Michael V Kalaphates

Michael V Kalaphates
   Emperor (q.v.) from 1041-1042. His father was a caulker (Kalaphates [q.v.]), hence the popular epithet he acquired. His mother was the sister of Michael IV (q.v.). Zoe (q.v.) was forced to adopt him and make him caesar (q.v.) and heir-apparent prior to Michael IV's death in 1041. Once emperor he banished John the Orphanotrophos (q.v.) and Zoe. Having banished his family, Michael tried to find a base of support in the citizens of Constantinople (q.v.). Instead, their loyalty to Zoe produced a popular revolt in the capital that dethroned Michael V. Psellos (q.v.) provides a chilling, almost surreal, description of the vicious mob that took control of the capital and executed Michael V.

Historical Dictionary of Byzantium . .

Игры ⚽ Нужен реферат?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Michael VIII Palaiologos — Μιχαῆλ Η΄ Παλαιολόγος Emperor of Nicaea and Emperor of the Byzantine Empire Painting of Michael VIII …   Wikipedia

  • Michael III — Emperor of the Byzantine Empire This coin struck during the regency of Theodora shows how Michael was less prominent than his mother, who is represented as ruler alone on the obverse, and even less than his sister Thecla, who is depicted together …   Wikipedia

  • Michael IV the Paphlagonian — Michael IV the Paphlagonian Μιχαὴλ Δ´ ὁ Παφλαγὼν Emperor of the Byzantine Empire Gold histamenon of Michael IV s reign …   Wikipedia

  • Michael I Rangabe — Michael I Rangabes Μιχαήλ Α΄ Ραγκαβές Emperor of the Byzantine Empire Emperor Michael I on a contemporary coin Reign 2 October 811 – 813 …   Wikipedia

  • Michael VI Stratiotikos — Michael VI Bringas Μιχαήλ ΣΤ΄ Βρίγγας Emperor of the Byzantine Empire Gold tetarteron of Michael s reign Reign 1056–1057 …   Wikipedia

  • Michael VII Doukas — Michael VII Doukas Μιχαήλ Ζ΄ Δούκας Emperor of the Byzantine Empire Nomisma histamenon of Michael VII Doukas. Emperor with attributes. Reign …   Wikipedia

  • Michael IX Palaiologos — Emperor of the Byzantine Empire Andronikos II Palaiologos and Michael IX Palaiologos (silver basilikon) …   Wikipedia

  • Michael V — For the Filipino comedian of similar name, see Michael V.. Michael V Kalaphates Μιχαήλ Ε΄ Καλαφάτης Emperor of the Byzantine Empire Histamenon which may …   Wikipedia

  • Michael V. — Histamenon Michaels V. Michael V. Kalaphates (griechisch Μιχαὴλ Καλαφάτης ‚der Abdichter‘; † 24. August 1042) war der Neffe und Nachfolger des byzantinischen Kaisers Michael IV. un …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Michael II — For other people named Michael II, see Michael II (disambiguation). Michael II Emperor of the Byzantine Empire Michael II and his son Theophilos, founders of the Amorian dyna …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”