Biography of Alejo III (¿-1210)

Emperor of Constantinople, died in 1210. He/She dethroned his brother Isaac and took his place in 1195. It was then dethroned by a son, aided by the Christians, and was to die in a convent in Nicaea, where Teodoro Lascaris locked his son-in-law. He/She it was who created the dignity of despot and gave the first rank after the emperor. The Princes of Wallachia have retained the title of hospodar, corruption of despot.