[16] She refused to go with them and demanded that they allow her to pray to the Mother of God for protection. The crusade was a notable success for Byzantium, as Alexios recovered a number of important cities and islands. However, his mother consolidated the Doukas family connection by arranging the Emperor's marriage to Irene Doukaina, granddaughter of the Caesar John Doukas, the uncle of Michael VII, who would not have supported Alexios otherwise. Sergey Karpov has identified a lead seal of Alexios, on one side "the image of a strategos in the peaked helmet leaded by hand by St. George" with the inscriptions Ἀλέξιος ὁ Κομνηνός [Alexios Komnenos] and Ὁ Ἅ(γιος) Γεώργιος [Saint George] on either side; on the obverse is a scene of Ἡ Ἁγία Ἀνάστασις [The Holy Resurrection] with the corresponding inscription. Vasiliev discussed these opinions in a 1936 article published in Speculum and considered Fallmerayer's hypothesis as closer to the truth. Angelos gestürzt und danach getötet wurde. He therefore sent appeals to the Pope and others, urging Westerners to help him fight in the East. [9] Anna then protested that the family was in fear for their lives, her sons were loyal subjects (Alexios and Isaac were discovered absent without leave), and had learned of a plot by enemies of the Komnenoi to have them both blinded and had, therefore, fled the capital so they may continue to be of loyal service to the emperor. See more » Byzantine Senate. Alexios I Komnenos. Michel Kuršankis has argued, on the strength of John I Axouchos's surname and Alexios I's known political affiliations, that he had married, probably about 1201, a daughter of John Komnenos "the Fat" (d.1200), son of the protostrator Alexios Axouch. νός, Isaakios Komnēnos; 16 January 1093 – after 1152) was the third son of Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos (r. 1081–1118) and Empress Irene Doukaina. Alexios I Diogenes (Latinized as Alexius I) was the Byzantine emperor from his coup against his sister, Anthemia, Queen of Greeks, to his death in 1132. Nicknames. Alexios I had stabilized the Byzantine Empire and overcame a dangerous crisis, inaugurating a century of imperial prosperity and success. [29] Alexios overcame this crisis by entering into an alliance with a horde of 40,000 Cumans, with whose help he crushed the Pechenegs at Levounion in Thrace on 29 April 1091. Alexios war der drittälteste Sohn des Domestikos der Scholen Johannes Komnenos und der Anna Dalassene und somit ein Neffe des Kaisers Isaak I. Er diente als Feldherr unter den Kaisern Michael VII. Alexios I Komnenos, Latinized as Alexius I Comnenus, was Byzantine emperor from 1081 to 1118. The hyperpyron was slightly smaller than the solidus. Brepols Publishers, Turnhout 2007, ISBN 978-2-503-52303-3, S. 163–164. The Russian Byzantinist Rustam Shukurov has argued that Alexios had at least one more son, and speculated that one may have been the Ioannikios who was tonsured and confined to a monastery when Manuel became emperor. He is often viewed as one of Byzantium's great emperors, in part because of the memorable impression of his reign in the Alexiad [3], Manuel left two children, the Caesars Alexios and David. By his marriage with Irene Doukaina, Alexios I had the following children:[58], "Alexius I" redirects here. Given Anna's tight hold on her family, Alexios must have been adopted with her implicit approval. [31], Kuršanskis suggests that Alexios also intrigued in the internal politics of the Seljuk Sultanate, supporting Kaykaus' brother Kayqubad against him. In order to conceal the importance of the conspiracy, Alexios merely banished the wealthiest plotters and confiscated their estates. English: Alexios I Komnenos or Alexius I Comnenus; 1048 – August 15, 1118), Byzantine emperor (1081–1118), was the son of John Komnenos and Anna Dalassena and the nephew of Isaac I Komnenos (emperor 1057–1059). This request was granted and Anna then manifested her true theatrical and manipulative capabilities: She was allowed to enter. [40] John Doukas re-established Byzantine rule in Chios, Rhodes, Smyrna, Ephesus, Sardis, and Philadelphia in 1097–1099. Alexius I Comnenus, also spelled Alexios I Komnenos, (born 1057, Constantinople, Byzantine Empire [now Istanbul, Turkey]—died August 15, 1118), Byzantine emperor (1081–1118) at the time of the First Crusade