Person:Ivan Vladislav (1)

Ivan Vladislav _____, Tsar of Bulgaria
d.Feb 1017/18 Durazzo
  1. Ivan Vladislav _____, Tsar of BulgariaAbt 966 - 1017/18
  • HIvan Vladislav _____, Tsar of BulgariaAbt 966 - 1017/18
  • WMarija _____Abt 972 - Abt 1029 to 1031
m. Abt 991
  1. Presian II of BulgariaAbt 992 - Aft 1031
  2. Alusijan _____, Prince of BulgariaAbt 994 - Aft 1068
  3. Aaron _____Abt 996 - Aft 1059
  4. Trajan _____, Prince of Bulgaria998 -
  5. Prince Of BulgariaAbt 1002 - Aft 1018
  6. Princess Of Bulgaria MissAbt 1005 -
  7. Ekaterina _____Abt 1008 - Aft 1061
  8. Ibatzes _____
Facts and Events
Name Ivan Vladislav _____, Tsar of Bulgaria
Gender Male
Birth? Abt 966 Serbia, Serbia and MontenegroHouse of Cometopuli
Marriage Abt 991 Of, Ohrid, Makedonija, Yugolsaviato Marija _____
Other Marriage Ending Status Divorce
with Marija _____
Death[2] Feb 1017/18 DurazzoCause: in battle
Reference Number? Q381288?

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Ivan Vladislav ruled as emperor (tsar) of Bulgaria from August or September 1015 to February 1018. The year of his birth is unknown; he was born at least a decade before 987, but probably not much earlier than that.

Saved from death by his cousin Gavril Radomir, the Bulgarian Emperor, in 976, Ivan Vladislav murdered him in October 1015 and seized the Bulgarian throne. Due to the desperate situation of the country following the decades-long war with the Byzantine Empire, and in an attempt to consolidate his position, he tried to negotiate truce with the Byzantine emperor Basil II. After the failure of the negotiations he continued the resistance, attempting unsuccessfully to push the Byzantines back. During his period of rule, Ivan Vladislav tried to strengthen the Bulgarian army, reconstructed many Bulgarian fortresses and even carried out a counter-offensive, but he died at the Battle of Dyrrhachium in 1018. After his death his widow, Empress Maria, the Patriarch and most of the nobility finally surrendered to Basil II, who soon suppressed the last remnants of resistance and brought about the end of the First Bulgarian Empire.

Ivan Vladislav left a mixed heritage, varying from a reputation of being a ruthless murderer to a hero defending his country as best as he could. The descendants of Ivan Vladislav entered the Byzantine nobility and rose to the highest ranks of the hierarchy. Two women of his family became empresses of the Byzantine Empire and others became military commanders or high-ranking officials. He was an ancestor of the Byzantine emperor John II Komnenos.

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  1.   Ivan Vladislav, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. IVAN VLADISLAV Tsar of the Bulgarians, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.