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Matthew Kantakouzenos or Cantacuzenus (Greek: Ματθαίος Ασάνης Καντακουζηνός, Matthaios Asanēs Kantakouzēnos) (c. 1325–1383 or 1391). Byzantine Emperor from 1353 to 1357. This is a list of Byzantine Emperors. ...


Life

Matthew Asanes Kantakouzenos was the son of Emperor John VI Kantakouzenos by Eirene Asanina. In return for the support he gave to his father during his struggle with John V Palaiologos, he was allowed to annex part of Thrace under his own dominion and, in 1353, was proclaimed joint emperor. John VI Kantakouzenos or Cantacuzene (Greek: Ιωάννης ΣΤ΄ Καντακουζηνός, Iōannēs VI Kantakouzēnos) (c. ... John V Palaiologos or Palaeologus (Greek: Ιωάννης Ε Παλαιολόγος, Iōannēs V Palaiologos), (1332 – February 16, 1391) was the son of Emperor Andronikos III Palaiologos and Anna of Savoy. ... Thrace (Bulgarian: , Greek: , Latin: , Turkish: ) is a historical and geographic area in southeast Europe. ...


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 Morea, in 1361, and assisted his brother Manuel Kantakouzenos in its government. Anthem: Bože pravde (English: God of Justice) Capital (and largest city) Belgrade Serbian written with the Cyrillic alphabet1 Government Republic  - Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica  - President Boris Tadić Establishment    - Formation 814   - First Serbian Uprising 1804   - Internationally recognized July 13, 1878   - Kingdom of SCS created December 1, 1918   - SCG dissolved... Manuel Kantakouzenos or Cantacuzenus (Greek: Μανουήλ Καντακουζηνός, ManouÄ“l KantakouzÄ“nos), (c. ...


After his brother's death in 1380, Matthew Asanes Kantakouzenos governed Morea until the appointment of the new governor Theodore I Palaiologos, in 1381, and his arrival in 1382. Before full transition of power in Morea from family Kantakouzenos to that of Palaiologos Matthew has resign his power in Morea to son Demetrius I Kantakouzenos.


Family

By his wife Eirene Palaiologina, Matthew Asanes Kantakouzenos had several children including:

  1. John Kantakouzenos, despotēs
  2. Demetrios Kantakouzenos, sebastokratōr
  3. Theodora Kantakouzene
  4. Helena Kantakouzene, who married Count Luis Fadrique of Salona
  5. Maria Kantakouzene, who married John Laskaris Kalopheros

References

  • This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain.
  • Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium, 1991.
Preceded by
John VI
Byzantine Emperor
1353–1357
with John V and John VI
Succeeded by
John V
Preceded by
Manuel Kantakouzenos
Ruler of Morea
1380–1383
Succeeded by
Demetrius I Kantakouzenos

 
 

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