Manuel I Komnenos

1118 - 1180

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Manuel I Komnenos (Greek: Μανουήλ Κομνηνός, romanized: Manouḗl Komnēnós; 28 November 1118 – 24 September 1180), Latinized as Comnenus, also called Porphyrogenitus (Greek: Πορφυρογέννητος; "born in the purple"), was a Byzantine emperor of the 12th century who reigned over a crucial turning point in the history of Byzantium and the Mediterranean. His reign saw the last flowering of the Komnenian restoration, during which the Byzantine Empire experienced a resurgence of military and economic power and enjoyed a cultural revival. Eager to restore his empire to its past glories as the great power of the Mediterranean world, Manuel pursued an energetic and ambitious foreign policy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Manuel I Komnenos has received more than 859,306 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Manuel I Komnenos is the 670th most popular politician (down from 581st in 2019), the 89th most popular biography from Türkiye (down from 88th in 2019) and the 47th most popular Politician.

Manuel I Komnenos is most famous for being the emperor of the Byzantine Empire from 1143 to 1180.

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Among politicians, Manuel I Komnenos ranks 670 out of 19,576Before him are Philip the Good, Catiline, Moctezuma II, Olaf Scholz, Afonso I of Portugal, and Sauli Niinistö. After him are Edward V of England, Samo, Rudolf Höss, Lycurgus of Sparta, Sargon II, and Shunzhi Emperor.

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Among people born in 1118, Manuel I Komnenos ranks 1After him are Andronikos I Komnenos, Taira no Kiyomori, Ahmad al-Rifaʽi, Saigyō, Odo II, Duke of Burgundy, and Ioveta. Among people deceased in 1180, Manuel I Komnenos ranks 2Before him is Louis VII of France. After him are John of Salisbury, John Tzetzes, Minamoto no Yorimasa, Al-Mustadi, Soběslav II, Duke of Bohemia, Abraham ibn Daud, Al-Samawal al-Maghribi, Theodora Komnene, Queen of Jerusalem, Yaroslav II of Kiev, and Prince Mochihito.

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In Türkiye

Among people born in Türkiye, Manuel I Komnenos ranks 89 out of 1,347Before him are Abdülaziz (1830), Hecataeus of Miletus (-550), Mithridates VI of Pontus (-132), Saint Pantaleon (275), Anacreon (-570), and Pausanias (110). After him are Şehzade Cihangir (1531), Romanos IV Diogenes (1030), Leo III the Isaurian (675), Nestorius (381), Ephrem the Syrian (306), and Ignatius of Antioch (35).

Among POLITICIANS In Türkiye

Among politicians born in Türkiye, Manuel I Komnenos ranks 47Before him are Alexios I Komnenos (1048), Ertuğrul (1198), Theodosius II (401), Abdulmejid II (1868), Abdülaziz (1830), and Mithridates VI of Pontus (-132). After him are Şehzade Cihangir (1531), Romanos IV Diogenes (1030), Leo III the Isaurian (675), Mustafa IV (1779), Enver Pasha (1881), and Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca (1853).