Alexios V Doukas

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Alexios V Doukas (Greek: Ἀλέξιος Δούκας; c. 1140 – December 1204), in Latinised spelling Alexius V Ducas, was Byzantine emperor from 5 February to 12 April 1204, just prior to the sack of Constantinople by the participants of the Fourth Crusade. His family name was Doukas, but he was also known by the nickname Mourtzouphlos or Murtzuphlus (Μούρτζουφλος), referring to either bushy, overhanging eyebrows or a sullen, gloomy character. He achieved power through a palace coup, killing his predecessors in the process. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexios V Doukas has received more than 231,080 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Alexios V Doukas is the 1,537th most popular politician (down from 1,529th in 2019), the 219th most popular biography from Turkey and the 122nd most popular Turkish Politician.

Alexios I Doukas was most famous for his role in the Battle of Manzikert, where he led a Byzantine army to victory against the Seljuk Turks.

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Among politicians, Alexios V Doukas ranks 1,537 out of 15,710Before him are Dongmyeong of Goguryeo, Manco Cápac, Shah Rukh, Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, Seonjo of Joseon, and Paul-Henri Spaak. After him are Nicolás Maduro, An Lushan, Yolande de Polastron, Constantine VI, Felix Yusupov, and Möngke Khan.

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Among people born in 1140, Alexios V Doukas ranks 2Before him is Raymond III, Count of Tripoli. After him are Peter Waldo, Hoelun, Adela of Champagne, Bertran de Born, Sophia of Minsk, Peire Vidal, Richeza of Poland, Queen of Castile, William of Montferrat, Count of Jaffa and Ascalon, Bernhard, Count of Anhalt, and Michael Choniates. Among people deceased in 1204, Alexios V Doukas ranks 5Before him are Maimonides, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Isaac II Angelos, and Alexios IV Angelos. After him are Emeric, King of Hungary, Haakon III of Norway, Nicholas Kanabos, Ban Kulin, Nur ad-Din al-Bitruji, Guttorm of Norway, and Suleiman II.

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Among people born in Turkey, Alexios V Doukas ranks 219 out of 1,128Before him are Saint Nino (296), Gyges of Lydia (-790), Ahmet Necdet Sezer (1941), Romanos III Argyros (968), Michael Psellos (1018), and Giorgos Seferis (1900). After him are Constantine VI (771), Pharamond (370), Gülfem Hatun (1500), Alexios II Komnenos (1169), Andronikos IV Palaiologos (1348), and Constantine X Doukas (1006).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Alexios V Doukas ranks 122Before him are Kayqubad I (1188), Constantine VIII (960), John IV Laskaris (1250), Gyges of Lydia (-790), Ahmet Necdet Sezer (1941), and Romanos III Argyros (968). After him are Constantine VI (771), Pharamond (370), Alexios II Komnenos (1169), Andronikos IV Palaiologos (1348), Constantine X Doukas (1006), and Theodore II Laskaris (1221).