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  Alexius IV Angelus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Emperor Alexius IV The young Alexius was imprisoned in 1195 when Alexius III overthrew Isaac II in a coup.
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.
On the night of January 27-28 1204 Alexius IV was deposed by the leader of the anti-western party, Alexius Murtzouphlos.
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 Alexius IV
When Alexius III overthrew Isaac II in a coup in 1195, the younger Alexius was imprisoned.
Boniface and Alexius discussed diverting the Crusade to Constantinople so that Alexius and his father could be restored to the throne.
They paraded Alexius 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 Byzantines.
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 The Sack of Constantinople
Such was the hatred against Alexius IV that he asked the crusaders to stay until March to help him establish himself in power, or else he feared he might be overthrown no sooner had they left.
During some of the winter months Alexius IV then toured the territory of Thrace in order to assure their allegiance and help enforce the collection of much of the money which was needed to pay off the crusaders.
Alexius IV, despairing at these meetings at the Santa Sophia to depose him, sent message to Boniface and his crusaders imploring him to come to his aid.
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 Alexius IV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Alexius IV Alexius IV was the son of Byzantine emperor Isaac II and nephew of Alexius III.
Alexius IV and his father were re-crowned as co-emperors, although Isaac soon died.
Because of his unpopular support for the "Latins" (Crusaders), in 1204 Alexius IV was overthrown in a coup and shortly afterwards was murdered by Alexius V.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Crusades
Alexius Comnenus threatened the principality of Antioch, and in 1100 Bohemond himself was made prisoner by the Turks, while most of the cities on the coast were still under Mohammedan control.
The troops of Alexius III made an unsuccessful sally, and the usurper fled, whereupon Isaac Angelus was released from prison and permitted to share the imperial dignity with his son, Alexius IV.
On 5 February, 1204, Alexius IV and Isaac Angelus were deposed by a revolution, and Alexius Murzuphla, a usurper, undertook the defence of Constantinople against the Latin crusaders who were preparing to besiege Constantinople a second time.
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 AllRefer.com - Alexius IV (Ancient History, Late Roman And Byzantine, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Alexius IV, Ancient History, Late Roman And Byzantine, Biographies
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.
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 List of Byzantine Emperors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Alexius I Comnenus (1057-1118, ruled 1081 - 1118) — nephew of Isaac I; married Constantine X's grandniece
Alexius II Comnenus (1169-1183, ruled 1180 - 1183) — son of Manuel I
Alexius IV Angelus (1182-1204, ruled 1203 - 1204) — son of Isaac II
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 Alexius III Angelus : Alexius III   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Alexius III (Angelus), Byzantine emperor, was the second son of Andronicus Angelus, nephew of Alexius I.
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.
Alexius was relegated to a monastery at Nicaea, where he died on some date unknown.
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 Empire of Trebizond   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Alexius, a grandson of Byzantine emperor Andronicus I Comnenus and a descendant of King David the Builder of Georgia through his great grandmother Katay (daughter of David the Builder), made Trebizond his capital and asserted a claim to be the legitimate successor of the Byzantine Empire.
The sources agree that Rusudan, the wife of Manuel and the mother of Alexius and David, fled Constantinople with her children, to escape persecution by Isaac II Angelus, Andronicus' successor.
His son Alexius IV married two of his daughters to Jihan Shah, khan of the Black Sheep Turkmen, and to Ali Beg, khan of the White Sheep Turkmen; while his eldest daughter Maria became the third wife of the Byzantine Emperor John VIII Palaeologus.
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 Alexius V Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Alexius V Ducas Murtzouphlos, Byzantine emperor, was proclaimed emperor on February 5, 1204, during the siege of Constantinople by the Latins (Fourth Crusade).
His elevation was the result of a revolution in the city against Isaac II and Alexius IV.
