Michael Psellos

Michael Psellos or Psellus (Greek: Μιχαὴλ Ψελλός, translit. Michaḗl Psellós, Byzantine Greek: [mixaˈil pseˈlːos]) was a Byzantine Greek monk, savant, writer, philosopher, politician and historian. He was born in 1017 or 1018, and is believed to have died in 1078, although it has also been maintained that he remained alive until 1096.

Michael Psellos (left) with his student, Byzantine Emperor Michael VII Doukas.