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John VI Kantakouzenos

1292 - 1383

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John VI Kantakouzenos or Cantacuzene (Greek: Ἰωάννης Ἄγγελος Παλαιολόγος Καντακουζηνός, Iōánnēs Ángelos Palaiológos Kantakouzēnós; Latin: Johannes Cantacuzenus; c. 1292 – 15 June 1383) was a Byzantine Greek nobleman, statesman, and general. 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. Deposed by his former ward, he was forced to retire to a monastery under the name Joasaph Christodoulos and spent the remainder of his life as a monk and historian. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John VI Kantakouzenos has received more than 257,411 page views. Her biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia. John VI Kantakouzenos is the 1,480th most popular politician (down from 1,228th in 2019), the 205th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 184th in 2019) and the 109th most popular Turkish Politician.

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Among politicians, John VI Kantakouzenos ranks 1,480 out of 15,577Before her are Jehu, Ladislaus I of Hungary, Tvrtko I of Bosnia, Viktor Orbán, Meñli I Giray, and Baldwin I, Latin Emperor. After her are Gwanghaegun of Joseon, Manuel Noriega, Alcide De Gasperi, Isaac I Komnenos, Charles II of Navarre, and Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria.

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Among people born in 1292, John VI Kantakouzenos ranks 1After her are Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya, Joan II, Countess of Burgundy, Elizabeth of Bohemia, Stephen II, Ban of Bosnia, and Elisenda of Montcada. Among people deceased in 1383, John VI Kantakouzenos ranks 1After her are Ferdinand I of Portugal, Matthew Kantakouzenos, Amadeus VI, Count of Savoy, Wenceslaus I, Duke of Luxembourg, Beatrice of Bourbon, Queen of Bohemia, Isabella of Valois, Duchess of Bourbon, Demetrios I Kantakouzenos, Radu I of Wallachia, Henry III, Duke of Mecklenburg, and Dmitry of Suzdal.

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Among people born in Turkey, John VI Kantakouzenos ranks 205 out of 1,301Before her are Turgut Özal (1927), Bias of Priene (-600), Pulcheria (399), Gregory Palamas (1296), Pope John VI (655), and Ismihan Sultan (1544). After her are Michael I Cerularius (1005), Dorothea of Caesarea (279), Isaac I Komnenos (1007), Sultan Cem (1459), Theodore I Laskaris (1174), and Alexios III Angelos (1153).


Among politicians born in Turkey, John VI Kantakouzenos ranks 109Before her are Phorcys (null), Andronikos I Komnenos (1118), Adnan Menderes (1899), Süleyman Demirel (1924), Anthemius (420), and Turgut Özal (1927). After her are Isaac I Komnenos (1007), Sultan Cem (1459), Theodore I Laskaris (1174), Alexios III Angelos (1153), Leo IV the Khazar (750), and Leo I the Thracian (401).