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Manuel II Palaeologus
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Manuēl Palaiologos

Date of Birth: 27 June 1350

Place of Birth: Constantinople

Date of Death: 21 July 1425

Place of Death: Constantinople


Manuel Palaeologus was the second son of Emperor John V Palaeologus (1341-91) and Helen Cantacuzena. In 1369, John V appointed him as administrator in Thessaloniki. In the winter of 1370/71, he travelled to Venice to rescue his father from his financial dif…

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Todt, Klaus-Peter, “Manuel II Palaeologus”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 29 March 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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