Byzantine Empire Doukid dynasty
Reign of Michael VII Doukas
Depiction of Michael VII Doukas on the back of the Holy Crown of Hungary
1071 Jan 1

Reign of Michael VII Doukas

İstanbul, Turkey

Michael VII Doukas (Greek: Μιχαήλ Ζ΄ Δούκας), nicknamed Parapinakes (Greek: Παραπινάκης, lit. "minus a quarter", with reference to the devaluation of the Byzantine currency under his rule), was Byzantine emperor from 1071 to 1078.