John V Palaiologos


John V Palaiologos
   Emperor (q.v.) from 1341-1391. In the early part of his long reign Byzantium (q.v.) was torn apart by two major civil wars (1341-1347 and 1352-1354) with John Kantakouzenos (q.v.). The Black Death ravaged the empire in 1348, and Venice and Genoa (qq.v.) fought a great naval battle in the Bosporos (q.v.) on 13 February 1352 for control of the Black Sea (q.v.). John's reign saw the steady advance of the Ottomans (q.v.), whose vassal John became after the battle of Marcia (1371). John attempted to gain support from the West by a personal conversion to Catholicism in 1369, but this only exacerbated his relations with the Byzantine church and with his citizenry. Toward the end of his reign there were two major rebellions (1373 and 1376-1379) by his son Andronikos IV (q.v.), and one by his grandson John VII (q.v.) in 1390. In 1391, the year of John's death, Byzantine territory was parceled out among his heirs, and Byzantium's fate seemed increasingly in the hands of the Ottomans.

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