Talk:Alexander (Byzantine emperor)

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Why the III?[edit]

Does anyone know why Alexander III gets that ordinal? Is he in sequence with Alexander Severus and Domitius Alexander? --Jfruh 15:46, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Probably...or maybe there were some usurpers or co-emperors also named Alexander. I have a text book that just calls him "Alexander" though, so "Alexander (emperor)" should work well enough here. Adam Bishop 17:06, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Ah, but "Alexander of Byzantium" is probably not going to work...that implies he is from the ancient city of Byzantium. We moved all these articles away from that terminology years ago... Adam Bishop 16:53, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

Hi Adam. I thought that would work as disambiguation and would be consistent with the practice for other rulers (e.g., Harald III of Norway). Do you think "Alexander (emperor)" would work better (unless it's already linked to Severus Alexander)? I would be happy to move the page to another title, but let's agree on a satisfactory option. I cannot imagine how one can define this Alexander as the third. Second, maybe, as Severus Alexander was a legitimate emperor, but he is usually "Severus Alexander" even when his name is simplified (omitting other names). Imladjov 17:08, 2 June 2006 (UTC)
I just checked. "Alexander (emperor)", "Alexander (Byzantine)", and "Alexander (Byzantine emperor)" are all free. Any ideas or other suggestions? The Empress Theodora shows up as "Theodora (11th century)". Actually any such usage would require a disambiguation page. Imladjov 17:16, 2 June 2006 (UTC)
My vote would be for "Alexander (Byzantine emperor)". --Jfruh (talk) 17:21, 2 June 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, that would be my vote too. Adam Bishop 17:55, 2 June 2006 (UTC)
I would be happy with that. But how about the following slight variation: "Alexander, Byzantine Emperor" (by analogy with, e.g., Louis II, Holy Roman Emperor)? Imladjov 18:54, 2 June 2006 (UTC)
WOrks for me... --Jfruh (talk) 21:33, 2 June 2006 (UTC)
Hoping this would also work for Adam Bishop, I will move the page shortly. Imladjov 13:57, 3 June 2006 (UTC)
Yup, that's fine for me. Adam Bishop 17:27, 3 June 2006 (UTC)
Great, here it goes. Imladjov 17:53, 3 June 2006 (UTC)