app. Constantinople, 1370-75 CE, paint on parchment, Greek Manuscript 1242, fol.5 v, 33,5x24 cm. Йоан Кантакузин е византийски император, управлявал от 1347 до 1354 г. Заемал поста велик доместик във Византия. Husband of Irene Kantakouzenos John had no imperial ambitions of his own, and refused to be crowned co-emperor despite being offered the opportunity by Andronikos III Palaiologos several times during the reign of latter. The Kantakouzenoi first appear in the reign of Alexios I Komnenos, when a member of the family campaigned against the Cumans. He served as grand domestic under Andronikos III Palaiologos and regent for John V Palaiologos before reigning as Byzantine emperor in his own right from 1347 to 1354. Portraits 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. След смъртта на император Андроник III Палеолог (1328-1341) заедно с императрица Анна Савойска и Алексий Апокавк станал един от регентите на империята. Hyperpyron of John V with John VI.jpg 844 × 417; 175 KB John had no imperial ambitions of his own, and refused to be crowned co-emperor despite being offered the opportunity by Andronikos III Palaiologos several times during the reign of latter. 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. In 1349, he sent a newly-built fleet of 9 fair-sized ships and about 100 smaller ones against the Genoese, but it was completely captured by the Genoese. 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. He died in the Peloponnese and was buried by his sons at Mistra in Laconia. Ioannes VI Kantakouzenos hoặc Cantacuzenus (tiếng Hy Lạp: Ἰωάννης ΣΤʹ Καντακουζηνός, Iōannēs VI Kantakouzēnos) (khoảng 1292 – 15 tháng 6, 1383) là Hoàng đế Đông La Mã từ năm 1347 đến 1354 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. 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. 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. Basilikon of John VI Kantakouzenos (1347-1354) 1353-1354, Thessalonica. 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 died in the Peloponnese and was buried by his sons at Mistra in Laconia. 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. 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: 1.Matthew Kantakouzenos, co-emperor 1353–1357, later despotēs in Morea, 2.Manuel Kantakouzenos, despotēs in Morea, 4.Maria Kantakouzene, who married Nikephoros II Orsini of Epirus, 5.Theodora Kantakouzene, who married Sultan Orhan of the Ottoman Empire, 6.Helena Kantakouzene, who married Emperor John V Palaiologos. Борбата за престола между него и император Йоан V улеснили османското завоевание на Балканите. [1] Through his mother Theodora Palaiologina Angelina, he was a descendant of the reigning house of Palaiologos. 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. 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. His History in four books deals with the years 1320 – 1356. 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. 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. He was also related to the imperial dynasty through his wife Eirene Asanina, a second cousin of Emperor Andronikos III Palaiologos. The financial burdens imposed by him had long been displeasing to his subjects, and a strong party had always favoured John V Palaiologos. 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In 1347, he entered Constantinople in triumph with an army of 1,000 men, and forced his opponents to an arrangement by which he became joint emperor with John V Palaiologos and sole administrator during the minority of his colleague. Then in 1351, he sent 12 ships to help Venice against Genoa, but the fleet was defeated. The History of John Kantakouzenos (Book 1) / text, translation and commentary by Robert H. Trone. Constantinople, 1370-75 CE, paint on parchment, Greek Manuscript 1242, fol.5 v, 33,5x24 cm. imprint Ann Arbor, Mich. : University Microfilms International, 1979. In 1347, he entered Constantinople in triumph with an army of 1,000 men, and forced his opponents to an arrangement by which he became joint emperor with John V Palaiologos and sole administrator during the minority of his colleague. This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain. The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium, Oxford University Press, 1991. 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 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 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. John VI Kantakouzenos - Byzantine emperor, who ruled in 1341-1354 he. He was also related to the imperial dynasty through his wife Eirene Asanina, a second cousin of Emperor Andronikos III Palaiologos. Please enable JavaScript in your browser's settings to use this part of Geni. His triumph in the six-year civil war is the subject of the poem "John Kantakouzenos Triumphs" by the modern Greek poet Constantine Cavafy. 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. They agreed to call a grand ecumenical council to be attended by the Pope, all the Patriarchs and bishops and archbishops of both the eastern and western churches. Son of Michael Kantakouzenos and Téodôra Palaiologina Angelina Kantakouzene Cantacuzenus also wrote a defence of Hesychasm, a Greek mystical doctrine. През 1354 година Йоан V превзел Цариград и Йоан Кантакузин абдикирал. Замонашил се под името Йоасаф и прекарал остатъка от живота си в манастира Ватопеди на Света гора[1] (1320-1362). 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 participated in almost all the military operations he describes. Bibliothque nationale de France, Paris . They agreed to call a grand ecumenical council to be attended by the Pope, all the Patriarchs and bishops and archbishops of both the eastern and western churches. 