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|Emperor and Autocrat of the Romans|
Mosaic of Emperor Constantine IX at the Hagia Sophia
|Emperor of the Byzantine Empire|
|Reign||11 June 1042 – 11 January 1055|
|Coronation||12 June 1042|
|Predecessor||Zoë Porphyrogenita and Theodora Porphyrogenita|
|Died||11 January 1055 (aged 54–55)
|Burial||Monastery of Mangana, Constantinople|
|Spouse||Two unknown wives
|Dynasty||Macedonian (by marriage)
Constantine IX Monomachos, Latinized as Monomachus (Medieval Greek: Κωνσταντῖνος Θ΄ Μονομάχος, romanized: Kōnstantinos IX Monomachoscode: grc is deprecated ; c. 1000 – 11 January 1055), reigned as Byzantine emperor from 11 June 1042 to 11 January 1055. He had been chosen by Zoë Porphyrogenita as a husband and co-emperor in 1042, although he had been exiled for conspiring against her previous husband, Emperor Michael IV the Paphlagonian. They ruled together until Zoë died in 1050.
During Constantine's reign, the Byzantine Empire fought wars against groups which included the Kievan Rus' and the Seljuq Turks. In the year before his death, the split between the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches took place.
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