Information about Emperor John VI Kantakouzenos of the Eastern Roman Empire

Emperor John VI Kantakouzenos of the Eastern Roman Empire (1292 - 15 June 1383)

John VI Kantakouzenos, Cantacuzenus, or Cantacuzene (Greek: Ἰωάννης ΣΤʹ Καντακουζηνός; Latin: Johannes Cantacuzenus) 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. Usurped by his former ward, he retired to a monastery under the name Joasaph Christodoulos and spent the remainder of his life as a monk and historian.

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