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. During this period, the empire, already broken up and reduced to n… Then in 1351, he sent 12 ships to help Venice against Genoa, but the fleet was defeated. Abstract John VI Kantakouzenos was a Byzantine general, emperor, and author. However, this does not mean that his version of events is always accurate. [1] This plan was subsequently refused by Pope Urban V and so nothing came of it. On the accession of Andronikos III in 1328, he was entrusted with the supreme administration of affairs. He made his own son Matthew Kantakouzenos a co-emperor in 1353. 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. The Hesychast Council of Constantinople , 1351 CE. There was an unsuccessful war with the Genoese, and in particular their colony at Galata, across from Constantinople itself. Кантакузин управлявал Византия от 1347 г. до 1354 г. под името Йоан VІ Палеолог. Йоан Кантакузин е византийски император, управлявал от 1347 до 1354 година. Замонашил се под името Йоасаф и прекарал остатъка от живота си в манастир (1320-1362). On the accession of Andronikos III in 1328, he was entrusted with the supreme administration of affairs. During this period, the empire, already broken up and reduced to narrow limits, was assailed on every side. 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. Kantakouzenos retired to a monastery (where he assumed the name of Joasaph Christodoulos) and occupied himself in literary labours. През 1347 година той успял да превземе Цариград и тържествено бил коронясан за император, като оженил дъщеря си за Йоан V Палеолог. Father of Matthew Asanes Kantakouzenos; Manuel Kantakouzenos; Empress Helena Palaiologos; Andronikos Cantacuzino and Maria Orsini, - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_VI_Kantakouzenos. През 1354 година Йоан V превзел Цариград и Йоан Кантакузин абдикирал. Скоро отношенията между тримата регенти се обтегнали и Кантакузин се провъзгласил за император. 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, Cantacuzenus, or Cantacuzene (Greek: Ἰωάννης ΣΤʹ Καντακουζηνός, Iōannēs ST′ Kantakouzēnos; Latin: Johannes Cantacuzenus; c. 1292 – 15 June 1383) was a Greek nobleman, statesman, and general. Geni requires JavaScript! Hence, when the latter entered Constantinople at the end of 1354, his success was easy. 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 or Cantacuzene (Greek: Ἰωάννης ΣΤʹ Καντακουζηνός, Iōannēs VI Kantakouzēnos) (c. 1292 – June 15, 1383), Byzantine emperor from 1347 to 1354, was born at Constantinople. John VI Kantakouzenos was crowned co-emperor on 31 March 1347. The financial burdens imposed by him had long been displeasing to his subjects, and a strong party had always favoured John V Palaiologos. [2] He was also related to the imperial dynasty through his wife Eirene Asanina, a second cousin of Emperor Andronikos III Palaiologos. John Kantakouzenos was the son of a Michael Kantakouzenos who was appointed governor of the Morea by Theodora Palaiologina and Angelina Kantakouzene, a descendant of the house of the Palaiologos. 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. He made his own son Matthew Kantakouzenos a co-emperor in 1353. Кантакузин управлявал Византия от 1347 г. до 1354 г. под името Йоан VI Палеолог. Then in 1351, he sent 12 ships to help Venice against Genoa, but the fleet was defeated. 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. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris. 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. Genus. 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 or Cantacuzene (Greek: Ἰωάννης ΣΤʹ Καντακουζηνός, Iōannēs VI Kantakouzēnos) (c. 1292 – June 15, 1383), Byzantine emperor from 1347 to 1354, was born at Constantinople. Автор е на история обхващаща периода от 1320 до 1362 година, а също на писма и беседи с религиозно-полемичен характер. John Kantakouzenos defeated Anna with Ottoman help, and he was made Emperor John VI. This paper examines how John Kantakouzenos' leading political opponents were later presented in his memoirs, and how he assigned blame for the ruinous civil war of 1341-47. Princeton University Library One Washington Road, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA 609.258.1470 phone | 609.258.0441 fax The Kantakouzenos Despotate. Emperor(1347-1354), historian monk., Emperor of Byzantine Empire. His triumph in the six-year civil war is the subject of the poem "John Kantakouzenos Triumphs" by the modern Greek poet Constantine Cavafy. John Kantakouzenos was the son of a Michael Kantakouzenos, governor of the Morea. The History of John Kantakouzenos (Book 1) by John VI Cantacuzenus Emperor of the East, unknown edition, 1295 g. + 15 July 1383 * * * John, endowed by nature a deep intellect and diverse talents, belonged to a very famous and wealthy family Cantacuzino.In his youth he was a great friend of Andronicus III Younger and gave him great support in money, troops and councils in the war with his grandfather Andronicus II. [4] This plan was subsequently refused by Pope Urban V and so nothing came of it. Family. 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. By his mother Theodora Palaiologina Angelina, he was also a descendant of the reigning house of the Palaiologos. On the accession of Andronikos III in 1328, he was entrusted with the supreme administration of affairs. Contents 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. Warfare and propaganda: the portrayal of Andronikos II Palaiologos (1282–1328) as an incompetent military leader in the Histories of John VI Kantakouzenos(1347–54) - Volume 37 Issue 2 - Savvas Kyriakidis След смъртта на император Андроник III Палеолог (1328-1341) заедно с императрица Ана Савойска и Алексий Апокавк станал един от регентите на империята. His History in four books deals with the years 1320 - 1356. Заемал поста велик доместик във Византия. John Kantakouzenos was the son of a Michael Kantakouzenos, governor of the Morea. Hence, when the latter entered Constantinople at the end of 1354, his success was easy. He made his own son Matthew Kantakouzenosa co-emperor in 1353. He was the most prominent fourteenth‐century Byzantine military leader. 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