John I Tzimiskes

925 - 976

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John I Tzimiskes (Greek: Ἰωάννης ὁ Τζιμισκής, romanized: Iōánnēs ho Tzimiskēs; c. 925 – 10 January 976) was the senior Byzantine Emperor from 11 December 969 to 10 January 976. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John I Tzimiskes has received more than 304,932 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). John I Tzimiskes is the 793rd most popular politician (up from 807th in 2019), the 119th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 124th in 2019) and the 66th most popular Turkish Politician.

John I Tzimiskes is most famous for being the Byzantine emperor who led the empire to victory over the Muslim forces in the Battle of Manzikert.

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Among politicians, John I Tzimiskes ranks 793 out of 15,710Before him are Childeric I, Baudouin of Belgium, Zeno, Kurt von Schleicher, John III of Sweden, and Jovian. After him are Jeroboam, Ælla of Northumbria, Cato the Younger, Magnus Maximus, John of Bohemia, and Fahd of Saudi Arabia.

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Among people born in 925, John I Tzimiskes ranks 2Before him is Gwangjong of Goryeo. After him are Bruno the Great, Widukind of Corvey, Conrad I of Burgundy, and Basil Lekapenos. Among people deceased in 976, John I Tzimiskes ranks 1After him are Emperor Taizu of Song, Al-Hakam II, Theophano, and Pietro IV Candiano.

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Among people born in Turkey, John I Tzimiskes ranks 119 out of 1,128Before him are Fethullah Gülen (1941), Enver Pasha (1881), Apelles (-370), Ephrem the Syrian (306), Zeno (425), and Bartholomew I of Constantinople (1940). After him are Evliya Çelebi (1611), Ignatius of Antioch (35), Ulfilas (311), İsmet İnönü (1884), Constans II (630), and Justinian II (668).


Among politicians born in Turkey, John I Tzimiskes ranks 66Before him are Gordian I (159), Manuel II Palaiologos (1350), Leo I the Thracian (401), Artemisia I of Caria (-500), Enver Pasha (1881), and Zeno (425). After him are İsmet İnönü (1884), Constans II (630), Justinian II (668), Nikephoros II Phokas (912), Julius Nepos (430), and Andronikos II Palaiologos (1259).