Theodore I Laskaris

1174 - 1221

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Theodore I Laskaris or Lascaris (Greek: Θεόδωρος Κομνηνὸς Λάσκαρις, romanized: Theodōros Komnēnos Laskaris; c. 1175 – November 1221) was the first Emperor of Nicaea—a successor state of the Byzantine Empire—from 1205 to his death. Although he was born to an obscure Byzantine aristocratic family, his mother was related to the imperial Komnenos clan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theodore I Laskaris has received more than 170,945 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Theodore I Laskaris is the 1,278th most popular politician (down from 1,085th in 2019), the 193rd most popular biography from Turkey (down from 164th in 2019) and the 107th most popular Turkish Politician.

Theodore I Laskaris is most famous for being the first emperor of Nicaea, and the founder of the Palaiologan dynasty.

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Among politicians, Theodore I Laskaris ranks 1,278 out of 15,710Before him are Francis, Duke of Guise, Stjepan Mesić, Walther Funk, Lech Kaczyński, Perseus of Macedon, and Briseis. After him are Michelle Bachelet, Johan de Witt, Maximilian II of Bavaria, Galeazzo Ciano, Amenemhat III, and Conrad IV of Germany.

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Among people born in 1174, Theodore I Laskaris ranks 1After him are Emeric, King of Hungary, Peter II of Aragon, Hedwig of Silesia, Ingeborg of Denmark, Queen of France, Henry of Flanders, Marie of Champagne, and Richeza of Denmark. Among people deceased in 1221, Theodore I Laskaris ranks 2Before him is Saint Dominic. After him are Berengaria of Portugal, Theodoric I, Margrave of Meissen, Alix, Duchess of Brittany, Gebre Mesqel Lalibela, and Raymond-Roupen.

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Among people born in Turkey, Theodore I Laskaris ranks 193 out of 1,128Before him are Arrian (89), Michael I Cerularius (1005), Pope John V (635), Stateira II (-346), Alexios III Angelos (1153), and Briseis (null). After him are Abdullah Öcalan (1949), Pope Constantine (664), Hippodamus of Miletus (-498), Pope John VI (655), John VII Palaiologos (1370), and Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca (1853).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Theodore I Laskaris ranks 107Before him are John VI Kantakouzenos (1292), Romanos I Lekapenos (870), Anthemius (420), Stateira II (-346), Alexios III Angelos (1153), and Briseis (null). After him are John VII Palaiologos (1370), Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca (1853), Phorcys (null), Leo IV the Khazar (750), Romanos II (938), and Alexios IV Angelos (1182).