Basil I the Macedonian, Emperor of the Byzantine Empire

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Βασίλειος Α', αυτοκράτωρ του Βυζαντίου

Nicknames: "o Macedônia", "Βασίλειος Α΄ο Μακεδών", "император Василий I Македонец", "Βασίλειος Α' της Μακεδονίας", "Basile", "The Macedonian"
Birthplace: Charioupolis, Macedonia
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Church of the Holy Apostles, Istanbul Province, Istanbul, Turkey
Immediate Family:

Son of N.N.; Konstantinos Emperor of the Byzantine Empire and Pankalo
Husband of Eudokia Ingerina, Byzantine Empress and Thekla
Father of Leo VI 'The Wise', Byzantine Emperor; Anastasia Mamikonid; Constantine; Gregoria and Alexandros III, Byzantine Emperor

Occupation: Empereur d'Orient et de Constantinople (867-886), Empereur d'Orient (41e, 866-886), emperor 867-886, Emperor of Byzantium, Byzantine Emperor
Managed by: Nathan De Graw
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About Βασίλειος Α', αυτοκράτωρ του Βυζαντίου


Basil I, called the Macedonian (Greek: Βασίλειος ὁ Μακεδών, Basíleios hō Makedṓn; 830/835 – 29 August 886) was a Byzantine emperor of Armenian origin, who reigned from 867 to 886. Born a simple peasant in Thrace, he rose in the imperial court, and usurped the imperial throne from Michael III. Despite his humble origins, he showed great ability in running the affairs of state, leading a revival of imperial power and to a renaissance of Byzantine art. He was perceived by the Byzantines as one of their greatest emperors, and the dynasty he founded, the Macedonian (Greek: Μακεδονική δυναστεία), ruled over what is regarded as Byzantium's most glorious and prosperous era.

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Адрианопол, Одринска Трякия, Византия -------------------- Basil I 'the Macedonian', Emperor of Constantinople held the office of Co-regent of Constantinople in 866. He gained the title of Emperor Basil I of Constantinople in 867 -------------------- The family of Basile Ier de MACÉDOINE and ..

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Basil I the Macedonian, Emperor of the Byzantine Empire's Timeline

Charioupolis, Macedonia
Age 48
Makedhonia, Greece
Age 51
(Byzantium), (Constantinople), Istanbul, Turkey
Age 52
Age 52
Age 52
Age 52
Constantinople, Turkey
September 19, 866
Age 53
Constantinople, Eastern Roman Empire
Age 57
Of, Constantinople, Constantinople, Turkey
August 29, 886
Age 73