed was distracted by the invasion of Timur, and hurriedly went to Asia. After his return in 1403, Mr. Manuel. from abroad, John was in possession of the island of Lemnos and Thessalonica (Dashkov: 'John Seventh').


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