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  Alexius III Angelus Biography
Alexius, son of the deposed Isaac, escaped from Constantinople and appealed to the crusaders, promising as a crowning bribe to heal the schism of East and West if they would help him to depose his uncle.
Alexius, joined by Kay Khusrau I, the sultan of Rüm (also called the sultan of Iconium or Konya), now demanded the crown of Lascaris, and on his refusal marched against him.
Alexius was relegated to a monastery at Nicaea, where he died on some date unknown.
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  Alexius III - LoveToKnow 1911
(ANGELUS), emperor of the East, was the second son of Andronicus Angelus, nephew of Alexius I. In 1195, while his brother Isaac II.
During the fighting and carnage that followed Alexius hid in the palace, and finally, with one of his daughters, Irene, and such treasures as he could collect, got into a boat and escaped to Develton in Thrace, leaving his wife, his other daughters and his Empire to the victors.
Alexius was relegated to a monastery at Nicaea, where he died on some date unknown.
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 Alexius III Angelus
Alexius III (Angelus), Byzantine emperor, was the second son of Andronicus Angelus, nephew of Alexius I.
In 1195, while his brother Isaac II was away hunting in Thrace, he was proclaimed emperor by the troops; he captured Isaac at Stagira[?] in Macedonia, put out his eyes, and kept him henceforth a close prisoner, though he had been redeemed by him from captivity at Antioch and loaded with honours.
The crusaders, whose objective had been Egypt, were persuaded to set their course for Constantinople, before which they appeared in June 1203, proclaiming the emperor Alexius IV and summoning the capital to depose his uncle.
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 Alexius III Angelus - Phantis
Alexius III Angelus (Greek: Αλέξιος Γ' Άγγελος or Alexios III Angelos), Byzantine emperor, was the second son of Andronicus Angelus, nephew of Alexius I.
Alexius, son of the deposed Isaac, escaped from Constantinople and appealed to the crusaders, promising as a crowning bribe to heal the schism of East and West if they would help him to depose his uncle.
Alexius, joined by Kay Khusrau I, the sultan of Rüm (also called the sultan of Iconium or Konya), now demanded the crown of Lascaris, and on his refusal marched against him.
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 Alexius III Angelus
The able and forceful empress Euphrosyne Doukaina Kamaterina tried in vain to sustain his credit and his court; Vatatzes, the favourite instrument of her attempts at reform, was assassinated by the emperor's orders.
Leaving his protection he sought shelter with Michael I Ducas, despot of Epirus, and then repaired to Asia Minor, where his son-in-law Lascaris was holding his own against the Latins.
Succeeded by: Isaac II Angelus and Alexius IV Angelus
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 Alexius IV Angelus - One Language   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Boniface and Alexius discussed diverting the Crusade to Constantinople so that Alexius and his father could be restored to the throne; in return, Alexius would give them Byzantine soldiers to help fight the Crusade, as well as money to pay off the Crusaders' debt to the Venetians.
Alexius was paraded outside the walls, but the citizens were apathetic, as Alexius III, though a usurper and illegitimate in the eyes of the westerners, was an acceptable emperor for the Byzantine citizens.
In January 1204 Alexius IV was deposed by the leader of the anti-western party, Alexius Murtzouphlos.
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Alexius III Angelus was the second son of Andronicus Angelus and Euphrosyne Kastamonitissa.
Alexius attempted to organize a resistance to the new regime from Adrianople and then Mosynopolis¸ where he was joined by the later usurper Alexius V in April 1204 ¸ after the definitive fall of Constantinople to the crusaders and the establishment of the Latin Empire.
Alexius III was relegated to a monastery at Nicaea ¸ where he died later in 1211.
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 wikiax.net - Alexius III Angelus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Alexius attempted to organize a resistance to the new regime from Adrianople and then Mosynopolis, where he was joined by the later usurper Alexius V in April 1204, after the definitive fall of Constantinople to the crusaders and the establishment of the Latin Empire.
In the battle of Antioch, Pisidia on the Maeander River in 1211, the sultan was defeated and killed, and Alexius III was captured by Theodore Lascaris.
Alexius III was relegated to a monastery at Nicaea, where he died later in 1211.
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 Angelus Oaks
:Angelus ''is also the name of a character in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.'' :''For the thirteenth century martyr, see Saint Angelus.'' The Angelus is a Roman Catholic devotion in memory of the Incarnation.
