Person:Michael VII Doukas (1)

Michael VII Doukas
m. Est 1047
  1. Michael VII Doukas1050 - 1090
  2. Andronikos DoukasAbt 1057 - Aft 1081
  3. Teodora Anna Dukaina Selvo1058 - 1083
  4. Konstantios Doukas1060 - 1082
  5. Zoya Doukas
m. 1065
  1. Constantine DoukasEst 1074 - 1095
Facts and Events
Name Michael VII Doukas
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1050
Marriage 1065 to Maria of Alania
Death[1] 1090
Reference Number? Q210564?

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Michael VII Doukas, nicknamed Parapinakes (lit. "minus a quarter", with reference to the devaluation of the Byzantine currency under his rule), was Byzantine emperor from 1071 to 1078. He was known as incompetent as an emperor and reliant on court officials, especially of his finance minister Nikephoritzes, who increased taxation and luxury spending while not properly financing their army (which later mutinied). Under his reign, Bari was lost and his empire faced open revolt in the Balkans. Along with the advancing Seljuk Turks in the eastern front, Michael also had to contend with his mercenaries openly going against the empire. Michael stepped down as emperor in 1078 where he later retired to a monastery.

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