Michael IX Palaiologos( Byzantine Emperor)
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Michael IX Palaiologos - Byzantine emperor in 1295 - 1320 he. Son Andronicus II. Genus. 1277 Mr.. + 12 October. 1320
During the reign of Andronikos II Michael was charged with waging war against internal and external enemies. However, in all the battles he endured constant defeat, although he was a brave warrior. Hard to say what was to blame - his inability to command or the lamentable state of romeyskoy Army. In 1305, Mr., on the orders of Michael during negotiations Alani rebels killed condottiere Catalan mercenaries Caesar Roger de Flor. Then Catalans joined with the Turks, reinforced in Kalliupole and began to make raids on Thrace, emptying her day and night. Since the audacity to eventually become totally unbearable, Michael, taking all the Thracian and Macedonian regiments, added to them turkopulov (Christianized Turks) and went to Apram. But as soon as the signal was given for battle turkopuly left the battlefield. Such a surprise Romans robbed all the courage. Michael, seeing that the ranks of his troops mingled with tears turned to the soldiers, begging them to stand firm. But they cared little about his words and ran without looking back. Most of the infantry was then slaughtered and trampled merciless enemies. Michael with the few remaining strength to go into battle. Set of arrows rained down on him, his horse fell, and he no doubt would have died if someone had not given him his horse. On it, he escaped and got to the nearest fortress. After the departure of Catalans in 1308, Mr.. Thrace began to ravage Turkish. Michael gathered the troops, called on the peasants and tried to take the enemy stronghold on the European shore of the Hellespont. Romans were confident of success, because the number is much superior to the enemies. However, hardly seemed the Turkish cavalry, the whole village rabble fled. Then gradually began to disperse, and other. When Michael tried to bring the troops in order, there was absolutely no one who could listen to it. In desperation, he himself, in sorrow and tears, turned to flight. The Turks captured many noble Romans, the imperial treasury and the tent (Grigor: 7; 4,8).