Person:Leo I the Thracian (1)

Leo I the Thracian _____
d.18 Jan 474
Facts and Events
Name Leo I the Thracian _____
Gender Male
Birth[1] 401
Marriage to Verina _____
Death[1] 18 Jan 474
Reference Number? Q183776?

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Leo I (; 401 – 18 January 474) was Eastern Roman Emperor from 457 to 474. A native of Dacia Aureliana near historic Thrace, he was known as Leo the Thracian (Greek: Leōn ho Thrax).

Ruling the Eastern Empire for nearly 20 years, Leo proved to be a capable ruler. He oversaw many ambitious political and military plans, aimed mostly at aiding the faltering Western Roman Empire and recovering its former territories. He is notable for being the first Eastern Emperor to legislate in Greek rather than Latin.

He is commemorated as a Saint in the Orthodox Church, with his feast day on January 20.

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