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John VI Cantacuzenus
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Ioannēs (Ioasaph) Kantakouzēnos, Ioannēs Angelos Komnenos Palaiologos Kantakuzēnos

Date of Birth: About 1295

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: 15 June 1383

Place of Death: Mistra, Peloponnese


John Cantacuzenus was born in about 1295 into one of the noblest and wealthiest aristocratic families of the Byzantine Empire. During the civil war of 1321-28, he supported Andronicus III Palaeologus aga…

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Todt, Klaus-Peter, “John VI Cantacuzenus”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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