Lv 7. The abdication was a result of the Republican Revolution, which also ended 267 years of the Qing Dynasty, as well as 2,000 years of the traditional and ancient imperial system in China. Holy Roman Empire after 1440), Spain (Iberian Peninsula and Balearic Islands), https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Family_tree_of_Byzantine_monarchs&oldid=998144879, Articles lacking in-text citations from January 2021, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 4 January 2021, at 01:14. If some of the Italian princes married decendants of Byzantine emperors, their blood would have found its way into the French and Spanish royal families, thence to England. Well the children of Prince Phillip and Queen Elizabeth have a known descent from the Byzantine kings, but it is more from their father then their mother. One, possibly the elder though sources differ, was Jerina, who married John Castrioti, son of the great Scanderbeg. Metacafe,  The only pretender who might is the Ottoman, but I don't know if he does or not. He recovered Constantinople from the Latin Empire in 1261 and transformed the Empire of Nicaea into a restored Byzantine Empire. Susanna married John Hall in 1607 and had one child, Elizabeth, in 1608. So even if there are direct descendants of the last emperor of the East living among us, I personally would not consider that they are 'the' Byzantine Bloodline, because it was not officially a bloodline-based system of succession. One of them. Around the emperor there existed a highly sophisticated and very well organized bureaucracy. He was followed by his son, Andronicus III, and he by his, John V, whose son and successor was Manuel II (notable for having visited England). Supported videos include: There is a branch of geneology referred to as "descent from antiquity" that tries to trace some of the 8th and 9th century royals to the Roman period. Many features may not work properly without it. An Illyrian, Justinian was born Petrus Sabbatius in A.D. 483 in Tauresium, Dardania (Yugoslavia), a Latin-speaking area of the Empire. The last Palaiologos ruler, Giovanni Giorgio, left illegitimate issue, a son named Flaminio. Byzantium was always a polygot empire so no one modern nation can really claim to be a direct descendant although many have a piece of it. Most usual "natural" causes: dysentery (3 cases), dropsy (3), epilepsy (4). Widespread though descent from him is, though, that from the sometime Miguel I which I noticed while following the trail spreads wider still. If you'd suggested the succession spinning off to a remote cousin, as can happen with more orderly systems, the Byzantines when they stopped laughing would have picked a much nearer relative of the previous Emperor, or quite possibly started a new dynasty altogether. Are there some untraced ones, quite possibly. He is not only remembered for being the last Byzantine Emperor who put up a brave last stand against the Ottomans, but also for his last speech to his officers and allies before the Fall of Constantinople on May 29, 1453 by Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II. Andronicus's heir was an elder son from his first marriage, Michael IX. By that measure, modern Greeks are almost completely unrelated to the ancient Romans. Within a few days Michael had mounted a coup, seizing joint guardianship of the boy-Emperor with the Patriarch. No, there are no direct descendants of William Shakespeare living today. The first that comes to mind is Ivan III, his father was a brother of the last Emperor Constantine.There is a link that Lucien just posted on it. There is no traceable descent from the eldest daughter Maria, last Queen of Bosnia, but there is from the other two. While it was very hard to go from the bottom of the social pyramid to the top, it could be done. This is a list of XII (Byzantine) Eastern Roman Emperors that had been the main target of a plot, had been deposed, assassinated or had been a victim of any kind of misfortune that didn’t end their life naturally. John II Komnenos: 1118-1143: 5. If he was lucky and an ambitious general didn't seize power before he was old enough, then he became sole Emperor. The Sassanid Empire was pressing from the east on Syria, Egypt, and Anatolia. This is a list of the Byzantine emperors from the foundation of Constantinople in 330 AD, which marks the conventional start of the Byzantine Empire (or the Eastern Roman Empire), to its fall to the Ottoman Empire in 1453 AD. The video also claims that Constantine was bribed or paid for this in some