Person:Leo VI the Wise (1)

Leo VI "the Wise" , Byzantine Emperor
b.19 Sep 866 Constantinople
d.11 May 912 Constantinople
  1. Leo VI "the Wise" , Byzantine Emperor
m. 883 or 884
  1. Evdokia
m. 893 or 894
  1. Anna of Byzantium
m. spring 900
  1. Unknown (26386)
Facts and Events
Name Leo VI "the Wise" , Byzantine Emperor
Alt Name[1] Λέων ΣΤ΄ ὁ Σοφός
Gender Male
Birth[2] 19 Sep 866 ConstantinopleHouse of Macedonians
Alt Birth[2] abt Sep 867
Marriage 883 or 884 ConstantinopleManaura
to Theophano Martiniake
Other 893 or 894 marriage repudiated
with Theophano Martiniake
Marriage 893 or 894 to Zoe Zaoutzaina
Marriage spring 900 to Eudokia Baïana
Marriage 9 Jan 906 to Zoe Karbonopsina
Death[2] 11 May 912 Constantinople
Reference Number? Q41618?

Disputed Lineages

Officially, Leo was the son of Basileios I and his wife Evdokia Ingerina, but Basileios seems to have suspected that in reality his father was Mikhael III. It is not possible to know for sure what the truth was.


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Leo VI, called the Wise or the Philosopher (Leōn VI ho Sophos, 19 September 866 – 11 May 912), was Byzantine Emperor from 886 to 912. The second ruler of the Macedonian dynasty (although his parentage is unclear), he was very well-read, leading to his epithet. During his reign, the renaissance of letters, begun by his predecessor Basil I, continued; but the Empire also saw several military defeats in the Balkans against Bulgaria and against the Arabs in Sicily and the Aegean. His reign also witnessed the formal discontinuation of several ancient Roman institutions, such as the Roman consul and Senate (in this period also known as the Byzantine Senate), which continued to exist in name only and lost much of their original functions and powers.

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References
  1. Leo VI the Wise, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 LEON, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.