John VI Kantakouzenos

1292 - 1383

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John VI Kantakouzenos, Cantacuzenus, or Cantacuzene (Greek: Ἰωάννης Ἄγγελος Παλαιολόγος Καντακουζηνός, Iōánnēs Ángelos Palaiológos Kantakouzēnós; Latin: Johannes Cantacuzenus; c. 1292 – 15 June 1383) was a 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 228,045 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). John VI Kantakouzenos is the 1,229th most popular politician (down from 985th in 2019), the 184th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 148th in 2019) and the 101st most popular Turkish Politician.

John VI Kantakouzenos is most famous for being the first emperor of the Byzantine Empire.

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Among politicians, John VI Kantakouzenos ranks 1,229 out of 15,710Before him are Napoléon Louis Bonaparte, Nitocris, Margaret of Anjou, Samo, Trebonianus Gallus, and Berenice IV of Egypt. After him are Ariq Böke, Romanos I Lekapenos, Herod Agrippa, Paul Bocuse, Dmitry Medvedev, and Carus.

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Among people born in 1292, John VI Kantakouzenos ranks 1After him 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 him are Ferdinand I of Portugal, Matthew Kantakouzenos, Amadeus VI, Count of Savoy, Wenceslaus I, Duke of Luxembourg, Beatrice of Bourbon, Queen of Bohemia, Radu I of Wallachia, Demetrios I Kantakouzenos, Isabella of Valois, Duchess of Bourbon, and Henry III, Duke of Mecklenburg.

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Among people born in Turkey, John VI Kantakouzenos ranks 184 out of 1,128Before him are Justin II (520), Sabiha Gökçen (1913), Turgut Özal (1927), Andronikos III Palaiologos (1297), Philippikos Bardanes (700), and Pancras of Rome (289). After him are Romanos I Lekapenos (870), Anthemius (420), Arrian (89), Michael I Cerularius (1005), Pope John V (635), and Stateira II (-346).


Among politicians born in Turkey, John VI Kantakouzenos ranks 101Before him are Süleyman Demirel (1924), Şehzade Cihangir (1531), Justin II (520), Turgut Özal (1927), Andronikos III Palaiologos (1297), and Philippikos Bardanes (700). After him are Romanos I Lekapenos (870), Anthemius (420), Stateira II (-346), Alexios III Angelos (1153), Briseis (null), and Theodore I Laskaris (1174).