Byzantine Emperor John II Comnenus Dies by Accidental Poisoning

Byzantine Emperor John II Comnenus Dies by Accidental Poisoning

John II Comnenus
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John II Comnenus, Byzantine emperor, dies. John was evidently poisoned accidentally by one of his own arrows during a hunt. Also known as Kalo Ioannes (John the Beautiful), John was the oldest son of Alexios I Komnenos.

He had a very mild reign marked by personal piety and efforts to restore the former extent of the Byzantine Empire before the Turks captured so much territory through Asia Minor.

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