Angelus Silesius (1624-1677), German religious poet, was born in 1624 at Breslau.
During one of these, in 1195, Alexius, the emperor's brother, taking advantage of the latter's absence from camp on a hunting expedition, proclaimed himself emperor, and was readily recognised by the soldiers.
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 ORB: The Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies
Alexius III was captured by Boniface of Montferrat, was ransomed by Michael I of Epirus, and ended his days in a monastery in Nicaea.
The principal Greek claimant was Theodore Lascaris, a son-in-law to Alexius III.
Alexius had taken the families of the Venetians and placed them on the docks, so when the fleet sailed up, they were interested only in saving their families.
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 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 85 (v. 3)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Comnenus, the successor of Alexius I. Comnenus (a.
Angelus raised to the crown in 1195, and who was killed in the storming of Crizimon in 1199.
alexius palaeologus, married Irene, the eldest daughter of Alexius III.
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Alexius III Angelus, Philip's brother-in-law and the son of the recently deposed Byzantine emperor Isaac II.
Alexius had fled to Philip when his father was overthrown in 1195, but it is unknown whether or not Boniface knew he was at Philip's court.
Although Innocent III had again warned them not to attack, the papal letter was suppressed by the clergy, and the crusaders prepared for their own attack, while the Venetians attacked from the sea; Alexius' army stayed in the city to fight, along with the imperial bodyguard, the Varangians, but Alexius himself fled during the night.
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 Encyclopædia Britannica Australia -
Alexius was the son of Manuel I Comnenus and Maria, daughter of Raymond, prince of Antioch.
He was the second son of Andronicus Angelus, grandson of Alexius I. In 1195 he was proclaimed emperor by the troops; he captured his brother, the emperor Isaac II, at Stagira in Macedonia and...
Byzantine emperor in 1204, son-in-law of Alexius III Angelus.
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 R. Wolff - The 'Second Bulgarian Empire' - 3   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1194 Isaac put Alexius Gidos, commander of the troops in the east, and Basil Vatatzes, commander of the troops in the west, in command of a force, which engaged the Vlachs near Arcadiopolis, and suffered a severe defeat, Vatatzes being killed in the field.
A group of discontented nobles headed by his brother, Alexius Angelus, succeeded in winning over the army; Isaac was dethroned; he escaped, was captured, blinded, and remanded to that captivity from which the arrival of the Latins of the fourth Crusade some eight years later was so briefly to rescue him.
These were real successes for Alexius, and he crowned them by signing a truce with Ioannitsa, whose terms Nicetas does not give, [59] but which, it may be conjectured, included the granting of the imperial title, and the establishment of the Bulgarian patriarchate.
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Alexius Ducas, son of the previous emperor Alexius III Ducas, seized the throne for himself.
Alexius IV was strangled and Isaac II is said to have died of grief at the news of the murder of his son.
Andronicus III was succeeded by an infant, John V, while the government remained in the hands of his minister John Cantacuzenus.
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 The Decline of the Byzantine Empire
Alexius III Angelus was one third of the Angeli dynasty, an epoch that merely damaged the Empire.
In his interest of maintaining authority and pacifying the opposition of the Byzantine people, Alexius neglected the Empire’s frontier defenses and forces, in a time when the Saracens were at their strongest (Runciman 3).
The attack illuminated Byzantine's decline under Alexius, reducing the military strength to such a state that the smaller and less established Latin empire could prevail.
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 Roman Emperors DIR Agnes of France
Irene Ducaena, wife of Alexius I Comnenus, was twelve at her marriage, and empress before she was fifteen; the Byzantine princess Theodora, Manuel's niece, was in her thirteenth year when she married Baldwin III of Jerusalem; and Margaret-Maria of Hungary married Isaac II Angelus at the age of nine.
When he was in turn ousted by Isaac II Angelus (12 September 1185), and fled for his life in a boat towards the direction of Russia, he took both Agnes, and the prostitute Maraptike of whom he was rapturously enamoured, with him, along with a few attendants.
Alexius' head was cut off and brought to Isaac in triumph, and Choniates praises the restraint of the widow when shown the severed head and remarks that Manuel had praised her as the 'flower of his family'.
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 Child brides as young as 8 (eight) were common among the Byzantine emperors and nobility!
