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Constantine IX, Monomachos

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Type of entity


Authorized form of name

Constantine IX, Monomachos

Parallel form(s) of name

  • Constantine IX

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

  • Constantine IX Monomachos

Other form(s) of name

  • Kōnstantinos IX, Monomachos

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Dates of existence

approximately 1000-1055


Byzantine emperor, 1042 - 1055. "From a distinguished family, Constantine was exiled to Mytilene by Michael IV. He was recalled to wed Zoe (11 June 1042) and crowned the next day; their mosaic portraits survive in Hagia Sophia, Constantinople. He enjoyed the support of the commercial classes of Constantinople; leading merchants became senators. He also gathered around him such intellectuals as future Patr. Constantine (III) Leichoudes, future Patr. John (VIII) Xiphilinos, Michael Psellos, and John Mauropous, whose epigrams describe two images of Constantine. A law school was established under Xiphilinos, and Psellos became Hypatos Ton Philosophon..." -Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium


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Description identifier

US LCNAF no2006102325

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Rules and/or conventions used

ISAAR (CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families



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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

This record was created by Jessica Cebra on December 1, 2015.




LCNAF: http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2006102325
Brand, Charles M. and Anthony Cutler, "Constantine IX Monomachos," Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium, Oxford University Press, 1991, http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780195046526.001.0001/acref-9780195046526-e-1214

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