The Fall of The Last Roman Emperor

And the end of a 1500 year old tradition

Grant Piper

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(Public domain)

When Emperor Constantine XI Palaiologos was coronated on January 6th, 1449, he had no way of knowing that he would be the last person in history to claim the title of Emperor of Rome. When Constantine XI Palaiologos took the throne in Constantinople, he was beset on all sides by massive problems. The Ottoman Turks were on the march, the…

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Grant Piper

Professional writer. Amateur historian. Husband, father, Christian.