Alexius (born in 1169) and the princess Agnes.
Isaac II Angelus (12 September 1185), and fled for his life in a boat towards the direction of Russia, he took both Agnes, and the prostitute Maraptike of whom he was rapturously enamoured, with him, along with a few attendants.
Alexius III against the Turks and in 1199 was governor of Kouperion.
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 AllRefer.com - Alexius III (Ancient History, Late Roman And Byzantine, Biography) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Alexius III (Alexius Angelus)[ulek´sEus, an´julus] Pronunciation Key, d.
The Crusaders made Isaac II and his son Alexius IV coemperors, Alexius III having fled.
In 1204, Alexius III's son-in-law was briefly emperor as Alexius V. Another son-in-law, Theodore I, became emperor of Nicaea.
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 ALEXIUS IV. The Columbia Encyclopedia: Sixth Edition. 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When his father was deposed, Alexius fled to Italy and then went to Germany.
Encouraged by his brother-in-law, Philip of Swabia, he obtained (1202) from the leaders of the Fourth Crusade (see Crusades) the promise of help in deposing his uncle, Alexius III.
Made joint emperor with Isaac II after the Crusaders entered Constantinople, he was overthrown for his subservience to his allies and was strangled by order of Alexius V. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition.
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 Paradox Interactive Forums - Byzantium: A Phoenix Rising
Alexius III, seeing no reason to spare the life of his younger brother by sending him to exile in a monastery –; ordered his soldiers to string Isaac upside down from the same pillars Andronicus Comnenus had hung from nearly ten years previously.
Alexius back in Constantinople had expected no less and had arranged his own army of twenty thousand men within the city, from where they crossed the Bosporus in late May. The two forces were to meet outside of Nicaea as the first winds of fall began to blow through Anatolia.
The death of Alexius III was to be much quicker then the man he replaced, for within minutes of being taken to Manuel he was decapitated – allegedly by Manuel himself.
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 Fourth Crusade - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Meanwhile, Boniface met with Alexius IV Angelus, son of the recently-deposed Byzantine emperor Isaac II Angelus; Alexius offered to reunite the Byzantine church with Rome, pay the crusaders an enormous sum, and join the crusade to Egypt with a large army, if the crusaders would sail to Constantinople and restore his throne.
Pope Innocent III succeeded to the papacy in 1198, and the preaching of a new crusade became the goal of his pontificate.
Alexius IV realized that his promises were hard to keep, as Alexius III had managed to take a large amount of money with him, and the empire was short on funds.
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 Alexios III Angelos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alexios III Angelos or Alexius III Angelus (Greek: Αλέξιος Γ' Άγγελος) (c.
On July 17/18 the crusaders, led by the aged Doge Enrico Dandolo, scaled the walls and took the city by storm.
Later Alexios V was blinded and deserted by his father-in-law, who fled from the crusaders into Thessaly.
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 B471
On 8th April 1195 Isaac Angelus fell victim to a coup engineered by his elder brother Alexius, who deposed him, blinded him and seized the throne.
Alexius was an even worse Emperor than Isaac and easily manipulated.
Alexius III had made no preparations for the city's defence.
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 Conflict Reigns
In April of 1195, his brother Alexius III usurped the throne and had Isaac blinded.
Alexius III Angelus was even less successful than Isaac and was exceptionally corrupt.
When Serbia granted its allegiance to Hungary, Alexius was powerless to do anything except to continue to drain the treasury.
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 Banks/Dean Genealogy - Person Page 80
Theodore I Lascaris was born in 1176 at of Nicaea.
She married Alexius III Angelus, son of Andronicus Angelus and Euphrosine Kastamonnites Angelus/, before 1195.
She married King Boleslaw III of Poland, son of King Vladislas I of Poland and Judith of Bohemia, on 3 July 1115.
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 Angelus
Isaac married secondly Margaret (rebaptized Maria) or Hungary, daughter of King Béla III (see Arpád; we are not descended from her, but we are descended from her brother Andrew II); they were the parents of two sons who left no known descendants.
Their children were the Emperor Alexius IV (murdered in 1204) and Irene, the wife of Philip of Swabia and mother of Mary, Duchess of Brabant (see Hohenstaufen and Brabant).
Alexios III Angelus (c1153-1211) spent some years as an exile at the court of Saladin, because he had conspired to overthrow the Comnenoi.
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