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Michael VI

Michael VI Stratioticus, "the warlike," was Byzantine emperor from 1056 to 1057. He was already an old man when chosen by the empress Theodora as her successor shortly before her death in 1056.

He was unable to check the disaffection of the feudal aristocracy, who combined with an officer named Isaac Comnenus to depose him. After a successful battle in Phrygia, the rebels had no difficulty in dethroning Michael in 1057, who spent the rest of his life in a monastery.

This entry was originally from the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.

Preceded by:
Byzantine emperors Followed by:
Isaac I