Michael VIII Palaiologos Crowned Byzantine Emperor Hot

Michael VIII Palaiologos Crowned Byzantine Emperor

Michael VIII Palaiologos

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Michael VIII Palaiologos is crowned Byzantine emperor in Constantinople, taking the city back from the Latin Empire. This launches the Palaiologan dynasty, which will rule the Byzantine Empire until the Fall of Constantinople in 1453.

Michael VIII Palaeologus will also in some ways be responsible for that fall: he concentrates his military resources in the empire's European provinces to the point of stripping the Anatolian frontier of troops. This makes it much easier for Turkish tribes to begin moving in, and they will eventually eliminate the Byzantine Empire.

Regardless, the Palaiologan dynasty which starts with him will rule the Byzantine Empire for almost two centuries. This is longer than any family or dynasty in any era of Roman history.

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