Aleksandros de Byzantie

Aleksandros de Byzantie

Male Abt 868 - 913  (~ 45 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Aleksandros de Byzantie 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born Abt 868 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Jun 913 
    Person ID I16095  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2006 

    Father Basilius de Byzantie, I, 'the Macedonian',   b. 812, Adrianopolis Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 886  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Eudokia Ingerina,   b. Abt 840,   d. 882-883  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Married 865  Constantinople Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 4 siblings 
    Family ID F5562  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Aleksandros de Byzantie

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    • Emperor of Byzantium 912-913
      Unlike his older brother Leo VI the Wise , his paternity was not disputed between Basil I and Michael III because he was born years after the death of Michael.
      Alexander was named crowned co-emperor by his father in 879. Upon his brother's death on May 11 , 912 Alexander succeeded as senior emperor alongside Leo's young son Constantine VII . Alexander promptly dismissed most of Leo's advisers and appointees, including the admiral Himerios, the patriarch Euthymios, and the Empress Zoe Karbonopsina . The patriarchate was again conferred on Nicholas Mystikos . During his short reign, Alexander found himself attacked by the forces of Al-Muqtadir of the Abbasid Caliphate in the East, and provoked a war with Simeon I of Bulgaria by refusing to send the traditional tribute on his accession. Alexander died of exhaustion after a polo game on June 6, 913 , allegedly fulfilling his brother's prophesy that he would reign for 13 months.
      The sources are uniformly hostile towards Alexander, who is depicted as lazy, lecherous, and malignant, including the rumor that he planned to castrate young Constantine VII in order to exclude him from the succession. At least that charge did not come to pass, but Alexander left his successor a hostile regent (Nicholas Mystikos) and the beginning of a long war against Bulgaria .


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