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Alexios II Komnenos

( Byzantine Emperor)

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Biography Alexios II Komnenos
Alexios II Komnenos - Byzantine emperor, who reigned 1180-1183 gg. The son of Manuel I. Genus. In 1169, Mr.. 1183 g.
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Alex began to reign, not yet fully reached adolescence and needing to nurse and nurse. So things went badly and Romans not as it should. The Emperor himself to immaturity of their age and lack of prudence did not pay any attention to their duties, occupied only empty pleasures. He played only baiting and horse racing, spending time with the young comrades in the games and developing in a very bad habits. Those, . which his father had been his friends, or were in some relationship with, . busy with other things, . does not care about, . to give him the best possible care and education, . and did not pay any attention to the disorder of public affairs.,

. Some of them were in love with the Empress Maria, the mother of Alexis, and very obviously cared for her, seeking mutual love of it
. Other people greedy for money, robbed the treasury, and without any thrift spending scheduled for expenses amount. And some, with views of the kingdom, all thoughts directed to its goal of this. Due to lack of vigilance and strict coach everything was in disorder, worries about public affairs were retained, the Council has ceased. Alex Protosevast Trebizond, which his father was a nephew of the Emperor Manuel, completely deceived the mother of the emperor, the child, often spent her time and effort more than others. Loud said that he disagreed with the empress, hopes to topple Alexei himself to become the owner of his kingdom, and the mother.

In 1182, Mr.. its intention to protect the rights of Alexis announced his cousin Andronicus. In the capital, where all hated protosevasta Alexis Andronicus expected, according to Choniates, like a lamp in the dark and radiant as a star. Know and troops crossed to his side. Protosevasta deposed and blinded. Andronicus entered the capital as a liberator. To remove from power the Empress, he crowned Alexei autocratic monarch, and then got the trial of Mary and her execution. He himself was then declared a crowd of supporters of the Emperor and his co-regent Alexei. A few days after the coronation of killers attacked at night on Alexis and strangled his bowstring from the bow. His head was cut off and brought to Andronik, and his body thrown into the sea (Choniates: 3, 1, 3-4, II, 16-18).


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