Romanus IV Diogenes

Romanus IV Diogenes
died 1072

Byzantine emperor (1067–71).

A member of the military aristocracy, he married the widow of the emperor Constantine X Ducas in 1067. He led military expeditions against the Seljuq Turks, who defeated and captured him at the Battle of Manzikert (1071). During his imprisonment Constantine's son was crowned as Michael VII Ducas. On his release the new emperor blinded Romanus and exiled him to an island in the Sea of Marmara.

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▪ Byzantine emperor
Romanus also spelled  Romanos 
died August 4, 1072, Prote, Byzantine Empire [now in Turkey]

      Byzantine emperor (January 1, 1068–1071), a member of the Cappadocian military aristocracy.

      In 1068 Romanus married Eudocia Macrembolitissa, widow of the emperor Constantine X Ducas. He led military expeditions against the Seljuq Turks but was defeated and captured by them at the Battle of Manzikert (Manzikert, Battle of) (1071). On his release Romanus found that Constantine X's son had been crowned sole ruler as Michael VII Ducas. Romanus was blinded and exiled to the island of Prote in the Sea of Marmara, where he died.

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