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Michael VIII

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(Biography) surnamed Palaeologus (ˈpælɪəˌləʊɡəs). 1224–82, Byzantine emperor (1259–82); founder of the Palaeologan dynasty. His reign saw the recovery of Constantinople from the Latins (1261) and the reunion (1274) of the Greek and Roman churches
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The Second Council of Lyon (1272-1274) was presided over by Pope Gregory X and was convened to act on a papal call for another crusade to recapture the Holy Land and a pledge by the new Byzantine Emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos to reunite the Eastern Church with the West.
Also saved from time are humble items like a simple clay eating bowl, the kind you'd use to feed a baby, and loftier ones like the official seal of the restored emperor, Michael VIII Palaiologos.
In the summer of 1261, an army sent by the Byzantine general, the emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos, at last defeated the Franks--more or less by accident, but that's another matter.