Michael V Kalaphates

1015 - 1042

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Michael V Kalaphates (Greek: Μιχαήλ Ε΄; c. 1015 – 24 August 1042) was Byzantine emperor for four months in 1041–1042. He was the nephew and successor of Michael IV and the adoptive son of his wife Empress Zoe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael V Kalaphates has received more than 157,312 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Michael V Kalaphates is the 1,799th most popular politician (up from 1,803rd in 2019), the 249th most popular biography from Turkey and the 141st most popular Turkish Politician.

Michael V Kalaphates was the Byzantine emperor from 1041 to 1042. He was the son of Emperor Romanos III and Empress Theodora. He is most famous for his failed attempts to retake Sicily from the Normans.

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Among politicians, Michael V Kalaphates ranks 1,799 out of 15,710Before him are Cleopatra III of Egypt, Amalric of Jerusalem, Rastislav of Moravia, Michael VI Bringas, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. After him are Yu the Great, Fanny Kaplan, Sanakht, Carloman, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, and Publius Clodius Pulcher.

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Among people born in 1015, Michael V Kalaphates ranks 2Before him is Harald Hardrada. After him are Anawrahta, Eustace II, Count of Boulogne, John Komnenos, and Ermesinda of Bigorre. Among people deceased in 1042, Michael V Kalaphates ranks 1After him are Harthacnut and Abu al-Qasim Muhammad ibn Abbad.

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Among people born in Turkey, Michael V Kalaphates ranks 249 out of 1,128Before him are Michael IX Palaiologos (1277), Novatian (220), Malhun Hatun (1350), Isidore of Miletus (442), Bias of Priene (-600), and Xenocrates (-396). After him are Theodora (815), Calouste Gulbenkian (1869), Alexander (870), Fatma Sultan (1500), Priscus (410), and Gemistus Pletho (1355).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Michael V Kalaphates ranks 141Before him are Celâl Bayar (1883), Attalus I (-269), Samuel of Bulgaria (958), Theophanu (960), Cemal Gürsel (1895), and Michael IX Palaiologos (1277). After him are Alexander (870), Beyhan Sultan (1497), Şah Sultan (1509), Julius Martov (1873), Michael IV the Paphlagonian (1010), and Astyanax (null).