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  1. Michael VIII Palaiologos or Palaeologus (Greek: Μιχαὴλ Δούκας Ἄγγελος Κομνηνὸς Παλαιολόγος, romanized: Mikhaēl Doukas Angelos Komnēnos Palaiologos; 1223 – 11 December 1282) reigned as the co-emperor of the Empire of Nicaea from 1259 to 1261, and as Byzantine emperor from 1261 until his death.

  2. Michael VIII Palaiologos (1261–1282) Michael Palaiologos rose out of the power vacuum left behind by the early death of Theodore II Laskaris in 1258. Michael became co-emperor with Theodore's son, John IV in 1259, eventually blinding and deposing the ten–year–old boy in 1261.

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    Michael VIII Palaiologos Μιχαὴλ Η΄ Παλαιολόγος Painting of Michael VIII Emperor of Nicaea and Emperor of the Byzantine Empire Preceded by John IV Laskaris Succeeded by Andronikos II Palaiologos Personal details Born 1223 Died 11 December 1282(1282-12-11) (aged 58) Pachomion, near Lysimachia Spouse(s) Theodora Doukaina Vatatzaina

    Michael VIII Palaiologos was the son of the megas domestikos Andronikos Palaiologos by Theodora Angelina, the granddaughter of Emperor Alexios III Angelos and Euphrosyne Doukaina Kamaterina. According to Deno John Geanakoplos, Michael's ancestry could be traced back to all three imperial houses that ruled the empire in the centuries before the capture of Constantinople in 1204 by the Fourth Crusade. His mother does not appear to have played a significant role in his early life; at least for a ti...

    Michael Palaiologos In 1259 Michael VIII defeated the alliance of William II Villehardouin, Prince of Achaea, and Michael II Komnenos Doukas of Epirus at the Battle of Pelagonia. According to Geanakoplos, "n the period immediately preceding the Nicene reconquest of Constantinople in 1261 no event was of greater importance than Michael Palaeologus' victory at Pelagonia." This not only neutralized, for the immediate time, the possibility of an attack from enemies on his Western borders, but also i...

  3. Jul 26, 2021 · Michael VIII Palaiologos or Palaeologus (Greek: Μιχαὴλ Δούκας Ἄγγελος Κομνηνὸς Παλαιολόγος, romanized: Mikhaēl Doukas Angelos Komnēnos Palaiologos; 1223 – 11 December 1282) reigned as the co-emperor of the Empire of Nicaea from 1259 to 1261, and as Byzantine Emperor from 1261 until his death.

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  4. Michael VIII Palaiologos reigned as the co-emperor of the Empire of Nicaea from 1259 to 1261, and as Byzantine emperor from 1261 until his death. Member and founder of the Palaiologos Imperial Dynasty.

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    • 1282 (aged 58-59)Bulgaria
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  5. Dec 07, 2021 · Michael VIII Palaeologus, (born 1224 or 1225—died December 11, 1282, Thrace), Nicaean emperor (1259–61) and then Byzantine emperor (1261–82), who in 1261 restored the Byzantine Empire to the Greeks after 57 years of Latin occupation and who founded the Palaeologan dynasty, the last and longest-lived of the empire’s ruling houses. Early years

  6. Jun 13, 2019 · Michael VIII Palaiologos (r. 1259-1281 CE) Miniature from the manuscript of Pachymeres' Historia, 14th century CE. Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.

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