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- Alexios I Komnenos(Greek: Ἀλέξιος Κομνηνός, c. 1048– 15 August 1118), LatinizedAlexius I Comnenus, was Byzantineemperorfrom 1081 to 1118. Although he was not the founder of the Komnenian dynasty, it was during his reign that the Komnenos family came to full power.
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Alexios I Komnenos, Latinized Alexius I Comnenus, was Byzantine emperor from 1081 to 1118. Although he was not the founder of the Komnenian dynasty, it was during his reign that the Komnenos family came to full power. Inheriting a collapsing empire and faced with constant warfare during his reign against both the Seljuq Turks in Asia Minor and the Normans in the western Balkans, Alexios was able to curb the Byzantine decline and begin the military, financial, and territorial recovery known as th
- Anna Dalassene
Anna Dalassene (Greek: Ἄννα Δαλασσηνή; ca. 1025/30 – 1...
Alexios was the son of the Domestic of the Schools John...
- Pretenders and rebels
Apart from all of his external enemies, a host of rebels...
- Anna Dalassene
Alexios Komnenos (Greek: Ἀλέξιος Κομνηνός; c. 1135/42 – after 1182) was a Byzantine aristocrat and courtier. A son of Andronikos Komnenos and nephew of Emperor Manuel I Komnenos, he rose to the high rank of prōtostratōr in 1167.
Alexios I Komnenos or Alexius I Comnenus (Αλέξιος Α' Κομνηνός, Alexios I Komnēnos; ALEXIVS I COMNENVS; 1048 – August 15, 1118), Byzantine emperor (1081–1118), was the son of John Komnenos and Anna Dalassena. He was the nephew of Isaac I Komnenos (emperor 1057–1059).
- Early life
- Exile and wanderings
- Return to Byzantium and accession of Manuel I
- Final years and death
Isaac Komnenos or Comnenus was the third son of Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos and Empress Irene Doukaina. He was raised to the high rank of sebastokrator by his older brother John II Komnenos in reward for his support, but they later fell out, as Isaac began to covet the throne. In 1130, Isaac and his sons fled to exile after becoming involved in a conspiracy against John. For several years, they wandered in Asia Minor and the Levant, trying to gain support from the local rulers, but ulti
Born on 16 January 1093, Isaac Komnenos was the fifth child and third son of Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos and Empress Irene Doukaina. As his father was reigning at the time, Isaac was a true porphyrogennetos, a title that is consistently associated with him throughout his life. Following the death of his uncle, Nikephoros Melissenos, in 1104, Isaac was given the rank of Caesar by his father. During the succession struggle that followed the death of his father in 1118, Isaac supported his
Relations between Isaac and John II were cordial at first, but began to deteriorate, so that by 1130 they had become estranged. The reasons for this are left unexplained by the sources; Niketas Choniates and John Kinnamos simply report that Isaac had set his sight on the throne. Possibly the onset of the rift between the brothers was in 1122, when John raised his own firstborn son, Alexios, to co-emperor, thus superseding Isaac. In 1130, Isaac became involved in a conspiracy against John at a ti
Despite his efforts, Isaac's attempted coalition failed to materialize, while John II's position continued to improve. The emperor's military successes, particularly following his Syrian campaign in 1137–1138 that led to the submission of the Principality of Antioch to the Byzantine Empire, enhanced his standing with the Byzantine aristocracy, officialdom, and the common people. As a result, Isaac's supporters in the empire began to desert his cause. Thus Isaac was forced to seek ...
After 1150, Manuel forced his uncle to retire from public affairs, a decision perhaps connected to a chronic illness that is first mentioned at the time. Isaac retired to his estates in Thrace, and in 1151/52, founded the cenobitic monastery of the Theotokos Kosmosoteira at Bera. The construction of the monastery, which was meant as his residence and final resting place, was of great emotional importance to Isaac, who invested considerable time and effort in it: although heavily ill at the time,
In contrast to John, who was chiefly engaged in warfare throughout his reign, Isaac was a scholar and patron of learning and the arts. Apart from his foundation of the Kosmosoteira monastery, in Constantinople he restored the monastery of St. Stephen in the quarter Aurelianae, which he later attached to the Kosmosoteira as a rest hostel for monks visiting the capital. In c. 1120 he rebuilt the Chora Church, originally restored by his maternal grandmother, Maria Doukaina. The Chora was also the i
- Early life and career
- Plotting the coup d'état
- Career under Alexios I
Isaac Komnenos or Comnenus was a notable Byzantine aristocrat and military commander in the 1070s. Isaac played a major role in the rise to the throne of his younger brother, the Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos, and remained a leading figure in his brother's administration until his death. Isaac was born to the highest aristocracy of mid-11th century Byzantium, a position reinforced through marriage ties to the imperial Doukas dynasty. Well educated and brave, in 1073–1078 Isaac...
Isaac was the second-eldest son and third child of the domestikos ton scholon John Komnenos, and his wife Anna Dalassene. The exact date of his birth is unknown, but was likely around 1050. According to his niece, the historian-princess Anna Komnene, he was physically similar to his younger brother, the future emperor Alexios, though he was paler and his beard was less bushy. According to Anna, he enjoyed hunting and war, where he would put himself in the vanguard during battle. Anna and other c
Once back in the capital, he quickly gained the favour of the new emperor, the elderly Nikephoros III Botaneiates, reportedly due to the latter's fondness for Syrian textiles, which Isaac often gave him as gifts. Accordingly, Botaneiates often called Isaac to dine at his table, gave him the high title of sebastos and the right to reside in the imperial palace. Despite the favour shown to them by Botaneiates, Isaac and Alexios plotted to advance the position of the Komnenos clan by deposing the e
After Alexios gained power, Isaac proved one of his most loyal, steadfast and enthusiastic supporters. Alexios in turn rewarded him by awarding him with the new title of sebastokrator which marked him as a near-equal; in the words of Anna Komnene, an "emperor without the purple". Isaac already bore his new title in May/June, when he was charged with leading Empress Maria of Alania to the Mangana Monastery, where she was confined on the insistence of the Doukas clan. According to the historian Pa
Isaac Komnenos was married to the Georgian princess Irene, by whom he had four sons and at least two daughters: 1. John Komnenos, protosebastos and governor of Dyrrhachium from 1092 to 1106, married Maria Doukaina, niece of Empress Irene Doukaina. 2. Unnamed daughter, married a son of the protoproedros Constantine Doukas. Varzos suggests the name of Anna for her. 3. Alexios Komnenos, sebastos and doux of Dyrrhachium from 1106 until after 1108, married a lady called Zoe, of unknown family. 4. Unn
Alexios I Komnenos (grekiska: Αλέξιος Α' Κομνηνός), född 1048, död 15 augusti 1118 var Bysantinsk kejsare 1081 - 1118. Han var den tredje sonen till Johannes Komnenos och Anna Dalassene och gift med Eirene Doukaina.
Alexios I Komnenos (Grieks: Αλέξιος Κομνηνός; Latijn: Alexius Comnenus; Nederlands, verouderd: Alexis Comneen) (Constantinopel, 1056 – 15 augustus 1118) was Byzantijns keizer van 1081 tot aan zijn dood in 1118. Alexios, een uitstekend politicus en diplomaat, werd keizer van een bankroet en wanhopig land.