Manuel I Komnenos

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Manuel I Komnenos (Greek: Μανουήλ Α' Κομνηνός; 28 November 1118 – 24 September 1180), Latinized Comnenus, also called Porphyrogennetos ("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 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 485,036 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Manuel I Komnenos is the 533rd most popular politician (down from 513th in 2019), the 83rd most popular biography from Turkey (up from 87th in 2019) and the 49th most popular Turkish 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 533 out of 15,710Before him are Moon Jae-in, George III of the United Kingdom, Ptolemy II Philadelphus, Leopold III of Belgium, Rudolf I of Germany, and Maximian. After him are Zhou Enlai, Louis I of Hungary, John Hunyadi, Augustus II the Strong, Frederick William III of Prussia, and Osman III.

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Among people born in 1118, Manuel I Komnenos ranks 1After him are Andronikos I Komnenos, Taira no Kiyomori, Odo II, Duke of Burgundy, 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, John Tzetzes, Minamoto no Yorimasa, Abraham ibn Daud, Theodora Komnene, Queen of Jerusalem, Soběslav II, Duke of Bohemia, and Yaroslav II of Kiev.

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Among people born in Turkey, Manuel I Komnenos ranks 83 out of 1,128Before him are Şehzade Bayezid (1525), Alexios I Komnenos (1048), Abdulmejid II (1868), Murad V (1840), Lucian (120), and Valerian (200). After him are Saint Pantaleon (275), Osman III (1699), Mustafa III (1717), Zoë Porphyrogenita (978), Hatice Sultan (1496), and Irenaeus (130).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Manuel I Komnenos ranks 49Before him are Honorius (384), Şehzade Bayezid (1525), Alexios I Komnenos (1048), Abdulmejid II (1868), Murad V (1840), and Valerian (200). After him are Osman III (1699), Mustafa III (1717), Zoë Porphyrogenita (978), Hatice Sultan (1496), Abdülaziz (1830), and Leo III the Isaurian (675).