Constantine XI Palaiologos

1404 - 1453

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Constantine XI Dragases Palaiologos or Dragaš Palaeologus (Greek: Κωνσταντῖνος Δραγάσης Παλαιολόγος, Kōnstantînos Dragásēs Palaiológos; 8 February 1405 – 29 May 1453) was the last Byzantine emperor, reigning from 1449 until his death in battle at the Fall of Constantinople in 1453. Constantine's death marked the end of the Byzantine Empire, which traced its origin to Constantine the Great's foundation of Constantinople as the Roman Empire's new capital in 330. Given that the Byzantine Empire was the Roman Empire's medieval continuation, with its citizens continuing to refer to themselves as Romans, Constantine XI's death and Constantinople's fall also marked the definitive end of the Roman Empire, founded by Augustus almost 1,500 years earlier. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Constantine XI Palaiologos has received more than 2,131,028 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Constantine XI Palaiologos is the 302nd most popular politician (up from 322nd in 2019), the 48th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 54th in 2019) and the 27th most popular Turkish Politician.

Constantine XI Palaiologos is most famous for being the last Byzantine Emperor. He was the son of Emperor John VIII Palaiologos and Helena Dragaš, and he ruled from 1448 to 1453.

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Among politicians, Constantine XI Palaiologos ranks 302 out of 15,710Before him are Charles VI of France, Elizabeth of Russia, Shimon Peres, Hugh Capet, Joachim von Ribbentrop, and Hu Jintao. After him are Galba, Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor, Jawaharlal Nehru, Lyndon B. Johnson, Alexander Dubček, and Philip IV of Spain.

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Among people born in 1404, Constantine XI Palaiologos ranks 3Before him are Murad II and Leon Battista Alberti. After him are Marie of Anjou, Stjepan Vukčić Kosača, John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset, Orban, and Joan Beaufort, Queen of Scots. Among people deceased in 1453, Constantine XI Palaiologos ranks 1After him are Giovanni Giustiniani, John Dunstaple, Çandarlı Halil Pasha the Younger, Isabella, Duchess of Lorraine, Sophia of Lithuania, John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, Orban, and Álvaro de Luna, 1st Duke of Trujillo.

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Among people born in Turkey, Constantine XI Palaiologos ranks 48 out of 1,128Before him are Mehmed VI (1861), Julian (331), Anaxagoras (-500), Epictetus (50), Croesus (-596), and Xenophanes (-570). After him are Aristotle Onassis (1906), Mihrimah Sultan (1522), Ahmed II (1643), Mehmed V (1844), Hipparchus (-190), and Mahidevran (1500).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Constantine XI Palaiologos ranks 27Before him are Suleiman II (1642), Mahmud II (1785), Mehmed I (1386), Mehmed VI (1861), Julian (331), and Croesus (-596). After him are Ahmed II (1643), Mehmed V (1844), Mahidevran (1500), Theodosius II (401), Abdulmejid I (1823), and Ertuğrul (1198).