way. Other known 'emperor-authors' are Leo V the Armenian (813 to 820), Leo VI the Wise (886 to 912), Constantine VII (reigned 913 to 959), and Theodore II Laskaris (1254 to 1258). Can we reliably trace any of them? When the Bulgars conquered Romania, they brought with them Byzantine Christianity, using the Old Slavonic language in the liturgy. Of the emperors who were deposed, most were killed immediately or within a few days of losing power. I do think it is very cool to have the surname of past emperors though. Large images may take a few minutes to appear. Shop unique Byzantine face masks designed and sold by independent artists. The structure was loose, not rigid. Zoe being regarded as in some sense heiress, which she wasn't at all really, is due to her marriage and the Russian claim to have inherited the mantle of Byzantium, though I feel that that was rather more in the sense of being spiritual successors as Orthodox sovereigns than any claim to lineal inheritance. I did feel quite pleased about it all, though. Andronikos II Palaiologos: 1282-1328: 7. All discoveries are of some "unknown's" works - the credit goes to the one who can express it, does so first. Two of Flaminio's sons it appears had descent lasting to the 20th century, and one of them. There were 16 Byzantine imperial dynasties, plus nine one-off Emperors who established no continuing line. Yes, there were plenty of nobles in Europe who could trace their ancestry to various Byzantine emperors. I have been making desultory efforts to find a line from the Castrioti and therefore Thomas Palaiologos into mainstream royalty rather than Italian aristocracy, but had failed to look in the obvious places, as the Wikipedia article on the Palaiologoi gave me the clue I needed (though I then followed a different path from the one Wikipedia had set me on): Helena Palailogina m Lazar II Brankovic, Despot of Serbia, Jerina Brankovic m Gjon Castrioti, Duke of San Pietro in Galatina, Ferrante Scanderbeg-Castrioti, 3rd Duke of San Pietro in Galatina, Erina Scanderbeg-Castrioti m Pietro Sanseverino, 4th Prince of Bisingnano, Vittoria di Sanseverino m Fernando di Capua, 4th Duke of Termoli, Vittoria di Capua m Francesco Pignatelli, 2nd Duke of Bisaccia, Maria Francesca Pignatelli m Leopold Philippe d'Arenberg, 4th Duke of Arenberg, Charles Marie Raymond d'Arenberg, 5th Duke of Arenberg, Princess and Duchess Leopoldine d'Arenberg m Joseph Niklas, Count of Windisch-Graetz, Countess Sophie Luise of Windisch-Graetz m Karl, 5th Prince of Loewenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, Constantine, Hereditary Prince of Loewenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, Princess Adelheid of Loewenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg m Miguel I, sometime King of Portugal and the Algarves. They didn't have a system of inheritance. Just as any other empire, the Byzantine had a system of social classes. So it is interesting to discuss the idea of heirs to the Palaiologoi, their current heir to head of the family would not have any solid claim to the Imperial throne. Constantinople, Byzantine Empire Immediate Family: ... 11 December 1282) reigned as Byzantine emperor 1259–1282. In other words, there was social mobility. Michael VIII was the founder of the Palaeologan dynasty that would rule the Byzantine Empire until the Fall of Constantinople in 1453. The chain to Maximilian Joseph: Charles Marie Raymond d'Arenberg, 5th Duke of Arenberg as above, Princess and Duchess Anna Luise d'Arenberg m Pius August, Duke in Bavaria, As we know, the House of Palaiologos as the last ruling house of the Byzantine Empire (or East Rome) also ruled the Margravate of Montferrat in Italy until the 16th century. There were specialized scrinia and later sekreta (something like ministries) responsible for the central administration. @bator: The King Peter was the first Emperor of Brazil, and he was also King of Portugal. Once a part of the Roman Empire they have become arguably more powerful then their original Empire as they have been led affectively and expanded quite steadily since they were founded. Constantine VII Porphyrogenetos: 913-959: 3. This was inherited by Charles V, Holy Roman emperor. This is a list of the Byzantine emperors from the foundation of Constantinople in 330 AD, which marks the conventional start of the Byzantine Empire (or the Eastern Roman Empire), to its fall to the Ottoman Empire in 1453 AD. Two major groups here: i) emperors whose reigns were terminated with their death ii) emperors who abdicated or were deposed