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Michael VI

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Michael VI Stratioticus, "the warlike," was Byzantine emperor (1056 - 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.

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Preceded by:
Theodora
Byzantine Emperor
Succeeded by:
Isaac I Comnenus

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