Emperor Constantine X
Constantine X (circa 1006-1067), surnamed Ducas, was Roman emperor of the East from 1059 to 1067. He was a typical representative of the civilian aristocracy. By deliberate neglect of the armed forces he reduced the Byzantine Empire to impotence when it was in mortal danger from Normans, Magyars, Uzes, and, most of all, Seljuk Turks. His policy made the disaster of Manzikert (1071), where the...
Emperor Petronius Maximus
Flavius Anicius Petronius Maximus became Roman Emperor in 455. At the age of 19 he was admitted to the council of Honorius, and in 420 held the office of city prefect, becoming consul in 433, and again in 443. After the murder of Valentinian III in 455, Maximus was chosen to succeed him, and married the widowed empress Eudoxia. She was in league with Genseric the Vandal, who sacked Rome. Maximus...