Author(s) : Vougiouklaki Penelope (27/11/2003)Translation : Andriopoulou Vera
For citation: Vougiouklaki Penelope, "David Komnenos",Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Asia MinorURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=7645>
Member of the Komnenoi family and co-founder of the Empire of Trebizond. In 1204 David and his brother Alexios I Grand Komnenos (1204-1222) occupied Trebizond and founded an empire, supported by Thamar, queen of Georgia. He then attempted, without success, to expand the borders of the Empire of Trebizond to the west, allying himself with the Latin emperor of Constantinople against Theodore I Laskaris of Nicaea. He became a monk in Sinope in 1208 and lived there until his death in 1212.
general (strategos) (1204-1207/1208), monk (1208-1212)
Date and Place of Death
13 December 1212, Sinope
Date and Place of Birth
1. From Constantinople to Trebizond
2. From Trebizond to Sinope
3. David’s military expeditions
4. Dispute between David and Theodore I Laskaris in the subject of ecclesiastical policy
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