Alexios V Doukas

1140 - 1204

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Alexios V Doukas (Greek: Ἀλέξιος Δούκας; c. 1140 – December 1204), in Latinised spelling Alexius V Ducas, was Byzantine emperor from February to 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 305,278 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Alexios V Doukas is the 1,850th most popular politician (down from 1,535th in 2019), the 239th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 219th in 2019) and the 135th most popular 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 1,850 out of 15,577Before him are Ioannis Kapodistrias, Henry II of Castile, Habibullāh Kalakāni, Francis, Duke of Anjou, Ludvík Svoboda, and Baasha of Israel. After him are Luís I of Portugal, Boris Johnson, Kenan Evren, Andrey Vyshinsky, Edward, King of Portugal, and Nikolai Podgorny.

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Among people born in 1140, Alexios V Doukas ranks 3Before him are Raymond III, Count of Tripoli and Peter Waldo. After him are Adela of Champagne, Hoelun, Bertran de Born, Sophia of Minsk, Bernhard, Count of Anhalt, Peire Vidal, William of Montferrat, Count of Jaffa and Ascalon, Richeza of Poland, Queen of Castile, 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, Nicholas Kanabos, Haakon III of Norway, Ban Kulin, Nur ad-Din al-Bitruji, Minamoto no Yoriie, and Berthold, Duke of Merania.

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Among people born in Turkey, Alexios V Doukas ranks 239 out of 1,301Before him are Giorgos Seferis (1900), Alaeddin Pasha (1250), Gordian I (159), Michael V Kalaphates (1015), Constantine VI (771), and Alexios II Komnenos (1169). After him are Kenan Evren (1917), Justin II (520), Philippikos Bardanes (700), Attalus I (-269), Ali ibn al-Athir (1160), and Niketas Choniates (1155).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Alexios V Doukas ranks 135Before him are Alexios IV Angelos (1182), Alaeddin Pasha (1250), Gordian I (159), Michael V Kalaphates (1015), Constantine VI (771), and Alexios II Komnenos (1169). After him are Kenan Evren (1917), Justin II (520), Philippikos Bardanes (700), Attalus I (-269), John IV Laskaris (1250), and Eumenes II (-221).