He attempted to ally with his fellow ex-emperor Alexius III against the Latins, but Alexius III had him blinded and delivered into the hands of the crusaders, who put him to death by casting him from the top of the Pillar of Theodosius as the murderer of Alexius IV.
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 ALEXIUS V. - LoveToKnow Article on ALEXIUS V.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
ALEXIUS V. - LoveToKnow Article on ALEXIUS V., eastern Roman emperor, was proclaimed emperor on the sth of February 1204, during the siege of Constantinople by the Latins (Fourth Crusade).
His name was Alexius Ducas Murtzuphlos, and he was a connection of the imperial house of the Angeli.
against the Latins, but was blinded by that ex-monarch and fell into the hands of the crusaders, who put him to death by casting him from the top of the Pillar of Theodosius as the murderer of Alexius IV.
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 List of Byzantine Emperors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Alexius III Angelus (1153-1211, ruled 1195 - 1203) – brother of Isaac II
Alexius IV Angelus (1182-1204, ruled 1203 - 1204) – son of Isaac II
Alexius V Ducas Murzuphlus (the Bushy-eyebrowed) (1140-1204, ruled 1204) – son-in-law of Alexius III
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 Alexius IV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Alexius IV Alexius IV Alexius IV's rise to power was one of the most shameful moments in Byzantine history.
Seeing that the leaders putting the whole scheme together could benefit by having Alexius in their corner, they offered to return him to Constantinople and crown him emperor by deposing Alexius III who had, after all, been the usurper who had imprisoned them both.
Alexius now having outlived his usefulness, Alexius V, his successor, tricked him into leaving the palace under the pretext of helping him escape a mutiny and instead was shown the way to a waiting squad of archers.
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 All Empires - Byzantine Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Alexius I (1081-1118) literally rebuilt the empire, and created a state that lasted far longer and better than one could expect, but it still was an heartless creature, which could not stay alive for long.
Alexius II was only twelve in 1180, and the regency was assumed by his mother Mary of Antioch, hated by the population, and in 1182 Andronicus Comnenus cousin of Manuel and governor of the Pontus, gained the power, keeping however Alexius in charge with him.
Alexius III escaped with the treasure, while the crusaders, camped outside the city walls, put Alexius IV on the throne.
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 The Age of Chivalry - The Fourth Crusade 1204   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Emperor Alexius was also a usurper because he had overthrown his brother Isaac Angelus, whom he had blinded, and thrown him and his son, who was also called Alexius, into the dungeons.
But Alexius IV could not give the crusaders the promised funds and the ordinary Byzantine people did not want to become subjects of the Latins in the west.
Alexius was enraged as no-one had ever made such demands of a Byzantine Emperor before and the Latin delegation wisely chose to leave the audience chamber.
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 Fourth_Crusade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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.
Alexius returned with Boniface to rejoin the fleet at Corfu after it sailed from Zara, and the Venetians, when they learned of Alexius' idea, were particularly pleased with it.
Alexius V, who had a much larger army, although it was much more poorly trained, marched his troops outside Constantinople and seemed to prepare for an all-out assault on the crusader force.
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 Isaac II
The great grandson of Alexius I, he was proclaimed emperor by the mob that had killed the unpopular Andronicus I. Isaac repulsed (1185) an invasion by the Normans under William II of Sicily but was unable to suppress the rebellious Bulgars.
Alexius IV - Alexius IV (Alexius Angelus), d.
Alexius V - Alexius V (Alexius Ducas Mourtzouphlos), d.
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Alexius III Angelus, (1153-1211, ruled 1195 - 1203)
Alexius IV Angelus, (1182-1204, ruled 1203 - 1204)
Alexius V Ducas Murzuphlus (the Bushy-eyebrowed), (1140-1204, ruled 1204)
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 Articles - Alexius III Angelus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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.
The crusaders, whose objective had been Egypt, were persuaded to set their course for Constantinople, before which they appeared in June 1203, proclaiming Alexius as emperor Alexius IV and summoning the capital 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 IV Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The young Alexius was imprisoned in 1195 when Alexius III overthrew Isaac II in a coup.
