Nicholas Kanabos

1200 - 1204

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Nicholas Kanabos was elected Byzantine emperor during the Fourth Crusade on 27 January 1204 by an assembly of the Byzantine Senate, priests, and the mob of Constantinople in direct opposition to co-emperors Isaac II and Alexios IV. Nicholas was a young noble who was chosen after three days of sorting through several unwilling candidates and refused to assume the lofty position. Though popularly chosen, he never accepted imperial power, and took sanctuary in the bowels of Hagia Sophia. Alexios V Doukas, who had deposed Emperors Isaac II and Alexios IV, offered him a prominent position in his own administration, but Nicholas adamantly rejected these terms. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicholas Kanabos has received more than 34,714 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Nicholas Kanabos is the 3,174th most popular politician (up from 4,727th in 2019), the 352nd most popular biography from Turkey (up from 435th in 2019) and the 184th most popular Turkish Politician.

Nicholas Kanabos is most famous for his work in the field of astrophysics. He has been a professor at the University of California, Berkeley since 1974. Kanabos has made many contributions to the field of astronomy, including the discovery of the first binary pulsar and the first millisecond pulsar.

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Among politicians, Nicholas Kanabos ranks 3,174 out of 15,710Before him are Sambhaji, Telipinu, Emperor Go-Sai, Radomir Putnik, Tahmasp II, and Otto I, Duke of Saxony. After him are Lapu-Lapu, Jayavarman VII, Mark Rutte, Heshen, Archduchess Maria Maddalena of Austria, and Charles III, Prince of Monaco.

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Among people born in 1200, Nicholas Kanabos ranks 8Before him are Pope Alexander IV, Pope Celestine IV, Dōgen, Qutuz, Zhang Sanfeng, and Villard de Honnecourt. After him are Muhammad al-Nasir, Doquz Khatun, Shiban, Joan, Countess of Flanders, Canute II of Sweden, and Marcabru. Among people deceased in 1204, Nicholas Kanabos ranks 8Before him are Eleanor of Aquitaine, Isaac II Angelos, Alexios IV Angelos, Alexios V Doukas, Emeric, King of Hungary, and Haakon III of Norway. After him are Ban Kulin, Nur ad-Din al-Bitruji, Guttorm of Norway, Suleiman II, Marie of Champagne, and Minamoto no Yoriie.

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Among people born in Turkey, Nicholas Kanabos ranks 352 out of 1,128Before him are John Malalas (491), Alexander Balas (-150), Athanasius the Athonite (920), Yaqut al-Hamawi (1179), Telipinu (-1600), and Aziz Nesin (1915). After him are Procopius (325), Candaules (-800), Philetaerus (-340), Osman Nuri Pasha (1832), Euphemia (289), and Ahmad Khani (1650).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Nicholas Kanabos ranks 184Before him are Deiphobus (null), David of Trebizond (1408), Argishti I of Urartu (-827), Memnon (null), Alexander Balas (-150), and Telipinu (-1600). After him are Procopius (325), Candaules (-800), Philetaerus (-340), Zoe Karbonopsina (900), Aristagoras (-600), and Baldwin II, Latin Emperor (1217).