Michael II

770 - 829

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Michael II the Amorian (Greek: Μιχαὴλ ὁ ἐξ Ἀμορίου, romanized: Michaēl ho ex Amoríou; 770-829), nicknamed the Stammerer (ὁ Τραυλός, ho Travlós or ὁ Ψελλός, ho Psellós), reigned as Byzantine Emperor from 25 December 820 to his death on 2 October 829, the first ruler of the Phrygian or Amorian dynasty. Born in Amorium, Michael was a soldier, rising to high rank along with his colleague Leo V the Armenian (r. 813–820). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael II has received more than 227,285 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Michael II is the 882nd most popular politician (up from 994th in 2019), the 136th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 151st in 2019) and the 79th most popular Turkish Politician.

Michael II was the son of Michael I, who was a Byzantine Emperor. Michael II was the emperor of the Byzantine Empire from 820 to 829. He is most famous for being the emperor during the Muslim conquest of Sicily.

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Among politicians, Michael II ranks 882 out of 15,710Before him are Leo VI the Wise, Stefan Dušan, Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden, Clara Petacci, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, and Marcian. After him are Chun Doo-hwan, Aurangzeb, Tullus Hostilius, Balbinus, Charles XV of Sweden, and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

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Among people born in 770, Michael II ranks 1After him are Michael I Rangabe, Pope Stephen IV, Einhard, Ali al-Ridha, Pepin the Hunchback, Al-Hakam I, Habash al-Hasib al-Marwazi, Maria of Amnia, Hugh of Tours, Theodosia, wife of Leo V, and Prokopia. Among people deceased in 829, Michael II ranks 1After him are Giustiniano Participazio and Agnello Participazio.

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Among people born in Turkey, Michael II ranks 136 out of 1,128Before him are Kara Mustafa Pasha (1634), Basil I (811), Nikephoros I (760), John VIII Palaiologos (1392), Leo VI the Wise (866), and Stefan Dušan (1308). After him are Balbinus (178), Stilicho (359), Simeon Stylites (389), Hecataeus of Miletus (-550), Pope Vitalian (600), and Antinous (111).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Michael II ranks 79Before him are Kara Mustafa Pasha (1634), Basil I (811), Nikephoros I (760), John VIII Palaiologos (1392), Leo VI the Wise (866), and Stefan Dušan (1308). After him are Balbinus (178), Nikephoros III Botaneiates (1002), Constantine V (718), Basil II (958), Michael III (840), and Mausolus (-410).