Bryennios, Nikephoros

   Distinguished general, doux of Dyrrachion (qq.v.), and pretender to the throne during the reigns of Michael VIII Doukas and Nikephoros III Botaneiates (qq.v.). After failing to gain the throne in 1077 he refused to put down arms, was defeated by Alexios (I) Komnenos (q.v.), and blinded. His revolt was symptomatic of the chaotic period of decline that preceded Alexios Komnenos's own usurpation in 1081.

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  • Nikephoros Bryennios the Younger — Nikephoros Bryennios (or Nicephorus Bryennius) (Greek: Νικηφόρος Βρυέννιος, Nikēphoros Bryennios) (1062–1137), Byzantine general, statesman and historian, was born at Orestias (Orestiada, Adrianople) in the theme of Macedonia[1] Contents 1 Life 2 …   Wikipedia

  • Nikephoros Bryennios — or Nicephorus Bryennius (Greek: Νικηφόρος Βρυέννιος) may refer to: Nikephoros Bryennios (ethnarch) (fl. 1050s), Byzantine general Nikephoros Bryennios the Elder (fl. 1070s), Byzantine general, son of the above, who made an attempt on the throne… …   Wikipedia

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  • Nikephoros Bryennios — (griechisch Νικηφόρος Βρυέννιος; * um 1081; † 1136 in Konstantinopel) war ein byzantinischer Militär, Politiker und Geschichtsschreiber. Er war wegen seines Wissens hoch angesehen, hatte ein angenehmes Äußeres und ein einnehmendes Wesen,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Nikephoros III. — Nikephoros III. Nikephoros III. Botaneiates (griechisch Νικηφόρος Γ Βοτανειάτης, * um 1010; † in Konstantinopel bald nach dem 1. April 1081) war byzantinischer Kaiser von 1078 bis 1081. Er gehörte einer Familie an, die für sich die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Nikephoros — (Νικηφόρος, griechisch: Der Sieg gewohnte, von νικη (nike) Sieg and φορεω (phoreo) erringen, davontragen , lateinische Form: Nikephorus oder Nicephorus) hat die folgenden Bedeutungen: Nikephoros ist der Name von: Nikephorus von Antiochia,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Nikephoros Basilakes — Usurper of the Byzantine Empire Follis struck by Basilakes during his brief usurpation Reign …   Wikipedia

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