who founded the Comnenian dynasty and partially restored the strength of the empire after its defeats by the Normans and Turks in the 11th century. First/Last. 55 relations. [11] That same month Alexios was proclaimed emperor at the age of 22, an act considered by later writers as the moment the Empire of Trebizond was founded. Monarches similar to or like Alexios I Komnenos. Alexios died at the age of forty. [39] Transferring each contingent into Asia, Alexios promised to supply them with provisions in return for their oaths of homage. [16], Over the following months, David marched westward making himself master of the rest of the Pontus and of Paphlagonia. Apart from all of his external enemies, a host of rebels also sought to overthrow Alexios from the imperial throne, thereby posing another major threat to his reign. Alexius turned next to the grim situation in Asia Minor. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" — $93.56 — Hardcover from $93.56 2 … Their adversary, Theodore Laskaris, had not been idle. His reign was a turbulent one, and in 1185 Andronikos was dethroned and killed while his son Manuel was blinded and may have died from this mutilation. [29] How he went from trusted ally of Alexios to a monastic life—likely an enforced change—has not been documented. 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The two brothers were the only male descendants of the Byzantine Emperor Andronikos I, who had been dethroned and killed in 1185, and thus claimed to represent the legitimate government of the Empire following the conquest of Constantinople by the Fourth Crusade in 1204. [25] In 1208 Theodore decided to strike against the Paphlagonian possessions of Alexios' brother David by crossing the Sangarios River and investing Heraclea Pontica. A short presentation of all the Byzantine emperors with biographical data and information about the main historical events during their reign (new design) < > Byzantine Emperors . Vor den Nachstellungen des Letzteren floh Alexios zum Heer, wurde von diesem zum Kaiser ausgerufen, eroberte die Hauptstadt und entthronte Nikephoros. νός) (1048 – August 15, 1118), Byzantine emperor (1081–1118), was the son of John Comnenus and Anna Dalassena and the nephew of Isaac I Comnenus (emperor 1057–1059). Legacy. His appeals to Western Europe for help against the Turks were also the catalyst that likely contributed to the convoking of the Crusades. [1m.] "[33] Shukurov suggests that the Sinopians' lack of concern for Alexios was out of spite for the deposition of his brother. He sent what gold he had to the Holy Roman Emperor as payment for attacking Guiscard’s Italian holdings. Their mother's name is not recorded in the primary sources; Byzantinist Alexander Vasiliev speculates that it is "possible" that their mother was a Georgian princess. Ratings. [57] Although this policy met with initial success, it gradually undermined the relative effectiveness of imperial bureaucracy by placing family connections over merit. [26], Despite this setback, Theodore did not abandon his attempts on Paphlagonia. 13.04.2013 - Alexios I Komnenos was the Byzantine emperor at the time of the first crusades. [30] A clue to his offence may be that at one point, faced with another attack from Theodore Laskaris with insufficient men to draw on, David had become a vassal of the enemy of the Byzantine successor realms, the Latin Empire, since, as William Miller explains, "It was his interest to prefer a nominal Latin suzerainty to annexation by the Nicene Emperor". [citation needed] The help he sought from the West was simply some mercenary forces, not the immense hosts that arrived, to his consternation and embarrassment, after the pope preached the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont later that same year. [44] The years were marked by persecution of the followers of the Paulician and Bogomil heresies[45]—one of his last acts was to publicly burn at the stake Basil, a Bogomil leader, with whom he had engaged in a theological dispute. While his brother David conquered a number of Byzantine provinces in northwestern Anatolia, Alexios defended his capital Trebizond from an unsuccessful siege by the Seljuk Turks around the year 1205. Alexius III Angelus, also spelled Alexios III Angelos (died 1211, Nicaea, Nicaean empire [now Ä°znik, Turkey]), Byzantine