Alexius I Comnenus

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Born: 1048 AD
Died: 1118 AD, at 70 years of age.

Nationality: Roman
Categories: Emperor


Roman ruler.

 

Eastern Roman Emperor 1081 AD - 15 August 1118 AD.

 

1048 AD - Alexius I was born during the Eastern Roman Empire.


1074 AD - Subdued the rebel mercenaries in Asia Minor.


1078 AD - Appointed commander of the field army in the West by Nicephorus III.


1081 AD - Proclaimed Emperor on April 1, 1081 and was crowned on the 4th of April. Leads an army of 50,000 men and lifts the siege of Corfu led Robert Guiscard.


1083-1084 AD - Bribed the German King Henry IV to attack the Normans in Italy and the Normans concentrated on their defenses.


1090 AD - Took reconciliatory measures towards the Papacy which will enable him to get western support.


1092 AD - Crowned his son John II Comnenus co-emperor at the age of five.


1118 AD - Died on the 15th of August. He was able to make the Eastern Roman Empire stable and overcome a dangerous crisis, inaugurating a century of imperial prosperity and success.

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