The Byzantine Empire (purple) in 1180 . Byzantine Thessaloniki . Manuel Komnenos oli Johannes II Komnenoksen ja unkarilaisen prinsessan Piroskan (myöhemmin Irene) neljäs poika. Manuel Erotikos Komnenos (Greek Μανουήλ Ερωτικός Κομνηνός) was a Byzantine military leader under Basil II, and the first fully documented ancestor of the Komnenos dynasty. Isaac I Komnenos, a Stratopedarch of the East under Michael VI, founded the Komnenos dynasty of Byzantine emperors. from 1143 1180. Andronikos I Komnenos as Byzantine emperor . Marie of Antioch, a very pretty French Princess, was the second wife of Manuel I Komnenos. Manuel Erotikos Komnenos was the father of Isaac I Komnenos (reigned 1057-1059) and grandfather, through Isaac’s younger brother John Komnenos, of Alexios I Komnenos (reigned 1081-1118). Emperor (q.v.) 61 Regel, W., Fontes rerum byzantinarum: Rhetorum saeculi XII orationes politicae, 2 vols. Massacre of the Latins in Constantinople, 1182 . He married two western princesses (Bertha of Sulzbach [q.v.] 1.1. Perimäjärjestyksen vuoksi oli hyvin epätodennäköistä, että Manuelista olisi tullut isänsä seuraaja hallitsijana. (St. Petersburg 1892 –1917) II, 191–228, at 212–13, cited after Magdalino, The Empire of Manuel I Komnenos, 487–8. and Maria ofAntioch), awarded civil and military posts to Latins, and even participated in knightly tournaments Komnenos (Greek: Κομνηνός; Latinized Comnenus; plural Komnenoi or Comneni (Κομνηνοί, )) is a noble family who ruled the Byzantine Empire from 1081 to 1185, and later, as the Grand Komnenoi (Μεγαλοκομνηνοί, Megalokomnenoi) founded and ruled the Empire of Trebizond (1204–1461). Manuel Komnenos, (d. 1025), Solider from Comne, near Adrianople, later General of Emperor Basil II, granted lands in Castamon, Paphlagonia, married with issue. John II Komnenos “the Handsome” was emperor of the Byzantine Empire from 1118 CE to 1143 CE. Alexios II Komnenos (r. 1180-1183), son of Manuel I and Maria of Antioch . Basil II the Bulgar Slayer and Never-Married, probably gay. Founding the dynasty. Died in his bed and got the last available tomb in Constantine's Mausoleum in the Church of the Holy Apostles. When Manuel died, he was succeeded by his young son Alexios II Komnenos, who was under the guardianship of the empress Maria. Manuel Komnenos (Greek: Μανουήλ Κομνηνός, romanized: Manouēl Komnēnos; 1145–1185?) [3] His maternal grandfather was St. Ladislaus . Isaac I Komnenos, (1005-1061), Byzantine Emperor, (r 1057-1061) , married to Princess Ekaterina of Bulgaria , (d/o Ivan Vladislav) , with issue. Manuel Komnenos was the fourth son of John II Komnenos and Piroska of Hungary, so it seemed very unlikely that he would succeed his father. Emperor Andronikos I Komnenos (r. 1183-1185), cousin of Manuel I . 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