John VII


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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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Veronica Ortenberg West-Harling looks at two of the most influential sites that the English visited, and from which they took back artistic and liturgical innovations: the chapel of John VII in the Vatican basilica, and the chapel of St Laurence in the Lateran palace.
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).
Among their topics are Mary in the apocryphal New Testament, Cyril of Alexandria, Candlemas, and Pope John VII. Burns and Oates is an imprint of Continuum.
In 1376-1379 and again 1390 they were supplanted by Andronikos IV and then his son John VII, but Manuel personally defeated his nephew with help from the Republic of Venice in 1390.