John XIII of Latium

John XIII
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Portrait of John as Prince in 1880.
Latin Emperor
Reign25 October 1891 – 9 June 1922
Coronation19 December 1891
PredecessorTheophylactus I Augustus
SuccessorJoanna
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Born(1845-06-15)15 June 1845
Villa Theophylacti, Insula Ceos, Latium
Died9 June 1925(1925-06-09) (aged 76)
Ravenna, Latium
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Full name
Marcus Anicius Probinus Iohnnes Petrus Caesar
HouseAnicia
FatherTheophylactus I Augustus
MotherPrincess Galara of Gaemar
ReligionFabrian Catholic

John XIII (Marcus Anicius Probinus Iohnnes Petrus Caesar; 15 March 1845 – 9 June 1925) was Latin Emperor from 1891 to 1925, succeeding his father Theophylactus I Augustus. John was the eldest son of Theophylactus I Augustus and Ghantish noblewoman, Princess Galara of Gaemar.

In 1869, he married Alexandra of Ghant, together they had four children. John was an avid athlete before becoming emperor and was said to have organized football matches on the lawns and gardens of the familial palaces in Castellum and Alexandria. He and his wife, Alexandra, are credited for the introduction of ice hockey into Latium and the first organized hockey tournament in Latium, Copa Glaciei. The death of his eldest son, three grandchildren and youngest daughter in 1921 are said to have caused John to make fewer public and state appearances in the latter years of his reign. He was succeeded by his youngest daughter Joanna.

Early Life

John was born in March 1845 at Anicia familial estate on Insula Ceos to Theophylactus I Augustus and Ghantish noblewoman, Princess Galara of Gaemar. He was the first born of five children, and was raised in Castellum, due to his father's status as heir presumptive to the Latin throne. John was born one year before his father's reign and the only of Emperor Theophylactus's children not to have the distinction of "Born in the Purple".

Reign

Sponsorship of Athletics

Issue

Name Birth Death Spouse(s)
Theophylactus, Prince of Youth (1871-09-08)8 September 1871 14 February 1921(1921-02-14) (aged 49) Marie-Amélie of Prusson; had issue.
Princess Anna of Latium (1874-12-24)24 December 1874 13 September 1939(1939-09-13) (aged 64) Prince Loukas of Tarsas; had issue.
Prince Michael of Latium (1878-12-27)27 December 1878 13 September 1961(1961-09-13) (aged 81) Never married; had no issue
Joanna of Latium (1881-12-27)27 December 1881 14 February 1933(1933-02-14) (aged 51) John Anicius, Duke of Beroea; had issue.

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