Michael VI STRATIONIK( Byzantine Emperor)
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Michael VI Strationik - Byzantine emperor in 1056 - 1057 he. + 1059
When Constantine Monomakh Michael served Logofet stratiotskoy Treasury. The throne was put forward by a group of capital officials, headed by Leo Paraspondilom. Dying Empress Theodora approved their choice. Michael became emperor has a very advanced age (Dashkov: 'Michael Stratiotikos'). Having taken power, Michael was generously handing out titles and awards. About happening it became known to soldiers, and the choicest of them in the Easter season in 1057, Mr.. arrived in Constantinople, hoping to achieve the same or even greater honor. However, the emperor's treatment of them is not so, . as they expected: first of all, he cursed them all en masse, . and then brought to the middle of their leader Isaac Comnenus, . and the following, . Kevkamena, . and showered him with abuse for, . that he had almost lost Antioch,
. Comrades, who were waiting for favors, and got abusive, tried to intercede for them, but Michael silence them, and all denied in their favor. This scene excited the soul rebel commanders and inspired thoughts. Soon they were plotting, and the crown had agreed to pay Comnenus, who was prominent among them not only come, but the royal appearance.
. It has not much time, and the conspirators, led a huge army, pulled from the eastern FEM, approaches to the capital
. Michael brought against them the army in the western femah. In August, near Nicaea imperial troops suffered a heavy defeat on the rebels. Michael was forced to enter into negotiations with Isaac: adoption and offered him the title of Caesar. Isaac initially agreed. However, resentment has spread to the capital. Part sinklitikov together with the patriarch Isaac proclaimed emperor, and Michael was accused of various sins (Psellos: 'Michael Sixth'; 2-3, 9, 13, 29, 32, 36). When the bishops came to Michael and began to persuade him to recant, he said, after some hesitation, threw off his purple shoes, and took schema, settled in his house as a private person (Dashkov: 'Michael Stratiotikos').