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Isaac II Angelos

1155 - 1204

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Isaac II Angelos (Greek: Ἰσαάκιος Κομνηνός Ἄγγελος, Isaakios Komnenos Angelos; September 1156 – January 1204) was Byzantine Emperor from 1185 to 1195, and again from 1203 to 1204. His father Andronikos Doukas Angelos was a military leader in Asia Minor (c. 1122 – aft. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Isaac II Angelos has received more than 431,758 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Isaac II Angelos is the 1,101st most popular politician (down from 1,075th in 2019), the 160th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 165th in 2019) and the 87th most popular Turkish 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 1,101 out of 15,577Before him are Klement Gottwald, Hassan Rouhani, Afonso V of Portugal, Constans II, Jalal Talabani, and Charles XV of Sweden. After him are Rani of Jhansi, Yu the Great, James Buchanan, Thutmose IV, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, and Stephen III of Moldavia.

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Among people born in 1155, Isaac II Angelos ranks 1After him are Alfonso VIII of Castile, Niketas Choniates, Benkei, Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi, Ottokar I of Bohemia, Henry the Young King, 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 IV Angelos, Alexios V Doukas, 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, Isaac II Angelos ranks 160 out of 1,301Before him are Abdullah Öcalan (1949), Saint Timothy (17), Mesrop Mashtots (361), Basil I (811), Gülfem Hatun (1500), and Constans II (630). After him are Thecla (100), Constantine V (718), Michael I Rangabe (770), Arrian (89), Clement of Ohrid (840), and Evliya Çelebi (1611).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Isaac II Angelos ranks 87Before him are Nikephoros II Phokas (912), Nabonidus (-555), Zeno (425), Michael VII Doukas (1050), Basil I (811), and Constans II (630). After him are Constantine V (718), Michael I Rangabe (770), Abdullah Gül (1950), Nikephoros III Botaneiates (1002), Andronikos III Palaiologos (1297), and Romanos III Argyros (968).