Cantacuzene

Cantacuzene

(kăn'təkyo͞ozēn`) or

Cantacuzino

(kän`täko͞ozē`nô), noble Romanian family of Greek origin, tracing its descent from the Byzantine emperor John VIJohn VI
(John Cantacuzene) , c.1292–1383, Byzantine emperor (1347–54). He was chief minister under Andronicus III, after whose death he proclaimed himself emperor and made war on the rightful heir, John V. He was aided by the Ottoman Turks.
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 (John Cantacuzene). Under Ottoman rule members of the family were among the Phanariots (see under PhanarPhanar
or Fanar
, Greek quarter of Constantinople (now İstanbul). Under the Ottoman Empire, Phanar was the residence of the privileged Greek families, called Phanariots. They came into prominence in the late 17th cent.
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) who governed Walachia and Moldavia. By the mid-17th cent., part of the family had settled in Walachia. A Russian branch of the family held high positions in the army and as governors of Bessarabia. Serban Cantacuzene, 1640–88, hospodar [governor] of Walachia (1678–88), took part in the Ottoman siege of Vienna (1683), outwardly on the side of the Ottomans but in reality supplying intelligence information to the Austrians and conducting secret negotiations with them. He was poisoned, probably because of his pro-Austrian feelings. During his rule Romanian was substituted for Slavonic as the liturgical language, and the first Romanian Bible was printed (1688) under his auspices. George Cantacuzene, 1837–1913, the head of the Romanian Conservative party, held several important government posts, most notably the premiership (1905–7).
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served as archbishop of Thessaloniki (at the time, the most significant city of the Byzantine empire after the capital itself) and played an, important role in the Cantacuzene civil war; further, Nicholas Cabasilas served as a member of the Byzantine imperial court, and he not only practised hesychast disciplines himself but also wrote works showing other laypeople how to incorporate hesychasm with the rest of the demands of their lives.
Which of these, from Helen Doukaina in the thirteenth to Helena Cantacuzene Kommene in the fifteenth century, lived the most varied life?
He taught the sons of a senior minister, Constantin Cantacuzene, and several other prominent members of the elite, logic and rhetoric in both Greek and Latin.