Alexius I Comnenus
biographical name 1048-1118 Byzantine emperor (1081-1118)

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  • Alexius I Comnenus — born 1048, Constantinople died Aug. 15, 1118 Byzantine emperor (1081–1118). An experienced military leader, he seized the Byzantine throne in 1081, driving back the invading Normans and Turks and founding the Comnenian dynasty. Alexius increased… …   Universalium

  • Alexius II Comnenus — ▪ Byzantine emperor also spelled  Alexios II Komnenos  born , 1169 died c. September 1183, Constantinople, Byzantine Empire [now Istanbul, Turkey]       Byzantine emperor from 1180 to 1183. Alexius was the son of Manuel I Comnenus and Maria,… …   Universalium

  • ALEXIUS I — ALEXIUS I. Comnenus, fil. Isaci Imperatoris Constantinopolitani, inclusô in Monasterium Nicephorô Botoniate, imperiô potitus; divisis inter fratres terris, cum sumptuum non suppeteret satis, sacris manus iniecit, et exactionibus subditos… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Alexius I — [ə lek′sē əs] ( Alexius Comnenus) 1048 1118; emperor of the Byzantine Empire (1081 1118) …   English World dictionary

  • Alexius I — A•lex•i•us I [[t]əˈlɛk si əs[/t]] n. big (Alexius Comnenus) 1048–1118, emperor of the Byzantine Empire 1081–1118 …   From formal English to slang

  • Alexius I — /euh lek see euhs/, (Alexius Comnenus) 1048 1118, emperor of the Byzantine Empire 1081 1118. * * * …   Universalium

  • Alexius I — /əˈlɛksiəs/ (say uh lekseeuhs) noun (Alexius Comnenus), 1048–1118, emperor of the Byzantine Empire 1081–1118 …   Australian English dictionary

  • Alexius I — /euh lek see euhs/, (Alexius Comnenus) 1048 1118, emperor of the Byzantine Empire 1081 1118 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Andronicus I Comnenus — born 1118, Constantinople died Sept. 1185, Constantinople Byzantine emperor (1183–85), the last of the Comnenus dynasty. A cousin of Manuel I Comnenus, he raised an army and seized power in 1182, causing a massacre of Westerners in Constantinople …   Universalium

  • Comnenus family — ▪ Byzantine emperors Comnenus also spelled  Komnenos        Byzantine family from Paphlagonia, members of which occupied the throne of Constantinople for more than a century (1081–1185).       Manuel Eroticus Comnenus was the first member of the… …   Universalium

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