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
Death[1] 11 Nov 1028
Reference Number[1] Q41663?
Alt Death[2] 15 Nov 1028


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Constantine VIII (Kōnstantinos VIII) (960 – 11 November 1028) was the Byzantine Emperor from 15 December 1025 until his death in 1028. He was the son of Emperor Romanos II and Empress Theophano. He was nominal co-emperor for 63 years from 962, successively with his father, his stepfather Nikephoros II Phokas, his uncle John I Tzimiskes, and his elder brother Basil II.

Basil II died childless in 1025 and thus left the rule of the Byzantine Empire in Constantine's hands. Constantine had no interest in politics, statecraft or the military. His brief reign is said to have been "an unmitigated disaster", sparking "a collapse of the military power of the Empire".

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Constantine VIII, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 KONSTANTINOS, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.