John Palaiologos the 8th , During his visit to Florence.
Painting drawn by Benozzo Gozolli(1439)
The Palaiologos dynasty ruled the Byzantine Empire from 1260 until 1453, and they were in the saddle during the decline and collapse period. John Palaiologos was the emperor before the last emperor Constantine the 11th who was believed to have been killed on 29th May 1453 while fighting against Fatih’s (Mehmet the Second, the Conqueror) army on the ramparts.
|1439 Ferrera Catholic Oecumenic Council|