before their death i) Emperors who died as emperors. Please enable JavaScript in your browser settings. Theophilos: 829-842 Most Cruel Byzantine Emperors (tyrants and paranoid rulers) 1. This is a family tree of all the Eastern Roman Emperors who ruled in Constantinople. These routes typically involve either linkages among the ruling dynasties of the post-Roman Empire Germanic states, or those between the ancient dynasties of the Caucasus and the rulers of the Byzantine Empire. Get up to 20% off. So even if there are direct descendants of the last emperor of the East living among us, I personally would not consider that they are 'the' Byzantine Bloodline, because it was not officially a bloodline-based system of succession. The Angeloi were the 14th of these dynasties, but the first whose founding Emperor was descended from any previous occupant of the throne. At the Barbados islands there is a grave of a person called Ferdinadus Paleologus. In any case, when Constantinople fell to the Fourth Crusade, Alexios and David adopted the traditional Byzantine title “Emperor and Autocrat of the Romans.” This meant that the rulers of Trebizond were claiming to be the successors of the Byzantine Empire and the Roman Empire. Prince Philip is a direct descendant of the Byzantine Emperors, and Prince Charles and William will be as his descendant. John III Doukas Vatatzes: 1221-1254: 2. So why her existence and her many descendants always get totally ignored in these discussions is beyond me. The Montferrats would not have been in contention, and their heir through a female still less so. The Byzantine Empire is a Italian kingdom centered around the fortress city of Constantinople, and spreading across the Turkish region. But they could quite feasibly have been replaced by such a new dynasty at one point or another, and had their reign endured beyond 1453 perhaps would have been. As I recall, the current British royal family is descended from at least two of the later Byzantine emperors. Therefore, the House of Holstein-Gottorp was choosen because they´re descendents accepted to convert - Wittelsbach was an option, but they also didn´t accept. The double-headed eagle existed also as a flag of the Empire in the late centuries but mostly as an Imperial emblem. The point of reciting the succession from Andronicus II was to show just how junior the Montferrat line was, and I really don't see why an heir through females from them would be preferred to an heir through females from Thomas. Those records may exist for European royals through the Byzantine emperors. While this is not very far off gibberish, I was able to translate it as meaning that Maximilian Joseph, Duke in Bavaria was a descendant through his mother. However if one is seeking a genealogical heir to the later Palaelogi it is not necessary to go all the way back to Theodore, younger son of Andronicus II and heir to Montferrat through his mother, his father's second wife. One difference with the Palailogoi was that they did at least have abundant descent from earlier dynasties, rather than appearing out of nowhere as for example the great Macedonian dynasty did. 0 0. It is well known that he was son of  Theodoros Palaeologos. Thanks, but not really. That they use always with the common elements of the cross and the double-headed eagle. Many lines descend from that marriage to the present day; you can go This list does not contain the achievements of the emperors during their reign, just the tragic end that befell on them during their rule. The King of the Belgians, the Grand Duke of Luxembourg and the Prince of Liechtenstein are all descended from this last union, which should be mainstream enough. Dailymotion,  History Background. 1 They don't seem to come back, yet from their reduced territories and apparently simplified state apparatus, the Komnenian emperors carry out some of the most impressive feats of logistics in the entirety of Byzantine history. He adopted Justinian either before or after he became emperor; hence the name Justinianus. This was the imperial bride show organised for an emperor to find himself an empress. Exactly. None of these, though, come close to meeting your criteria as they died as emperors. Dynasty names are given in capitals so that they can be picked out from the interweaving trees. Under the Ottoman Empire, the archbishop of the Church of Cyprus was made responsible for the secular as well as the religious behaviour of the Orthodox community and given the title ethnarch. 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