|Protostrator Manuel Kamytzes|
Protostrator Manuel Kamytzes is a vassal of the Bulgarian Tsardom.
Historical Background Edit
Protostrator Manuel Kamytzes is a Roman general in a loose Bulgarian service. He is of imperial descent and a first cousin of Basileos Alexios III Angelos. As such, he was given the rank of protostrator - second-in-command of the whole imperial army, after the megas domestikos (equal to the Western marshal).
In 1198 he was captured by Despot Ivanko, who sent him as a hostage to Tsar Kaloyan. Instead of paying his ransom, the Roman emperor confiscated all his properties. After being paid off by his son-in-law, Sevast Dobromir Hris, the enfuriated general started attacking the empire's lands in Thessaly, with the support of the Bulgarian tsar. In 1201-1202 the emperor's troops managed to separate him from Dobromir Hris, defeat him and capture him. Nothing is known of his further fate.
More information about him can be found on his Wikipedia page.