Basileos Skleros, Magistros

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Basileos Skleros, Magistros

Birthplace: Constantinople, Byzantine Empire
Death: after 1033
Immediate Family:

Son of Romanos Skleros and Dadlallah Hamdanid of Mosul
Husband of Pulcheria Argyropoulina, princess of Byzantium
Father of Helen Monamachos
Brother of ... Skleros

Occupation: Magister c. 1028
Managed by: Bo Garsteen
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About Basileos Skleros, Magistros


1. BASILEIOS Skleros (-after 1033). Cedrenus records that Emperor Konstantinos VIII, after his accession (in 1025), sent "Romani Sclyri filio, patricio Basilio" against "Prusianum Bulgarorum magistrum ac bucellariorum præfectum"[1449]. A seal dated to [1025] names "Basileios Skleros patrikios"[1450]. A seal dated to [1025/55] names "Basileios Skleros, magistros vestes and strategos of Anatolikon"[1451]. Cedrenus records that Emperor Romanos Argyros installed "Romanum Sclerum" (presumably an error for "Basilium"), blinded by Emperor Konstantinos VIII, as magister[1452]. Psellos records that he was blinded[1453]. Cedrenus records that "Basileus…Skleros…sororis imperatoris maritus…magister" was sent into exile "cum uxore", dated to [1033][1454].

m POULCHERIA Argyre, sister of Emperor ROMANOS III, daughter of --- Argyros & his wife --- (-[1033/34]). Cedrenus records that "Romanum Sclerum" was "sororis suæ maritum" (referring to Emperor Romanos Argyros)[1455]. Psellos names "Pulcheria, the emperor's sister, a woman of great spirit…who contributed not a little to her brother's success", when recording that she controlled the over-spending of her brother's second wife[1456]. Psellos records that "his sister Pulcheria" was enraged by Empress Zoe's love affair with Mikhael, but that she "died not long after"[1457]. Her husband's name is confirmed by Psellos when he records the second marriage of Konstantinos Monomakhos, arranged by Romanos Argyros before he became emperor, to "the daughter of his sister Pulcheria, who in the past had been married to Basil Sclerus"[1458]. This text implies that the marriage was terminated.

Basileios Skleros & his wife had one child:

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Constantinople, Byzantine Empire
Constantinople, Byzantine Empire
Age 53