Person:Constantine IX Monomachos (1)

Constantine IX Monomachos, Emperor - Byzantine Empire IX
d.11 Jan 1055 Mangana, Greece
  1. Constantine IX Monomachos, Emperor - Byzantine Empire IXEst 1000 - 1055
  • HConstantine IX Monomachos, Emperor - Byzantine Empire IXEst 1000 - 1055
  • W_____ SklerainaAbt 1020 - Abt 1041
m. Bef 1025
  1. Anastasia of Byzantium1032 - 1067
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Name Constantine IX Monomachos, Emperor - Byzantine Empire IX
Gender Male
Birth[1] Est 1000 İstanbul Province, Turkey
Marriage Bef 1025 to _____ Skleraina
Marriage to Zoe Porphyrogenita _____
Death[1] 11 Jan 1055 Mangana, Greece
Reference Number? Q30594?

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Constantine IX Monomachos (; c. 1004 – 11 January 1055), reigned as Byzantine emperor from June 1042 to January 1055. Empress Zoë Porphyrogenita chose him as a husband and co-emperor in 1042, although he had been exiled for conspiring against her previous husband, Emperor Michael IV the Paphlagonian. The couple shared the throne with Zoë's sister Theodora Porphyrogenita. Zoë died in 1050, and Constantine continued his collaboration with Theodora until his own death five years later.

Constantine waged wars against groups which included the Kievan Rus', the Pechenegs and, in the East, the rising Seljuq Turks. Despite the varying success of these campaigns, the Byzantine Empire largely retained the borders established after the conquests of Basil II, even expanding eastwards when Constantine annexed the wealthy Armenian kingdom of Ani. Constantine accordingly may be considered the last effective emperor of Byzantium’s apogee.

In the year before his death, in 1054, the Great Schism between the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches took place, culminating in Pope Leo IX excommunicating the Patriarch Michael Keroularios. Constantine was aware of the political and religious consequences of such a disunion, but his attempts to prevent it had been futile.

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