emperor from 1195 to 1203. Ελληνικά. We will elect one of them as our ruler and will not surrender the country to the Turks. Alexios 1 Komnenos: Papers of the Second Belfast Byzantine International Colloquium, 14-16 April 1989 (Belfast Byzantine Texts & Translations S.) | Mullett, Margaret, Smythe, Dion | ISBN: 9780853895817 | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon. The title was created by Emperor Alexios I Komnenos ((r. Byzantine Emperor Alexius I Comnenus, not knowing what else to do with such an unusual and unexpected "army", quickly ferried all 30,000 across the Bosporus by 6 August. [22] Nevertheless, he remained in good relations with the imperial family and succumbed to his weak constitution soon afterwards. This short article about a person or group of people can be made longer. He had also profoundly altered the nature of the Byzantine government. [43], During the last twenty years of his life Alexios lost much of his popularity. [9] The tutor discovered they were missing and eventually found them on the palace grounds, but Anna was able to convince him that they would return to the palace shortly. This led to a further revolt near Philippopolis, and the commander of the field army in the west, Gregory Pakourianos, was defeated and killed in the ensuing battle. Battles. Vor den Nachstellungen des Letzteren floh Alexios zum Heer, wurde von diesem zum Kaiser ausgerufen, eroberte die Hauptstadt und entthronte Nikephoros. As if she were weighed down with old age and worn out by grief, she walked slowly and when she approached the actual entrance to the sanctuary made two genuflections; on the third she sank to the floor and taking firm hold of the sacred doors, cried in a loud voice: "Unless my hands are cut off, I will not leave this holy place except on one condition: that I receive the emperor's cross as guarantee of safety". The city submitted to Kaykaus and Alexios was freed after becoming Kaykaus' vassal. In 1090 the Pechenegs invaded Thrace again,[28] while Tzachas, the brother-in-law of the Sultan of Rum, launched a fleet and attempted to arrange a joint siege of Constantinople with the Pechenegs. Although his rivals governing the Nicaean Empire succeeded in becoming the de facto successors, and rendered his dynastic claims to the imperial throne moot, Alexios' descendants continued to emphasize both their heritage and connection to the Komnenian dynasty by referring to themselves as Megas Komnenos or Grand Komnenos.[1]. Dukas und Nikephoros III. Na de catastrofe van Manzikert (1071) en het verlies van Nicea in 1077-78, gingen de families Doukas en Komnenen ruziën over de macht, in plaats van zich te bekommeren over de situatie van het Byzantijnse Rijk. The importance of St. George was that Easter—the date of the Resurrection—in 1204 fell on 25 April, while the memorial date of St. George was 23 April. Alexios III Angelos (c. 1153 – 1211) was Byzantine emperor from 1195 to 1203. Although he was not the founder of the Komnenian dynasty, it was during his reign that the Komnenos family came to full power. Helene Dukaina Tornikina Komnene; m.ca 1288 Alexios Raul (+1303), E2. Vor den Nachstellungen des Letzteren floh Alexios zum Heer, wurde von diesem zum Kaiser ausgerufen, eroberte die Hauptstadt und entthronte Nikephoros. Alexios I. Studites (griechisch Αλέξιος ὁ ... Encyclopaedic Prosopographical Lexicon of Byzantine History and Civilization. [24], Alexios next had to deal with disturbances in Thrace, where the heretical sects of the Bogomils and the Paulicians revolted and made common cause with the Pechenegs from beyond the Danube. Alexios became estranged from Maria, who was stripped of her imperial title and retired to a monastery, and Constantine Doukas was deprived of his status as co-emperor. With the Crusader army moved onwards towards Antioch, the Emperor Alexios I achieved … [9] First married to Michael VII Doukas and secondly to Nikephoros III Botaneiates, she was preoccupied with the future of her son by Michael VII, Constantine Doukas. Thus Alexius Angelus was a member of the extended imperial family. [36] Cut off from the rest of the Byzantine world, the Trapezuntine rulers for the next two generations turned their immediate attention to Asian affairs. Dukas und Nikephoros III. Alexios' father declined the throne on the abdication of Isaac, who was thus succeeded by four emperors of other families between 1059 and … [18] Gaining Paphlagonia gave the brothers access to an important base of support. [4] Under Michael VII Doukas Parapinakes (1071–1078) and Nikephoros III Botaneiates (1078–1081), he was also employed, along with his elder brother Isaac, against rebels in Asia Minor, Thrace, and in Epirus.