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Name:  Constantine XI
Brief biography:  The last Byzantine Emperor, 1449-1453.
Nationality:  Byzantine
Occupation:  Emperor
Date of birth:  1405
Place of birth:  Istanbul
Period of rule:  1449-1453
Date of death:  1453
Place of death:  Istanbul

Constantine succeeded to the throne after the death of his brother, John VIII in 1449. Byzantium was by this point reduced to just Constantinople, its environs, and a few pieces of land in the Morea. He died during the Ottoman siege of Constantinople in 1453.

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Constantine XI; Constantinople
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