Baldwin of Flanders
The late count of Flanders and Hainaut, as well as the first Latin Emperor of Byzantium. Baldwin was noted for his valour, piety, and talent for negotiating the pitfalls of continental politics. He died in 1205, a prisoner of the Tsar of Bulgaria.
Alexius IV Angelus
The exiled son of deposed Emperor Isaac II, Alexius Angelus managed to divert the 4th Crusade to Constantinople in order to place himself on the throne. Undone by his own arrogance, he was soon deposed and slain by the machinations of Alexius V Ducas.
Alexius V Ducas
The last emperor of Constantinople in the months prior to the Great Sack of 1204, this unfortunate intriguer fled in its wake. He was eventually betrayed, returned to the city, and executed by the new Latin order.
Isaac II Angelus
This ill-fated man was emperor of Byzantium between 1182-1195, and then briefly once more in 1203-1204. Deposed, blinded, reinstated and used by more wilful and ruthless men, he died a pathetic, fearful, ruined shell of the man he once was...