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Alexios I Komnenos
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Name Alexios I Komnenos
Alt Name Emperor of The Byzantine Empire Alexios I
Alt Name Alexius I Comnenus
Alt Name Emperor Alexios I Komnenos, of Byzantium
Alt Name Ἀλέξιος Α' Κομνηνός
Gender Male
Birth? 1048 Constantinople, Turkey
Alt Birth[2] abt 1056 or 1057
Marriage ABT. 1075 Of, Constantinople, Constantinopleto Argyre
Marriage 1077 İstanbul, İstanbul, Turkeyto Irene Doukaina
Death? 15 Aug 1118 Constantinople, Turkey

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Alexios I Komnenos, Latinized as Alexius I Comnenus (; 1056 – 15 August 1118, though some sources list his date of birth as 1048), was Byzantine emperor from 1081 to 1118. Although he was not the founder of the Komnenian dynasty, it was during his reign that the Komnenos family came to full power. Inheriting a collapsing empire and faced with constant warfare during his reign against both the Seljuq Turks in Asia Minor and the Normans in the western Balkans, Alexios was able to halt the Byzantine decline and begin the military, financial, and territorial recovery known as the Komnenian restoration. His appeals to Western Europe for help against the Turks were also the catalyst that triggered the Crusades.

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  1.   Alexios I Komnenos, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2. EMPEROR Alexios I, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.