Isaac II soon died, possibly of old age but possibly from poison, and Alexius IV was strangled.
Murtzouphlos was proclaimed emperor as Alexius V. Alexius IV Resources
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 Evans - pafn41 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Sancho IV of Navarre warred with his 1st Cousin (once removed), Sancho II el Fuerte of Castile, and defeated him in 1071.
The son, Alexius IV was killed in 1204.
Isaac Alexius was again deposed after a six month reign.
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 Search Results for angelus - Encyclopædia Britannica
Alexius was the son of Emperor Isaac II.
Byzantine emperor in 1204, son-in-law of Alexius III Angelus.
He led a revolt against the coemperors Isaac II and Alexius IV, who were supported by the Fourth Crusade.
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 Fourth Crusade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
As the months passed, Alexius IV likewise steadily withdrew from public life, spending more and more time in the palace.
This Alexius was a member of the Ducas family and was a descendant of Alexius Comnenus.
As Alexius V, he reinforced the city's defenses, most of the Latins having meantime withdrawn from the city to their camp across the Golden Horn.
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 Byzantine Genealogy
ROMANUS IV Diogenes ruler 1st Jan 1068 - 19th Aug 1071; deposed and blinded, married the widow of Constantine X; murdered 1072.
In 1204, Alexius IV requested the aid of the Crusaders, but the French and Flemish leaders of the 4th Crusade took over Constantinople and Byzantium themselves, creating the Latin Empire.
JOHN IV Lascaris Aug 1258-1261 deposed, blinded and imprisoned, son of Theodore II, born 1250; fate uncertain.
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 Literatureview.com: Tuesday September 14, 2004 – Exploring the 4th Crusade
Alexius IV promises the crusaders 200,000 marks and 10,000 men for the crusade against Egypt if they help restore his father to power.
The city’s outraged noblemen rebel and choose a new emperor to replace Alexius IV, a reluctant Nicholas Canobus.
According to the account of Geoffrey de Villehardouin, a Crusader, in his Chronicle of The Fourth Crusade and The Conquest of Constantinople, Boniface the Marquis of Monferrat and Dandolo, Doge of Venice, demanded all loot be collected and brought together.
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 Byzantium Dismembered
The rewards that Alexius IV had promised to the forces of the Fourth Crusade for assaulting Constantinople in July 1203 and placing him on the throne of the Byzantine Empire in his uncle's stead proved chimerical.
The Byzantine nobleman Alexius Ducas treacherously organized the assassination of the Angelus family's co-Emperors Isaac II and Alexius IV, arranged his own coronation as Alexius V, and moved swiftly to strengthen the city's fortifications against the renewed Crusader attack that was certain to follow by Spring.
For the Crusaders, however, the first order of business was to decide how to divide the spoils that they confidently anticipated from their conquering and pillaging of the great capital city.
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 Murano Magic: The Fourth Crusade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
If the Crusaders would transport young Alexius to Constantinople, depose his usurping uncle, and install young Alexius as emperor, the new emperor would use his imperial powers to finance the Crusade in its conquest of Egypt.
The mighty fleet arrived at Constantinople in June 1203, anchored at the Asian shore across the Bosporus from the Byzantine capital, and demanded that young Alexius be placed on the throne immediately.
By July 1 young Alexius, now Alexius IV, was installed as co-Emperor and his earlier promises for compensating the Crusader force were renewed.
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 List of Byzantine Emperors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Constantine V Copronymus (restored, second rule 743 - 775)
Constantine IX Monomachus (1000-1055, ruled 1042 - 1055) – married Michael IV's widow (Zoe's third husband)
Romanus IV Diogenes (1032-1072, co-emperor 1067 - 1071) – married Constantine X's widow Eudocia Macrembolitissa
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