John VIII Palaiologos was the eldest son of Manuel II Palaiologos and Helena Dragaš, the daughter of the Serbian prince Constantine Dragaš. He was associated as co-emperor with his father before 1416 and became sole emperor in 1425.
John VIII Palaeologus, Palaeologus also spelled Palaiologos, (born December 17/18, 1392—died October 31, 1448, Constantinople, Byzantine Empire [now Istanbul, Turkey]), Byzantine emperor who spent his reign appealing to the West for help against the final assaults by the Ottoman Turks on the Byzantine Empire.
John VIII Palaiologos or Palaeologus (Greek: Ίωάννης Η' Παλαιολόγος, Iōannēs Ē' Palaiologos; 18 December 1392 – 31 October 1448) was the penultimate reigning Byzantine Emperor, ruling from 1425 to 1448.
- 18 December 1392
- 31 October 1448 [aged 55]
John VIII Palaiologos or Palaeologus (Greek Ιωάννης Η' Παλαιολόγος, "Iōannēs VIII Palaiologos") (December 18 1392 – October 31 1448, Constantinople), was Byzantine Emperor from 1425 to 1448.
John VIII Palaiologos (1425–1448) John VIII was the son of emperor Manuel Palaiologos and the penultimate emperor of Byzantium. He is also the final emperor represented in the seals collection at Dumbarton Oaks. The empire that John ruled was but a shadow of its former self.
John VIII Palaiologos or Palaeologus (Greek: Ίωάννης Η' Παλαιολόγος, Iōannēs VIII Palaiologos, 18 December 1392 – 31 October 1448), was the penultimate reigning Byzantine Emperor, ruling from 1425 to 1448.
John VIII Palaeologus, Emperor of the East (Byzantine emperor, 1392-1448)
May 07, 2016 · The Byzantine Emperor John VIII Palaiologos is distinctly recognizable as a bearded Balthazar. Obviously, completely fictitious with characters from the Medici period, the fresco also includes images (on the south wall) of Joseph II, Patriarch of Constantinople and the painter himself, Benozzo Gozzoli, depicted wearing a red beret.
Nov 12, 2012 · The marriage between Helena Palaiologina to the Serbianprince Lazar Branković, heir to the Serbian Despotate, was orchestrated by her uncle, Emperor John VIII Palaiologos (1425-1448). During her travel, the Byzantine ambassador, George Philanthropenos, bestowed upon Lazar the Byzantine court title of Despot, only second to that of Emperor.