Death of Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos

Death of Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos

Alexios I Komnenos
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Alexios I Komnenos (Alexius I Comnenus), Byzantine emperor, dies in Constantinople. He inherited a collapsing empire, but under his rule the Komnenian dynasty achieved its full power, and the decline of the Byzantine empire was halted, at least for a while.

Alexios I Komnenos was always under pressure from Turks in the east and Normans in the west. It's the Seljuq Turks which posed the most serious danger, however, causing him to seek assistance from the pope in Rome. The result was Pope Urban II calling for the first Crusade.

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