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Manuel II Palaiologos

1350 - 1425

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Manuel II Palaiologos or Palaeologus (Greek: Μανουὴλ Παλαιολόγος, romanized: Manouēl Palaiológos; 27 June 1350 – 21 July 1425) was Byzantine emperor from 1391 to 1425. Shortly before his death he was tonsured a monk and received the name Matthew. His wife Helena Dragaš saw to it that their sons, John VIII Palaiologos and Constantine XI Palaiologos, became emperors. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Manuel II Palaiologos has received more than 476,867 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 52 in 2019). Manuel II Palaiologos is the 849th most popular politician (down from 710th in 2019), the 118th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 105th in 2019) and the 66th most popular Turkish Politician.

Manuel II Palaiologos was the Byzantine Emperor from 1391 to 1425. He was the son of John V Palaiologos and Helena Dragaš. Manuel II Palaiologos was most famous for being the last Byzantine Emperor and for being the last Emperor to rule over Constantinople.

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Among politicians, Manuel II Palaiologos ranks 849 out of 15,577Before him are Cleopatra I Syra, Lech Kaczyński, Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator, Louis I of Spain, William Howard Taft, and Frederick VI of Denmark. After him are Ruth, Modu Chanyu, Gustav III of Sweden, Wilm Hosenfeld, Islam Karimov, and Jozef Tiso.

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Among people born in 1350, Manuel II Palaiologos ranks 3Before him are Pope Boniface IX and John of Nepomuk. After him are Miloš Obilić, Malhun Hatun, Dmitry Donskoy, Vincent Ferrer, Margaret III, Countess of Flanders, John I of Aragon, Pierre d'Ailly, Ivan Shishman of Bulgaria, and Inca Roca. Among people deceased in 1425, Manuel II Palaiologos ranks 2Before him is Nicolas Flamel. After him are Hongxi Emperor, Vasily I of Moscow, Charles III of Navarre, Lorenzo Monaco, Jean de Béthencourt, John III, Duke of Bavaria, Bonne of Artois, Catherine of Burgundy, Madhava of Sangamagrama, and Ashikaga Yoshikazu.

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Among people born in Turkey, Manuel II Palaiologos ranks 118 out of 1,301Before him are İsmet İnönü (1884), Romanos IV Diogenes (1030), Constantine IX Monomachos (1000), Stefan Dušan (1308), Eudoxus of Cnidus (-408), and Polycarp (69). After him are Kara Mustafa Pasha (1634), Fethullah Gülen (1941), Marcion of Sinope (85), Michael III (840), Şah Sultan (1509), and Andronikos II Palaiologos (1259).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Manuel II Palaiologos ranks 66Before him are Nikephoros I (760), Julius Nepos (430), İsmet İnönü (1884), Romanos IV Diogenes (1030), Constantine IX Monomachos (1000), and Stefan Dušan (1308). After him are Kara Mustafa Pasha (1634), Michael III (840), Şah Sultan (1509), Andronikos II Palaiologos (1259), Basil II (958), and Balbinus (178).