Isaac II Angelos

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Isaac II Angelos or Angelus (Greek: Ἰσαάκιος Κομνηνός Ἄγγελος, translit. Isaákios Komnēnós Ángelos; September 1156 – January 1204) was Byzantine Emperor from 1185 to 1195, and co-Emperor with his son Alexios IV Angelos from 1203 to 1204. In a 1185 revolt against the Emperor Andronikos Komnenos, Isaac seized power and rose to the Byzantine throne, establishing the Angelos family as the new imperial dynasty. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Isaac II Angelos has received more than 552,562 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Isaac II Angelos is the 1,005th most popular politician (up from 1,092nd in 2019), the 129th most popular biography from Türkiye (up from 160th in 2019) and the 68th most popular Politician.

Isaac II Angelos was the Byzantine emperor from 1185 to 1195. He is most famous for being the emperor who was overthrown by the Fourth Crusade in 1204.

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Among politicians, Isaac II Angelos ranks 1,005 out of 19,576Before him are Leonid Kravchuk, Constans II, Andronikos II Palaiologos, Manuel II Palaiologos, Pietro Badoglio, and Alexander Kolchak. After him are Rashid-al-Din Hamadani, Mohammad Mosaddegh, Asa of Judah, Humayun, Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, and Dzhokhar Dudayev.

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Among people born in 1155, Isaac II Angelos ranks 1After him are Alfonso VIII of Castile, Niketas Choniates, Benkei, Henry the Young King, Ottokar I of Bohemia, Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi, Kilij Arslan II, Isaac Komnenos of Cyprus, Peter II of Courtenay, Hermann I, Landgrave of Thuringia, and Euphrosyne Doukaina Kamatera. Among people deceased in 1204, Isaac II Angelos ranks 3Before him are Maimonides, and Eleanor of Aquitaine. After him are Alexios V Doukas, Alexios IV Angelos, Emeric, King of Hungary, Ban Kulin, Haakon III of Norway, Nicholas Kanabos, Minamoto no Yoriie, Berthold, Duke of Merania, and Suleiman II.

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In Türkiye

Among people born in Türkiye, Isaac II Angelos ranks 129 out of 1,347Before him are Mesrop Mashtots (361), Sabbatai Zevi (1626), Parascheva of the Balkans (1000), Constans II (630), Andronikos II Palaiologos (1259), and Manuel II Palaiologos (1350). After him are Abdullah Gül (1950), Stilicho (359), Simeon Stylites (389), John VIII Palaiologos (1392), Apelles (-370), and Arrian (89).

Among POLITICIANS In Türkiye

Among politicians born in Türkiye, Isaac II Angelos ranks 68Before him are Michael III (840), John I Tzimiskes (925), Artemisia I of Caria (-500), Constans II (630), Andronikos II Palaiologos (1259), and Manuel II Palaiologos (1350). After him are Abdullah Gül (1950), John VIII Palaiologos (1392), Maurice (539), Alaeddin Pasha (1250), Nikephoros II Phokas (912), and Nabonidus (-555).