Alexios I Komnenos

1048 - 1118

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Alexios I Komnenos (Greek: Ἀλέξιος Α' Κομνηνός, 1056/1057 – 15 August 1118), Latinized Alexius I Comnenus, was Byzantine emperor from 1081 to 1118. Although he was not the founder of the Komnenian dynasty, it was during his reign that the Komnenos family came to full power. Inheriting a collapsing empire and faced with constant warfare during his reign against both the Seljuq Turks in Asia Minor and the Normans in the western Balkans, Alexios was able to curb the Byzantine decline and begin the military, financial, and territorial recovery known as the Komnenian restoration. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexios I Komnenos has received more than 966,985 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Alexios I Komnenos is the 482nd most popular politician (up from 501st in 2019), the 78th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 84th in 2019) and the 45th most popular Turkish Politician.

Alexios I Komnenos is most famous for being the founder of the Komnenian dynasty, which ruled the Byzantine Empire from 1081 to 1185.

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Among politicians, Alexios I Komnenos ranks 482 out of 15,710Before him are Igor of Kiev, Emperor Gaozu of Han, Gustaf V of Sweden, Louis VII of France, Şehzade Bayezid, and Sergio Mattarella. After him are Stephen Báthory, Louis VIII of France, Imre Nagy, Frederick IX of Denmark, Moshe Dayan, and William IV of the United Kingdom.

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Among people born in 1048, Alexios I Komnenos ranks 2Before him is Omar Khayyam. After him are Emperor Shenzong of Song, Antipope Benedict X, Magnus II of Norway, and Peter I, Count of Savoy. Among people deceased in 1118, Alexios I Komnenos ranks 1After him are Pope Paschal II, Baldwin I of Jerusalem, Philip of Sweden, Maria of Alania, Matilda of Scotland, Adelaide del Vasto, Al-Mustazhir, Muhammad I Tapar, and Philippa, Countess of Toulouse.

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Among people born in Turkey, Alexios I Komnenos ranks 78 out of 1,128Before him are Rachel (-3500), Constantine VII (905), Nestorius (381), Piri Reis (1470), Ibn Taymiyyah (1263), and Şehzade Bayezid (1525). After him are Abdulmejid II (1868), Murad V (1840), Lucian (120), Valerian (200), Manuel I Komnenos (1118), and Saint Pantaleon (275).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Alexios I Komnenos ranks 45Before him are Mustafa II (1664), Orhan (1288), Mithridates VI of Pontus (-132), Mahmud I (1696), Honorius (384), and Şehzade Bayezid (1525). After him are Abdulmejid II (1868), Murad V (1840), Valerian (200), Manuel I Komnenos (1118), Osman III (1699), and Mustafa III (1717).