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MICHAEL VI

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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 359 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MICHAEL VI., " the warlike," was already an old man when chosen by the empress Theodora as her successor shortly before her death in ro56. 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 (1057), who spent the rest of his life in a monastery.
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