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Michael IV, "the Paphlagonian," (1010 - December 10, 1041) (in Greek Μιχαήλ Παφλαγών, meaning "from the province of Paphlagonia") was Byzantine emperor (April 11, 1034 to December 10, 1041). He owed his elevation to Empress Zoë, daughter of Constantine VIII and wife of Romanus III, but becoming enamoured of Michael, her chamberlain, poisoned her husband and immediately married her attendant, both in 1034. Events The Ly Dynasty in Vietnam is established (or 1009). ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events December 10 - Empress Zoe of Byzantium elevates her adoptive son to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire as Michael V. Revolt at Worcester against the naval taxes of Harthacanute. ... Paphlagonia was an ancient area on the northern central Black Sea coast of Anatolia, situated between Bithynia and Pontus, separated from Galatia by a prolongation to the east of the Bithynian Olympus. ... This is a list of Byzantine Emperors. ... April 11 is the 101st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (102nd in leap years). ... Events April 11 - Empress Zoe of Byzantium marries her chamberlain and elevates him to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire as Michael IV. Franche-Comté becomes subject to the Holy Roman Empire. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events December 10 - Empress Zoe of Byzantium elevates her adoptive son to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire as Michael V. Revolt at Worcester against the naval taxes of Harthacanute. ... Zoe (in Greek Ζωή, meaning life), (c. ... Constantine VIII (in Greek Konstantinos VIII, written Κωνσταντίνος Η, lived 960 - November 15, 1028), Byzantine emperor (December 15, 1025 - November 15, 1028) was the son of the Emperor Romanus II and the younger brother of the eminent Basil II, who died childless and thus left the rule of the Byzantine... Romanus III (Argyrus), (in Greek Romanos Argyros, written Ρωμανός Αργυρός, lived 968 - April 11, 1034) was a Byzantine emperor(November 15, 1028 to April 11, 1034). ...


Michael, however, being of a weak character and subject to epileptic fits, left the government in the hands of his brother, John the Eunuch, who had been first minister of Constantine and Romanus. John's reforms of the army and financial system revived for a while the strength of the Empire, which held its own successfully against its foreign enemies. Epilepsy (often referred to as a seizure disorder) is a chronic neurological condition characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures. ...


On the eastern frontier the important post of Edessa was relieved after a prolonged siege. The western Saracens were almost driven out of Sicily by George Maniaces (who campaigned there between 1037 and 1040); but an expedition against the Italian Normans suffered several defeats, and after the recall of Maniaces most of the Sicilian conquests were lost (1041). This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... For the rugby club Saracens see Saracens (rugby club) The term Saracen comes from Greek sarakenoi. ... Sicily (Sicilia in Italian) is an autonomous region of Italy and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, with an area of 25,700 sq. ... George Maniaces (or Georgios Maniakes) (d. ... // Events Construction of the church of Saint Sophia Cathedral is started in Kyiv. ... Events March War of Independence of Western Xia occurred. ... The Normans (adapted from the name Northmen or Norsemen) were a mixture of the indigenous Gauls of France and the Viking invaders under the leadership of Rollo (Gange Rolf). ... Events December 10 - Empress Zoe of Byzantium elevates her adoptive son to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire as Michael V. Revolt at Worcester against the naval taxes of Harthacanute. ...


In the north the Serbs achieved a successful revolt (1040), but a dangerous rising by the Bulgarians and Slavs which threatened the cities of Thrace and Macedonia was repressed by a triumphant campaign which the decrepit emperor undertook in person shortly before his death on December 10, 1041. Serbs (in the Serbian language Срби, Srbi) are a south Slavic people living chiefly in Serbia and Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... The Slavic peoples are the most numerous ethnic and linguistic body of peoples in Europe. ... Thrace (Greek Θρᾴκη Thrákē, Bulgarian Тракия Trakija, Turkish Trakya) is a historical and geographic area in southeast Europe spread over southern Bulgaria, northeastern Greece, and European Turkey. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events December 10 - Empress Zoe of Byzantium elevates her adoptive son to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire as Michael V. Revolt at Worcester against the naval taxes of Harthacanute. ...


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Michael Constantine Psellus (Greek: Psellos) the younger, born in 1018 (probably at Nicomedia; according to some, at Constantinople) of a consular and patrician family, was a philosopher. ...

Preceded by:
Romanus III
Byzantine Emperor
Succeeded by:
Michael V


This article incorporates text from the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, which is in the public domain. Romanus III (Argyrus), (in Greek Romanos Argyros, written Ρωμανός Αργυρός, lived 968 - April 11, 1034) was a Byzantine emperor(November 15, 1028 to April 11, 1034). ... This is a list of the Emperors of the late Roman Empire, called Byzantine. ... Michael V Calaphates (1015 - August 24, 1042) (in Greek Μιχαήλ Καλαφάτης, meaning the caulker), was the nephew and successor as Byzantine emperor of Michael IV and adoptive son of his wife Zoë. ... Supporters contend that the Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica (1911) represents the sum of human knowledge at the beginning of the 20th century; indeed, it was advertised as such. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ...


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Michael IV, "the Paphlagonian," (1010 December 10, 1041) (in Greek Μιχαήλ Παφλαγών, meaning "from the province of Paphlagonia") was Byzantine emperor (April 11, 1034 to December 10, 1041).
He owed his elevation to Empress Zoë, daughter of Constantine VIII and wife of Romanus III, but becoming enamoured of Michael, her chamberlain, poisoned her husband and immediately married her attendant, both in 1034.
Michael, however, being of a weak character and subject to epileptic fits, left the government in the hands of his brother, John the Eunuch, who had been first minister of Constantine and Romanus.
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