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Constantine XI Palaiologos
b.8 Feb 1405
d.29 May 1453
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Name Constantine XI Palaiologos
Gender Male
Birth[1] 8 Feb 1405
Marriage 27 Jul 1441 to Caterina Gattilusio
Death[1] 29 May 1453


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Constantine XI Dragaš Palaiologos, Latinized as Palaeologus (Kōnstantinos XI Dragasēs Palaiologos; 8 February 1404[1] – 29 May 1453) was the last reigning Byzantine Emperor, reigning as a member of the Palaiologos dynasty from 1449 to his death in battle at the fall of Constantinople. Following his death, he became a legendary figure in Greek folklore as the "Marble Emperor" who would awaken and recover the Empire and Constantinople from the Ottomans. His death marked the end of the Roman Empire, which had continued in the East for 977 years after the fall of the Western Roman Empire.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Constantine XI Palaiologos, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).