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John VII

(John Palaeologus) (pā'lēŏl`əgəs), c.1370–1408, Byzantine emperor, grandson of John V. Backed by the sultan Beyazid I, he usurped (1390) the throne from John V but was dethroned by his uncle, Manuel II, six months later. He again ruled (1399–1402) as coemperor when Manuel II went to the West to seek aid against the Turks.
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For example, John VII did not build a bishop's palace on the Palatine (118), nor did the Byzantine emperor Leo III write in Latin (123), and the Major Litany was penitential (145).
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Hearing of his father's death in February 1391, Manuel II fled the Ottoman court and secured the capital against any potential claim by his nephew John VII.