John Asen Zaccaria - Carlo de Patra
Cesare de Patra - Catherine Zaccaria
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Following the end of their rule as the Catholic pretenders to the Roman Empire, the Latins remained a distinct ethnic group within the Empire because of their Italian and French language and Catholicism. Eventually, Italian and French were phased out and Latin emerged as a common language. The Latins were thought to be crucial to the development of the Roman Empire's first middle class in the late 17th century as merchants and businessmen with connections with the rest of Christian Europe.