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Romanos IV Diogenes, Emperor of Byzantium

Male Abt 1022 - 1072  (~ 50 years)


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  • Name Romanos IV Diogenes 
    Suffix Emperor of Byzantium 
    Born Abt 1022 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1072  [1
    Person ID I21270  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP, Ancestor of DGH, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of LMH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK, Ancestor of WPF
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2017 

    Father Gen. Konstantinos Diogenes,   b. Abt 990,   d. 1032  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Mother (Unknown daughter of Basil Argyros) 
    Family ID F13119  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family (Unknown daughter of Alusian of Bulgaria),   d. Bef 1065 
    Children 
    +1. Konstantinos Diogenes,   b. Abt 1050,   d. 1074, Antioch, Anatolia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years)
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F13118  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From Wikipedia:

      Romanos IV Diogenes, also known as Romanus IV, was a member of the Byzantine military aristocracy who, after his marriage to the widowed empress Eudokia Makrembolitissa, was crowned Byzantine emperor and reigned from 1068 to 1071. During his reign he was determined to halt the decline of the Byzantine military and to stop Turkish incursions into the Byzantine Empire, but in 1071 he was captured and his army routed at the Battle of Manzikert. While still captive he was overthrown in a palace coup, and when released he was quickly defeated and detained by members of the Doukas family. In 1072, he was blinded and sent to a monastery, where he died of his wounds.

  • Sources 
    1. [S49] Genealogics by Leo Van de Pas, continued by Ian Fettes and Leslie Mahler.