Michael VII Doukas

1050 - 1090

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Michael VII Doukas or Ducas (Greek: Μιχαήλ Δούκας, romanized: Mikhaḗl Doúkas), nicknamed Parapinakes (Greek: Παραπινάκης, lit. "minus a quarter", with reference to the devaluation of the Byzantine currency under his rule), was the senior Byzantine emperor from 1071 to 1078. He was known as incompetent as an emperor and reliant on court officials, especially of his finance minister Nikephoritzes, who increased taxation and luxury spending while not properly financing their army (which later mutinied). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael VII Doukas has received more than 357,181 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia. Michael VII Doukas is the 1,170th most popular politician (down from 1,038th in 2019), the 150th most popular biography from Türkiye and the 77th most popular Politician.

Michael VII Doukas was the Byzantine emperor from 1071 to 1078. He was the son of Constantine X Doukas and Eudokia Makrembolitissa. He was also the last Byzantine emperor to rule over what remained of the Byzantine Empire. Michael VII Doukas is most famous for being the last emperor of the Byzantine Empire.

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Among politicians, Michael VII Doukas ranks 1,170 out of 19,576Before him are David Lloyd George, Nikolai Yezhov, Mohamed Naguib, Baldwin III of Jerusalem, Ahmed Ben Bella, and Sandra Mason. After him are Al-Mu'tasim, Basil I, Alauddin Khalji, Frederick II of Denmark, Alfredo Stroessner, and Hua Guofeng.

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Among people born in 1050, Michael VII Doukas ranks 4Before him are Hassan-i Sabbah, Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor, and Pope Paschal II. After him are Peter the Hermit, Roscellinus, Frederick I, Duke of Swabia, Olaf III of Norway, Sviatopolk II of Kiev, Halsten Stenkilsson, Irnerius, and Walter Sans Avoir. Among people deceased in 1090, Michael VII Doukas ranks 1After him are Guo Xi, García II of Galicia, Al-Sarakhsi, Sikelgaita, Snorri Thorfinnsson, Egbert II, Margrave of Meissen, Adelaide of Rheinfelden, Amatus of Montecassino, Robert, Count of Mortain, William of Poitiers, and Adelaide of Normandy.

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In Türkiye

Among people born in Türkiye, Michael VII Doukas ranks 150 out of 1,347Before him are Yunus Emre (1240), Apollonius of Tyana (15), Nabonidus (-555), John II Komnenos (1087), Constantine IX Monomachos (1000), and Marcion of Sinope (85). After him are Basil I (811), Narses (478), Polycarp (69), Evliya Çelebi (1611), Pope John V (635), and Mausolus (-410).

Among POLITICIANS In Türkiye

Among politicians born in Türkiye, Michael VII Doukas ranks 77Before him are Maurice (539), Alaeddin Pasha (1250), Nikephoros II Phokas (912), Nabonidus (-555), John II Komnenos (1087), and Constantine IX Monomachos (1000). After him are Basil I (811), Mausolus (-410), Romanos I Lekapenos (870), Constantine VI (771), Andronikos III Palaiologos (1297), and Andronikos I Komnenos (1118).