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  • ID: I05130
  • Name: Andronicus I Comnenus Emperor Byzantine EMPIRE 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: Andronicus I /Comnenus/, Emperor Byzantine Empire
  • Birth: 1118 in Constantinople, Turkey 2
  • Death: 12 AUG 1185 in Constantinople, Turkey 2
  • Event: Ruled 1183-1185
  • Note:
    Andronicus I Comnenus (b. 1118, Constantinople - d. 12 Aug 1185, Constantinople), Byzantine emperor from 1183 to 1185, the last of the Comnenus dynasty, who attempted to reform the government but whose bitter opposition to Western Christianity precipitated a Norman invasion.

    A cousin of the Emperor Manuel I, Andronicus opposed the unpopular regency of the dowager empress Mary of Antioch after Manuel's death. In the spring of 1182 he raised an army and entered Constantinople posing as the protector of the young emperor Alexius II; one of the results of his seizure of power was a massacre of the Westerners living in the city, mostly Venetians and Genoese. Soon after, he contrived the death of the Dowager Empress. In Sep 1183 he was crowned coemperor to Alexius and 2 months later had him strangled. To legitimize his usurpation, the 65 year old Andronicus married Alexius' 13 year old widow. [Encyclopaedia Britannica]




    Father: Isaac COMNENUS b: ABT 1090 in Constantinople, Turkey
    Mother: Irene b: ABT 1095 in Byzantium

    Marriage 1 Theodora KALUSINE b: ABT 1125 in Constantinople, Turkey
      Children
      1. Has Children Irene COMNENUS b: ABT 1160 in Constantinople, Turkey

      Marriage 2 Agnes (Anna) de Capet Princess of FRANCE b: 1171 in Paris, Seine, Ile-de-France, France

        Sources:
        1. Title: The Plantagenet Ancestry, by William Henry Turton, 1968
        2. Title: Encyclopedia Britannica, Treatise on
          Page: Andronicus I
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