Alexios III Angelos
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Who is Alexios III Angelos?
Alexios III Angelos was Byzantine Emperor from 1195 to 1203. A member of the extended Imperial family, Alexios came to throne after deposing his brother in 1195. The most significant event of his reign was the attack of the Fourth Crusade on Constantinople in 1203, on behalf of Alexios IV Angelos. Alexios III took over the defence of the city, which he mismanaged, then fled the city at night with one of his three daughters. From Adrianople, and then Mosynopolis, he unsuccessfully attempted to rally his supporters, only to end up a captive of Marquis Boniface of Montferrat. He was ransomed, sent to Asia Minor where he plotted against his son-in-law Theodore Laskaris, but was eventually arrested and spent his last days confined to the Monastery of Hyakinthos in Nicaea, where he died.
- also known as 阿历克塞三世
- born in (863 years ago), child of Andronikos Angelos
- religion: Eastern Christianity, Orthodox Christianity
- profession: Eastern roman emperor
- Marriage with Euphrosyne Doukaina Kamatera
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- died in (805 years ago)
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