[5]. There, they were massacred by the Turks of Kilij Arslan I at the Battle of Civetot in October 1096. The crusaders believed their oaths were made invalid when the Byzantine contingent under Tatikios failed to help them during the siege of Antioch;[citation needed] Bohemund, who had set himself up as Prince of Antioch,[40] briefly went to war with Alexios in the Balkans, but he was blockaded by the Byzantine forces and agreed to become a vassal of Alexios by the Treaty of Devol in 1108. Alexios also made parts of the Crimea a tributary to Trebizond. He obliged, sending a complete assurance for the family with his own cross. This did not, however, lead to a demotion, as Alexios was needed to counter the expected invasion of the Normans of Southern Italy, led by Robert Guiscard. This situation changed drastically, however, when Alexios' first son John II Komnenos was born in 1087:[22] Anna's engagement to Constantine was dissolved, and she was moved to the main Palace to live with her mother and grandmother. [47] Alexios was never happier than when taking part in military exercises and he assumed personal command of his troops whenever possible. [28], It was during this period that David Komnenos vanishes from the scene. [4] Somehow the boys arrived at the court of their relative Queen Tamar of Georgia; scholars have speculated when and how they made their way there. Vasiliev even speculates that "Georgian became their native tongue" and that they "were thoroughly Georgian in language and education as well as in political ideals", but possibly "some Greeks were among their attendants in order that they might be familiar with the language of their own country". Alexios I had overcome a dangerous crisis and stabilized the Byzantine Empire, inaugurating a century of imperial prosperity and success. Bd. Alexios I. Komnenos Alexios I. Komnenos (* 1048; † 15. Alexios was the eldest son of Manuel Komnenos, and a grandson of the Byzantine Emperor Andronikos I (reigned 1183–1185). See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. 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 the Komnenian restoration. While Byzantine troops were assembling for the expedition, the Doukas faction at court approached Alexios and convinced him to join a conspiracy against Nikephoros III. Although he was not the founder of the Komnenian dynasty, it was during his reign that the Komnenos family came to full power. 1: Aaron – Azarethes. He realized his need for greater military strength, and at the same time he was anxious to cooperate with the papacy in ending the schism of 1054 between the Eastern and Western Churches. [32] Alexios was shown to the defenders of the city. During his reign, Alexios rejuvenated the Empire, vending off attacks from the Seljuqs and the Normans.He also served as the catalyst for the First Crusade. The Byzantine Senate or Eastern Roman Senate (Σύγκλητος, Synklētos, or Γερουσία, Gerousia) was the continuation of the Roman Senate, established in the 4th century by Constantine I. A conspiracy in 1084 involving several senators and officers of the army. Alexios was the eldest son of Manuel Komnenos, and a grandson of the Byzantine Emperor Andronikos I (reigned 1183–1185). By seeking close alliances with powerful noble families, Alexios put an end to the tradition of imperial exclusivity … Under the falsehood of making a vesperal visit to worship at the church, she deliberately excluded the grandson of Botaneiates and his loyal tutor, met with Alexios and Isaac, and fled for the forum of Constantine. He ascended to the throne as a minor. One school of thought endorses the hypothesis of Fallmerayer, who believed the boys were taken from Constantinople during the chaos of their grandfather's fall from power in 1185, when Alexios was about three years old, and came to Georgia early in Tamar's reign. Leben. Then to gain entrance to both the outer and inner sanctuary of the church, the women pretended to the gatekeepers that they were pilgrims from Cappadocia who had spent all their funds and wanted to worship before starting their return trip. Alexios I Diogenes (Latinized as Alexius I) was the Byzantine emperor from his coup against his sister, Anthemia, Queen of Greeks, to his death in 1132. