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Alexios Charon


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  • Name Alexios Charon  [1
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I10520  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of DGH, Ancestor of DK, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of LD, Ancestor of LMW, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK, Ancestor of UKL, Ancestor of WPF, Ancestor of XYZ
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Family (Unknown member of the Dalassena family) 
    +1. Anna Dalassene, Regent of the Byzantine Empire,   b. Between 1025 and 1030, Italy Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1 Nov 1100 (Age ~ 75 years)
    Family ID F1748  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 May 2024 

  • Notes 
    • "Alexios Charon was a Byzantine official in southern Italy and the maternal grandfather of Emperor Alexios I Komnenos (reigned 1081–1118), the founder of the Komnenian dynasty. Very little is known about his life. His is only recorded in the history of Nikephoros Bryennios the Younger, who married his great-granddaughter Anna Komnene. Bryennios reports that 'Charon' was a sobriquet given to him for his bravery, referring to the ferryman of the underworld in Greek mythology, but the name is attested as an actual surname as well. On Alexios' career, Bryennios only reports that he 'handled the emperor's affairs' in the Byzantine provinces of southern Italy (the Catepanate of Italy) some time in the first half of the 11th century. The exact office that Alexios held is unknown; it has been suggested that he may have been the governor (catepan) of Italy, but his name appears in no other source." [Wikipedia]

  • Sources 
    1. [S160] Wikipedia.