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The Byzantine Empire - Βασιλεία Ῥωμαίων, Basileia Rhōmaiōn

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The Byzantine Empire was the predominantly Greek-speaking Eastern Roman Empire throughout Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Known simply as the Roman Empire or Romania by its contemporaries, the empire was centered on the capital of Constantinople and was ruled by emperors in direct succession to the ancient Roman emperors after the collapse of the Western Roman Empire.

This project is to categories its inhabitants and their families, and standardise naming conventions.

Prominent Families

*Komnenos The Komnenoi originated in the village of Komne, near Philippopolis, Thrace. The Komnenos dynasty of Byzantine emperors was founded by Isaac I Komnenos

*Doukas The first branch of the family to achieve prominence was in the early 10th century with Andronikos Doukas who engaged in an unsuccessful rebellion and fled to baghdad, where he was killed

*Maleinos

*Gabras

*Argyros Argyros (Greek: Ἀργυρός, derived from ἄργυρος, "silver"), latinized as Argyrus, was the name of a prominent Byzantine family. They produced one Emperor, Romanos III, as well as other notables, including [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pothos_Argyros_(11th_century) Pothos Argyros, Catepan of Italy].

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RULERS OF BYZANTIUM

  • Arcadios 395 - 408
  • Theodosius II 408 - 450
  • Markianos 450 - 457
  • Leo I 457 - 474
  • Leo II 474
  • Zeno 474 - 476
  • Basiliskos 476 - 477
  • Zeno (restored) 477 - 491
  • Anastasios I 491 - 518

Justian family

  • Justinus I 518 - 527
  • Justinianus I "the Great" 527 - 565
  • Justinus II 565 - 578

Tiberian family

  • Tiberius II 578 - 582

Kappadocian family

  • Maurikios 582 - 602

Thrakian family

  • Phokas 602 - 610

Heraklian family

  • Héraklios 610 - 641
  • Héraklonas 641
  • Konstantinos III 641
  • Konstans II 641 - 668
  • Konstantinos IV 668 - 685
  • Justinianus II "Cut nose" 685 - 695

Leontian family

*   Leontios                                         695 - 698

Apsimar family

  • Tiberius III 698 - 705

Heraklian family

  • Justinianus II "Cut nose" 705 - 711

Bardenes family

  • Filippikos 711 - 713

Artemian family

  • Anastasios II 713 - 715

Theodosian family

  • Theodosios III 715 - 717

Isaurian family

  • Leo III 717 - 741
  • Konstantinos V 741 - 775
  • Leo IV "the Khazar" 775 - 780
 Irene                                            780 - 790, regent
  • Konstantinos VI 780 - 797
Irene                                            792 - 802

Pisidian family

  • Nikéforos I 802 - 811
  • Staurakios 811

Rangabe family

  • Michaél I 811 - 813

Armenian family

  • Leo V 813 - 820

Frygian family

  • Michaél II 820 - 829
  • Theofilos 829 - 842
 Theodora                                         842 - 856, regent
  • Michaél III "Mythistés" 842/856 - 867

Macedonian family

  • Basileos I 866 - 886
  • Leo VI 886 - 912
  • Alexandros 912 - 913
  • Konstantinos VII 913 - 959

Lekapénos family

  • Rómanos I "Lekapénos" 919 - 944
  • Christoforos 921 - 931

Macedonian family

  • Rómanos II 959 - 963

Fokas family

 Nikéforos II                                     963 - 969

Tzimicses family

 Ióannés I                                        969 - 976

Macedonian dynasty

  • Basileios II "Bulgar Slayer" 976 - 1025
  • Konstantinos VIII 976 - 1028
 Rómanos III Argyros                             1028 - 1034

Paphlagon family

 Michaél IV                                      1034 - 1041
 
 Michaél V                                       1041 - 1042

Macedonian dynasty

  • Theodora 1042
  • Zoé 1042
 Konstantinos IX "Monomachos"                    1042 - 1055

Macedonian dynasty

  • Theodora 1055 - 1056

Stratioticus family

 Michaél VI                                      1056 - 1057

Komnenos family

  • Isaakios I 1057 - 1059

Dukas family

  • Konstantinos X 1059 - 1067

Dalassena family

 Eudokia                                         1067

Diogenes family

 Rómanos V                                       1067 - 1071

Dukas family

  • Michaél VII "Parapinaces" 1071 - 1078

Botaneiates family

 Nikéforos III                                   1078 - 1081

Komnenos family

  • Alexios I 1081 - 1118
  • Ióannés II 1118 - 1143
  • Manuél I 1143 - 1180
  • Alexios II 1180 - 1183
  • Andronikos I 1183 - 1185

Angelos family

  • Issakios II 1185 - 1195
  • Alexios III 1195 - 1203
  • Issakios II 1203 - 1204 with
  • Alexios IV 1203 - 1204

Dukas family

 Alexios V                                       1204

Laskaris family

  • Théodoros I Laskaris 1204 - 1222

Batatzes family

  • Ióannés III Dukas Batatzes 1222 - 1254 in Nicea
  • Théodoros II 1254 - 1258
  • Ióannés IV 1254 - 1261

Palaiologos family

  • Michaél VIII 1261 - 1282
  • Andronikos II 1282 - 1328
  • Michaél IX 1295 - 1320
  • Andronikos III 1325 - 1341
  • Ióannés V 1341 - 1376

Kantakuzenos family

  • Ióannés VI 1347 - 1354
  • Matthias 1353 - 1357

Palaiologos family

  • Andronikos IV 1376 - 1379
  • Ióannés V 1379 - 1391
  • Ióannés VII 1390
  • Ióannés V 1390 - 1391
  • Manuel II 1391 - 1425
  • Ióannés VII 1399 - 1402/08
  • Andronikos V - 1408
  • Ióannés VIII 1425 - 1448
  • Konstantinos XI Dragasés 1448 - 1453