Person:Constantine VIII (1)

Constantine VIII _____
d.11 Nov 1028
Facts and Events
Name Constantine VIII _____
Alt Name[1] Κωνσταντίνος Η΄ _____
Gender Male
Alt Birth[1] 960
Birth[2] 961 ConstantinopleHouse of Macedonians
Marriage to Helena _____, daughter of Alypius
Death[1] 11 Nov 1028
Alt Death[2] 15 Nov 1028
Reference Number[1] Q41663?

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Constantine VIII Porphyrogenitus (Kōnstantinos Porphyrogénnetos; 960 – 11/12 November 1028) was de jure Byzantine emperor from 962 until his death. He was the younger son of Emperor Romanos II and Empress Theophano. He was nominal co-emperor for 63 years (longer than any other), successively with his father; stepfather, Nikephoros II Phokas; uncle, John I Tzimiskes; and brother, Basil II. Basil’s death in 1025 left Constantine as sole emperor.

Constantine displayed a lifelong lack of interest in politics, statecraft and the military, and during his brief sole reign the government of the Byzantine Empire suffered from mismanagement and neglect. He had no sons and was instead succeeded by Romanos Argyros, husband of his daughter Zoë.

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