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42 Historical People, No. 9: Maddalena Tocco, wife of the last Byzantine Emperor.

Maddalena Tocco holds a place in history much more because of who she married rather than her own accomplishments, but that doesn’t mean she’s not worth remembering. 521 more words

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The immortal emperor: what happened to Constantine XI Palaeologus?

For any Byzantinist, today is one of the most important historical anniversaries there is. Five hundred and sixty-one years ago today, on May 29, 1453, the Byzantine capital Constantinople fell to the Ottoman Turks. 1,056 more words

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