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Constantine IX Monomachos
Emperor and Autocrat of the Romans
A mosaic with a background of gold showing a bearded Constantine wearing a crown and jeweled robes holding a small bag in his hands which is tied at the top
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
Successor Theodora Porphyrogenita
Co-empresses Zoë Porphyrogenita
Theodora Porphyrogenita
Born c. 1000
Antioch
Died 11 January 1055 (aged 54–55)
Constantinople
Burial Monastery of Mangana, Constantinople
Spouse Two unknown wives
Zoë Porphyrogenita
Dynasty Macedonian (by marriage)
Monomachos family
Father Theodosios Monomachos

Constantine IX Monomachos, Latinized as Monomachus (Medieval Greek: Κωνσταντῖνος Θ΄ Μονομάχος, romanized: Kōnstantinos IX Monomachos ; 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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