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 Wikipedia: 1042
June 11 - Empress Zoe marries for the third time and elevates her husband to the throne as Constantine IX.
George Maniaces, Byzantine general in Sicily, revolts against Constantine IX.
Harald III of Norway, at this time leader of the Varangian Guard in the Byzantine Empire, returns to Norway, possibly because of his involvement in Maniaces' revolt.
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 Constantine IX - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1043 he relieved General George Maniaces from his command in Italy, and Maniaces declared himself emperor.
Immediately after the victory, Constantine was attacked by a fleet from the Kievan Rus', which had probably been hired by Maniaces.
They too were defeated, with the help of Greek fire.
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 michael iv   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
On the eastern frontier the important post of Edessa was relieved after a prolonged siege.
The western Saracens were almost driven out of Sicily by George Maniaces (1038-1040); but an expedition against the Italian Normans suffered several defeats, and after the recall of Maniaces most of the Sicilian conquests were lost (1041).
In the north the Serbs achieved a successful revolt (1040), but a dangerous rising by the Bulgarians and Slavs which threatened the cities of Thrace and Macedonia was repressed by a triumphant campaign which the decrepit emperor undertook in person shortly before his death on December 10, 1041.
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 george iii - Books, journals, articles @ The Questia Online Library
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 1042 - the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Harald III of Norway, at this time leader of the Varangian Guard in the Byzantine Empire, returns to
Norway, possibly because of his involvement in Maniaces' revolt.
The Normans in Italy move their capital to Melfi.
www.world-knowledge-encyclopedia.com /?t=1042   (149 words)

 4Reference || Romanus III   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In 1030 he resolved to retaliate upon the incursions of the Muslims on the eastern frontier by leading a large army in person against Aleppo, but by allowing himself to be surprised on the march sustained a serious defeat at Azaz near Antioch.
Though this disaster was retrieved by the successful defence of Edessa by George Maniaces and by the defeat of a Saracen fleet in the Adriatic, Romanus never recovered his popularity.
His early death was supposed to have been due to poison administered by his wife.
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 George Maniaces -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
George Maniaces -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
There were also (An inhabitant of Normandy) Norman mercenaries with him; although the Arabs soon took the island back, Maniaces' successes there later inspired other Normans to invade Sicily themselves.
Maniaces' accomplishments in Sicily were largely ignored by the Empire, and he revolted against (Click link for more info and facts about Constantine IX) Constantine IX in 1042.
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 Best of Sicily - Siracusa
Closer to the Sea, the Spring of Arethusa, which takes the form of a large round fountain, is reached either from the Foro Italico or Via Capodieci.
Among Ortegia's medieval relics is Maniaces Castle, named for the able Byzantine general (George Maniaces) who occupied part of the Ionian coast of Sicily during the 1030s.
Most of the medieval structure was actually built during the reign of Frederick II two centuries later, though the fortress has been extensively modified in successive centuries.
www.bestofsicily.com /siracusa.htm   (1331 words)

 George Maniaces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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George Maniaces (or Georgios Maniakes) was a general in the Byzantine Empire in the 11th century.
He first became prominent during a campaign in 1031, when the Byzantines were defeated at Aleppo but went on to capture Edessa from the Seljuk Turks.
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