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John I Tzimiskes

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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 969 to 976. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John I Tzimiskes has received more than 462,433 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). John I Tzimiskes is the 999th most popular politician (down from 792nd in 2019), the 141st most popular biography from Turkey (down from 119th in 2019) and the 79th 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 999 out of 15,577Before him are Josep Borrell, Alauddin Khalji, Leo VI the Wise, Maurice, Prince of Orange, Justinian II, and Gudea. After him are Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba, John VIII Palaiologos, Alfonso VI of León and Castile, Randal Cremer, Amadeo I of Spain, and Maria of Austria, Holy Roman Empress.

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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 141 out of 1,301Before him are Samuel of Bulgaria (958), Simeon Stylites (389), Zoë Porphyrogenita (978), Posidonius (-135), Leo VI the Wise (866), and Justinian II (668). After him are John VIII Palaiologos (1392), Fatma Sultan (1500), Nikephoros II Phokas (912), Nabonidus (-555), Pope Vitalian (600), and Zeno (425).


Among politicians born in Turkey, John I Tzimiskes ranks 79Before him are Mausolus (-410), Kayqubad I (1188), Samuel of Bulgaria (958), Zoë Porphyrogenita (978), Leo VI the Wise (866), and Justinian II (668). After him are John VIII Palaiologos (1392), Nikephoros II Phokas (912), Nabonidus (-555), Zeno (425), Michael VII Doukas (1050), and Basil I (811).