Alexios IV Angelos

   Emperor (q.v.) from 1203-1204, who conspired with the Fourth Crusade (q.v.). He was the son of deposed emperor Isaac Angelos II (q.v.). Alexios escaped to the West, where the leadership of the Fourth Crusade took him to Constantinople (q.v.) to reinstate his father. However, once on the throne Alexios IV could neither fulfill the vows of money and material aid to the Crusaders that he had agreed to nor gain the promised formal submission of the Byzantine church to the pope (q.v.). His cooperation with the Fourth Crusade made him unpopular in Constantinople, so much so that his overthrow and execution by Alexios V Doukas (q.v.) were welcomed by the citizenry of the capital.

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  • Alexios III Angelos —    Emperor (q.v.) from 1195 1203 who came to the throne by blinding and imprisoning his brother Isaac Angelos II (q.v.). Weak and ineffectual at a time when the empire was disintegrating, Alexios was threatened by Serbia, Bulgaria (qq.v.), and by …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

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