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Jul 15, 2020 - Alexios I Komnenos (Alexius Comnenus) was emperor of the Byzantine Empire from 1081 to 1118 CE. He also secured the alliance of Henry, Count of Monte Sant'Angelo, who controlled the Gargano Peninsula and dated his charters by Alexios' reign. Karpov, "New Archival Discoveries of Documents concerning the Empire of Trebizond", Kuršanskis, "Trébizonde et la Géorgie", pp. Andronicus was himself a son of Theodora Comnene, the youngest daughter of Emperor Alexios I Komnenos and Irene Ducaena. Andronikos had taken refuge at the court of King George III of Georgia in the 1170s, and was a governor in the Pontus when his cousin the emperor Manuel I Komnenos (r. 1143–1180) died; upon hearing the … Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" — $93.56 — Hardcover from $93.56 2 New from $93.56 Dukas und Nikephoros III. Although he was not the founder of the Komnenian dynasty, it was during his reign that the Komnenos family came to full power. Mar 2, 2018 - Alexios I Komnenos (1081-1118) has long been regarded as both the saviour of the Byzantine Empire, bringing it back from the brink of destruction, and as … He had also profoundly altered the nature of the Byzantine government. [40] Alexios is known to have had two sons, the future emperors John I and Manuel I, and a daughter who married Andronikos Gidos. [50] These included: Under Alexios the debased solidus (tetarteron and histamenon) was discontinued and a gold coinage of higher fineness (generally .900–.950) was established in 1092, commonly called the hyperpyron at 4.45 grs. Alexios war der drittälteste Sohn des Domestikos der Scholen Johannes Komnenos und der Anna Dalassene und somit ein Neffe des Kaisers Isaak I. Er diente als Feldherr unter den Kaisern Michael VII. A second Diocletian, it was Alexios I Komnenos that saved the empire from destruction from the Normans then the Pechenegs and … Alexios was for many years under the strong influence of an eminence grise, his mother Anna Dalassene, a wise and immensely able politician whom, in a uniquely irregular fashion, he had crowned as Augusta instead of the rightful claimant to the title, his wife Irene Doukaina. The military, financial and territorial recovery of the Byzantine Empire began in his reign. Byzantine empress by marriage to Byzantine Emperor Manuel I Komnenos, and regent during the minority of her son porphyrogennetos Alexios II Komnenos from 1180 until 1182. Furthermore, to aid the conspiracy Maria had adopted Alexios as her son, though she was only five years older than he. He was the second son of Andronicus Angelus, grandson of Alexius I. He had also profoundly altered the nature of the Byzantine government. At the outset he faced the formidable attack of the Normans, led by Robert Guiscard and his son Bohemund, who took Dyrrhachium and Corfu and laid siege to Larissa in Thessaly[5] (see Battle of Dyrrhachium). According to Michael Panaretos, Queen Tamar was Alexios' "paternal relative" (προς πατρός θεὶα), a phrase that has baffled scholars. [36] Eventually Alexios dealt with the People's Crusade by hustling them on to Asia Minor. Shukurov believes this silence was intentional and therefore significant, that David somehow disgraced himself and was confined to Vatopedi by Alexios. It was introduced along with the electrum aspron trachy worth a third of a hyperpyron and about 25% gold and 75% silver, the billon aspron trachy or stamenon,[55] valued at 48 to the hyperpyron and with 7% silver wash and the copper tetarteron and noummion worth 18 and 36 to the billon aspron trachy.