Manuel I Komnenos

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Manuel I Komnenos

Manuel I Komnenos or Comnenus, also known as Manuel Porphyrogennetos, "born in the purple" (Greek: Μανουήλ Α' Κομνηνός, Manouēl I Komnēnos; 28 November 1118 – 24 September 1180) 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 had seen a resurgence of its military and economic power, and had enjoyed a cultural revival. Eager to restore his empire to its past glories as the superpower 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 381,176 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 518th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Manuel I Komnenos ranks 514 out of 14,801Before him are Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou, John II of France, Rudolf Höss, Alfonso XIII of Spain, Zenobia, and Baibars. After him are Geronimo, Georges Clemenceau, Sergio Mattarella, Władysław II Jagiełło, Maximian, and Didius Julianus.

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

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Manuel I Komnenos ranks 88 out of 901Before him are Osman III (1699), Constantine VII (905), İsmet İnönü (1884), Alexios I Komnenos (1048), Orhan Pamuk (1952), and Rachel (-3500). After him are Abdulmejid II (1868), Evliya Çelebi (1611), Pausanias (110), Irenaeus (130), Gordian I (159), and Anacreon (-570).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Manuel I Komnenos ranks 52Before him are Honorius (384), Mahidevran (1500), Mustafa IV (1779), Osman III (1699), İsmet İnönü (1884), and Alexios I Komnenos (1048). After him are Abdulmejid II (1868), Gordian I (159), Enver Pasha (1881), Abdülaziz (1830), Süleyman Demirel (1924), and Leo III the Isaurian (675).

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