Alexios I of Trebizond

1182 - 1222

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Alexios I Komnenos (Greek: Αλέξιος Κομνηνός; c. 1182 – 1 February 1222) or Alexius I Comnenus was, with his brother David, the founder of the Empire of Trebizond and its ruler from 1204 until his death in 1222. The two brothers were the only male descendants of the Byzantine Emperor Andronikos I, who had been dethroned and killed in 1185, and thus claimed to represent the legitimate government of the Empire following the conquest of Constantinople by the Fourth Crusade in 1204. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexios I of Trebizond has received more than 106,775 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia. Alexios I of Trebizond is the 2,678th most popular politician (up from 3,023rd in 2019), the 313th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 330th in 2019) and the 170th most popular Turkish Politician.

Alexios I of Trebizond was most famous for being the last emperor of the Byzantine Empire. He was also the first emperor of Trebizond, which was a successor state to the Byzantine Empire.

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Among politicians, Alexios I of Trebizond ranks 2,678 out of 15,710Before him are Heonjong of Joseon, Georg Michaelis, Alfonso III of Asturias, Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark, Wied, Prince of Albania, and Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović. After him are Violant of Hungary, Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu, Valdas Adamkus, Francis III, Duke of Brittany, José Manuel Barroso, and Ahmad Shah Durrani.

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Among people born in 1182, Alexios I of Trebizond ranks 4Before him are Francis of Assisi, Giovanni da Pian del Carpine, and Alexios IV Angelos. After him are Haakon III of Norway, Maria of Montpellier, Accursius, Minamoto no Yoriie, and Eleanor, Fair Maid of Brittany. Among people deceased in 1222, Alexios I of Trebizond ranks 2Before him is Constance of Aragon. After him are Raymond VI, Count of Toulouse, John I of Sweden, William I, Count of Holland, Vladislaus III, Duke of Bohemia, and Michael Choniates.

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Among people born in Turkey, Alexios I of Trebizond ranks 313 out of 1,128Before him are Sabbas the Sanctified (439), Thābit ibn Qurra (836), Publilius Syrus (-100), Fritigern (400), Heraclides Ponticus (-385), and Midhat Pasha (1822). After him are Menua (-900), Tryphon, Respicius, and Nympha (232), Thomas Palaiologos (1409), Raziye Sultan (null), Joannes Zonaras (1074), and Apollinaris of Ravenna (101).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Alexios I of Trebizond ranks 170Before him are Polyxena (null), Ptolemy Philadelphus (-36), Basiliscus (500), Seleucus IV Philopator (-217), Fritigern (400), and Midhat Pasha (1822). After him are Menua (-900), Thomas Palaiologos (1409), Bülent Ecevit (1925), Cleitus the Black (-370), Alexander Ypsilantis (1792), and Helenus (null).