[56]. ins Englisch. Alexios was able to secure much of the coastal regions by sending peasant soldiers to raid the Seljuq camps, but these victories were unable to stop the Turks altogether. Another school of thought follows George Finlay's belief that the boys remained in Constantinople, and although educated in the capital, were somehow safe from Andronikos' successor, emperor Isaac II Angelos (r. 1185–1195 and 1203–1204); Finlay argued that they were not at risk from "a government which, like that of the Byzantine empire, was recognized to be elective, and in which their father had been excluded from the throne by the exercise of an acknowledged constitutional prerogative. [6], Exactly how Alexios and Queen Tamar of Georgia were related is not clear. Cherson, Kerch, and their hinterlands were governed as an overseas province called Perateia ("beyond the sea"). For other uses, see, "Alexios Komnenos" redirects here. [1m.] He had neutralized rivals along his southern marches—Sabas Asidenos, Manuel Maurozomes, and Theodore Mangaphas; he had been crowned Emperor in March or April 1206; all the while Theodore had frustrated attempts of Henry of Flanders to expand the newly founded Latin Empire into Anatolia. Although Theodore Laskaris pushed back the Komnenos brothers' western frontier by defeating an attempt to seize Nicomedia,[23] by 1207 the grandsons of Andronikos Komnenos ruled over the largest of the three Byzantine successor states. However, before they were to gain entry into the sanctuary, Straboromanos and royal guards caught up with them to summon them back to the palace. The military, financial and territorial recovery of the Byzantine Empire known as Komnenian restoration began in his time. c 1056 – 15 tháng 8, 1118), là Hoàng đế Đông La Mã từ năm 1081 đến năm 1118. Alexios was the son of the Domestic of the Schools John Komnenos and Anna Dalassene,[3] and the nephew of Isaac I Komnenos (emperor 1057–1059). [41], Around this time, in 1106, the twentieth year of his reign, Hesychius of Miletus records that the sky suddenly darkened and a "violent southern wind" blew great statue of Constantine at the Strategion from its column, killing a number of men and women nearby. With the Balkans more or less pacified, Alexios could now turn his attention to Asia Minor, which had been almost completely overrun by the Seljuq Turks. As early as 1854 the Russian scholar Kunik proposed that this phrase meant that Alexios' mother was Rusudan a little-known sister of Tamar, a theory Vasiliev endorsed. Muslim chroniclers record how, in 1214, Alexios was captured by the Turks in the field while defending Sinope; despite sending an envoy to seek their surrender the city refused to capitulate to Sultan Kaykaus I, and Alexios was tortured in sight of the Sinopians. Inheriting a collapsing empire and faced with constant … In 1204 CE, the brothers, now in their twenties, … Alexios I. Megas Komnenos („Großkomnene“; * 1182; † 1. Alexios I Komnenos (Greek: Ἀλέξιος Αʹ Κομνηνός, 1048 or 1056 – 15 August 1118), Latinized as Alexius I Comnenus, was Byzantine emperor from 1081 to 1118. Henry's allegiance would be the last example of Byzantine political control on peninsular Italy. [7] More recently Michel Kuršanskis has argued against Toumanoff's theory, producing evidence that Alexios' mother and/or grandmother were daughters of the houses of Palaiologos or Doukas, yet failing to offer an explanation why Panaretos describes Tamar as Alexios' paternal aunt. 289 Beziehungen. Andronikos had taken refuge at the court of King George III of Georgia in the 1170s, and was a governor in the Pontus when his cousin the emperor Manuel I Komnenos (r. 1143–1180) died; upon hearing the news, he marched on Constantinople and seized the imperial throne. Tragic Deaths. [8], Despite the research of Vasiliev, Toumanoff, Kuršanskis and others, Alexios' life is a blank between 1185, when Andronikos was deposed and murdered, and 1204 when he and David arrived at Trebizond—although this lack of information has not prevented scholars from proposing various hypotheses. The Byzantine empire was brought to what was, at the time, the empire's height (excluding the days of Justinian), earning him the nickname, the conqueror. The military, financial and territorial recovery of the Byzantine Empire began in his … [9] However, Kuršanskis notes that there are few traces of Georgian influence in the administration and culture of the Empire of Trebizond, and points out that its elite always looked towards Constantinople for their political and religious models. [27] According to the panegyric of Niketas Choniates, there was no resistance to Theodore's incursions, and Theodore eventually captured Heraclea Pontica and Amastris. 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