Philip of Swabia

   Son of Frederick I Barbarossa (q.v.) and king of Germany (1198-1208). Philip apparently conspired with Boniface of Montferrat (q.v.) to restore Alexios IV and Isaac II (qq.v.) to the throne of Byzantium (q.v.). Philip's motives had to do with the fact that his wife Irene was Alexios IV's sister, making deposed emperor Isaac II his father-in-law. Philip saw himself as helping to reclaim Byzantium for his in-laws, and, thus, by extension, for himself as well.

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