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Romanus III, 12 November 1028 - 11 April 1034 A.D.
Romanus III was the husband of Zoe, the daughter of Constantine VII, the man Romanus succeeded as emperor. He appears to have thought a lot of himself and his abilities, but in fact, he was inept, corrupt and self-absorbed. His government was filled with corruption and mismanagement. He made the mistake of ignoring his wife, which proved fatal. He was poisoned and drowned, probably by "a woman scorned."