John II Komnenos

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John II Komnenos or Comnenus (Greek: Ἱωάννης ὁ Κομνηνός, romanized: Iōannēs ho Komnēnos; 13 September 1087 – 8 April 1143) was Byzantine emperor from 1118 to 1143. Also known as "John the Beautiful" or "John the Good" (Kaloïōannēs), he was the eldest son of Emperor Alexios I Komnenos and Irene Doukaina and the second emperor to rule during the Komnenian restoration of the Byzantine Empire. As he was born to a reigning emperor, he had the status of a porphyrogennetos. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John II Komnenos has received more than 480,245 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). John II Komnenos is the 1,114th most popular politician (up from 1,154th in 2019), the 167th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 178th in 2019) and the 91st most popular Turkish Politician.

John II Komnenos was a Byzantine Emperor who was most famous for his successful campaigns against the Seljuk Turks.

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Among politicians, John II Komnenos ranks 1,114 out of 15,710Before him are Muhammad XII of Granada, Queen Paola of Belgium, Gustáv Husák, Habib Bourguiba, Jianwen Emperor, and Klement Gottwald. After him are Abd el-Krim, Britannicus, Zubayr ibn al-Awam, Roderic, Henry Clay, and Al-Walid I.

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Among people born in 1087, John II Komnenos ranks 1After him are Imad ad-Din Zengi, Yelü Dashi, and Richenza of Northeim. Among people deceased in 1143, John II Komnenos ranks 2Before him is Pope Innocent II. After him are Fulk, King of Jerusalem, Yelü Dashi, Ali ibn Yusuf, Agnes of Waiblingen, Hugh II, Duke of Burgundy, and Gertrude of Süpplingenburg.

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Among people born in Turkey, John II Komnenos ranks 167 out of 1,128Before him are Ammianus Marcellinus (330), Clement of Ohrid (840), Proclus (412), Maximus the Confessor (580), Isaac II Angelos (1155), and Theodore of Amasea (300). After him are Theodora Porphyrogenita (984), Pope John VII (650), Abdullah Gül (1950), Michael VII Doukas (1050), Pope Sabinian (530), and Apollonius of Tyana (15).


Among politicians born in Turkey, John II Komnenos ranks 91Before him are Mausolus (-410), Constantine IV (652), Nabonidus (-555), Andronikos I Komnenos (1118), Maurice (539), and Isaac II Angelos (1155). After him are Theodora Porphyrogenita (984), Abdullah Gül (1950), Michael VII Doukas (1050), Süleyman Demirel (1924), Şehzade Cihangir (1531), and Justin II (520).