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 342,520 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Manuel II Palaiologos is the 711th most popular politician (up from 745th in 2019), the 105th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 110th in 2019) and the 61st 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 711 out of 15,710Before him are Ögedei Khan, Malik-Shah I, Vytautas, Mary of Hungary, Konstantin von Neurath, and Ahmose I. After him are Sima Yi, Grigory Potemkin, Sargon II, Jean-Baptiste Colbert, Christian X of Denmark, and Al-Ma'mun.

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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, Dmitry Donskoy, Vincent Ferrer, Malhun Hatun, 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 105 out of 1,128Before him are Romanos IV Diogenes (1030), Eudoxus of Cnidus (-408), Cassius Dio (155), Gordian I (159), Photios I of Constantinople (900), and Sabbatai Zevi (1626). After him are Apollonius of Perga (-262), Saint Timothy (17), Şehzade Mehmed (1522), Leo I the Thracian (401), Artemisia I of Caria (-500), and Chrysippus (-281).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Manuel II Palaiologos ranks 61Before him are Leo III the Isaurian (675), Michael VIII Palaiologos (1224), Constantine IX Monomachos (1000), Mustafa IV (1779), Romanos IV Diogenes (1030), and Gordian I (159). After him are Leo I the Thracian (401), Artemisia I of Caria (-500), Enver Pasha (1881), Zeno (425), John I Tzimiskes (925), and İsmet İnönü (1884).