Person:Romanos III Argyros (1)

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Romanos III Argyros , Byzantine Emperor
b.968
d.11 Apr 1034
  1. Romanos III Argyros , Byzantine Emperor
  2. Maria Argyre
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Name Romanos III Argyros , Byzantine Emperor
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 968
Death[1] 11 Apr 1034
Alt Death[2] 12 Apr 1034 Constantinople
Reference Number? Q41657?


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Romanos III Argyros, or Romanus III Argyrus (Rōmanos III Argyros; 968 – 11 April 1034), was Byzantine emperor from 15 November 1028 until his death. He was a Byzantine noble and senior official in Constantinople when the dying Constantine VIII forced him to divorce his wife and marry the emperor's daughter Zoë. Upon Constantine's death three days later, Romanos took the throne.

Romanos has been recorded as a well meaning but ineffective emperor. He disorganised the tax system and undermined the military, personally leading a disastrous military expedition against Aleppo. He fell out with his wife and foiled several attempts on his throne, including two which revolved around his sister-in-law Theodora. He spent large amounts on the construction and repair of churches and monasteries. He died after six years on the throne, allegedly murdered, and was succeeded by his wife's young lover, Michael IV.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Romanos III Argyros, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 ROMANOS Argyros, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.