Theodore I Laskaris

Theodore I Laskaris
   First emperor (q.v.) (1205-1221) and founder of the Empire of Nicaea (q.v.). After the Fourth Crusade conquered Constantinople (qq.v.) Theodore was unable to persuade patriarch (q.v.) John X Kamateros (1198-1206) to come to Nicaea (q.v.). So he was crowned by his own patriarch, Michael IV Autoreianos (q.v.), in 1208. Theodore's chief legacy was in preserving the empire against the Latin Empire and the Seljuks (qq.v.), despite all odds. In 1211 he won a decisive victory over the Seljuks, capturing the former emperor Alexios III (q.v.).

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  • Theodore I Laskaris — Infobox Monarch name =Theodore I Laskaris Θεόδωρος Α΄ Λάσκαρις title =Emperor of Nicaea (Byzantine Emperor in exile) caption = reign =1204 – 1222 predecessor = de jure Alexios V Doukas successor =John III Doukas Vatatzes spouse 1 =Anna Komnena… …   Wikipedia

  • Theodore II Laskaris — Infobox Monarch name =Theodore II Doukas Laskaris Θεόδωρος Β΄ Δούκας Λάσκαρις title =Emperor of Nicaea (Byzantine Emperor in exile) caption = reign =1254 – 1258 predecessor =John III Doukas Vatatzes successor =John IV Laskaris spouse =Elena of… …   Wikipedia

  • Theodore II Laskaris —    Emperor of Nicaea (1254 1258); son of John III Vatatzes (q.v.). He was a man of great learning and refinement, who was taught by George Akropolites and Nikephoros Blemmydes (qq.v.). His childhood companion George Mouzalon, a man of lowly… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Theodore Komnenos Doukas — or Theodore Comnenus Ducas (Greek: Θεόδωρος Κομνηνός Δούκας, Theodōros Komnēnos Doukas ), ruler of Epirus from 1215 to 1230 and of Thessalonica from 1224 to 1230, died c. 1253.LifeBorn about 1180/85, Theodore was a legitimate son of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Theodore Lascaris — Théodore Lascaris Théodore Lascaris (1175 1222) était un empereur Byzantin. Biographie Né en 1175, le fils de Manuel Lascaris et Jeanne Karatzas, une ancienne famille grecque, se fit connaître en épousant en 1199 Anna Ange (1185 1204 1212), fille …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Theodore II — can refer to:*Pope Theodore II *Theodore II Laskaris, Byzantine Emperor *Tewodros II of Ethiopia, Theodore II, Emperor of Ethiopia, 1855 1868 …   Wikipedia

  • Laskaris — The Laskaris or Lascaris ( el. Λάσκαρις) family was the dynasty ruling the Empire of Nicaea.Laskarid Emperors of Nicaea* 1204 1222 : Theodore I Laskaris * 1222 1254 : John III Doukas Vatatzes * 1254 1258 : Theodore II Laskaris * 1258 1261 : John… …   Wikipedia

  • Theodore I Lascaris — born с 1174 died November 1221, Nicaea, Nicaean empire First emperor of Nicaea, the Byzantine government in exile during the Crusaders occupation of Constantinople. He distinguished himself during the sieges of Constantinople in the Fourth… …   Universalium

  • Constantine Laskaris — Not to be confused with Constantine Lascaris. Constantine Laskaris Κωνσταντίνος Λάσκαρης Emperor of Nicaea (Byzantine Emperor in exile) Reign 1204–1205 Born ? Birthplace Constantinop …   Wikipedia

  • John IV Laskaris — John IV Doukas Laskaris or Ducas Lascaris (Greek: Ιωάννης Δ΄ Δούκας Λάσκαρις, Iōannēs IV Doukas Laskaris ), December 25 1250 ndash; c. 1305) was emperor of Nicaea from August 18, 1258 to December 25, 1261. This small empire was one of the Greek… …   Wikipedia

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