Michael IX Palaiologos

1277 - 1320

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Michael IX Palaiologos or Palaeologus (Greek: Μιχαήλ Δούκας Ἄγγελος Κομνηνός Παλαιολόγος, Mikhaēl Doukas Angelos Komnēnos Palaiologos; 17 April 1277 – 12 October 1320) was Byzantine emperor together with his father, Andronikos II Palaiologos, from 1294 until his death. Andronikos II and Michael IX ruled as equal co-rulers, both using the title autokrator. A man of impeccable morals and a good helper to his father, he was also known as a brave and energetic soldier, willing to make personal sacrifices to pay or encourage his troops; the Catalan military chronicler Ramon Muntaner said about him: "Emperor Michael was one of the bravest knights in the world". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael IX Palaiologos has received more than 153,179 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Michael IX Palaiologos is the 2,379th most popular politician (down from 2,328th in 2019), the 249th most popular biography from Türkiye (up from 279th in 2019) and the 129th most popular Politician.

Michael IX Palaiologos was the Byzantine Emperor from 1341 to 1391. He is most famous for restoring the Byzantine Empire to its former glory.

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Over the past year Michael IX Palaiologos has had the most page views in the with 25,562 views, followed by Russian (5,775), and Italian (3,382). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Pashto (125.08%), Basque (94.29%), and Galician (71.48%)


Among politicians, Michael IX Palaiologos ranks 2,379 out of 19,576Before him are Albrecht von Roon, Inessa Armand, Kiya, Berenice IV of Egypt, Necho I, and Manfred Gerlach. After him are 1st Dalai Lama, Manco Inca Yupanqui, Ludwig Stumpfegger, Cao Huan, Kamehameha I, and Vasily I of Moscow.

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Among people born in 1277, Michael IX Palaiologos ranks 2Before him is Robert, King of Naples. After him are Galeazzo I Visconti, Ingeborg Magnusdotter of Sweden, Martha of Denmark, and Smbat I Hetumian. Among people deceased in 1320, Michael IX Palaiologos ranks 1After him are Ayurbarwada Buyantu Khan, Henry II, Margrave of Brandenburg-Stendal, Mayta Cápac, Oshin, King of Armenia, and Qutbuddin Mubarak Shah.

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In Türkiye

Among people born in Türkiye, Michael IX Palaiologos ranks 249 out of 1,347Before him are Vitiges (475), Theodore the Studite (759), Cevdet Sunay (1899), André Chénier (1762), Novatian (220), and John IV Laskaris (1250). After him are Basiliscus (500), Ctesias (-440), Constantine Laskaris (1170), Michael V Kalaphates (1015), Andronikos V Palaiologos (1400), and Antiochus VII Sidetes (-159).

Among POLITICIANS In Türkiye

Among politicians born in Türkiye, Michael IX Palaiologos ranks 129Before him are Julius Martov (1873), Şehzade Abdullah (1776), Fatma Sultan (1605), Vitiges (475), Cevdet Sunay (1899), and John IV Laskaris (1250). After him are Basiliscus (500), Constantine Laskaris (1170), Michael V Kalaphates (1015), Andronikos V Palaiologos (1400), Antiochus VII Sidetes (-159), and Andronikos IV Palaiologos (1348).