Romanus IV

Romanus IV

(Romanus Diogenes) (dīŏj`ənēz), d. 1072, Byzantine emperor (1068–71). A Cappadocian general, he succeeded Constantine X by marrying his widow, Eudocia Macrembolitissa. After some early successes against the Seljuk Turks he was crushingly defeated and captured (1071) by Alp Arslan at ManzikertManzikert
, Turk. Malazgirt, village, E Turkey, SE of Erzurum. It was an important town of ancient Armenia. A council held there in A.D. 726 reasserted the independence of the Armenian Church from the Orthodox Eastern Church.
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. He was ransomed and promised to pay tribute, but he was deposed and blinded by his stepson, Michael VII, and soon died.
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In 1071 CE the Byzantine army of Emperor Romanus IV Diogenes was utterly defeated by the Seljuk Turks at Manzikert, near Lake Van in what is now eastern Turkey.
after 1085), who served under the ill-fated Romanus IV Diogenes (1068-71) and whose narrative is given in an appendix (pp.
It was around 1071 the Byzantine army of Emperor Romanus IV Diogenes was utterly defeated by the Seljuk Turks at Manzikert, near Lake Van in the east.