Basil II

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Painting of Basil II, from an 11th century manuscript.

Basil II[1] (958December 15 1025), was a Byzantine emperor from the Macedonian dynasty from January 10 976 to December 15, 1025. Under his reign, the Byzantine Empire reached its greatest height in nearly five centuries.

Bibliography[change | edit source]

  • (primary source) Michael Psellus, Chronographia
  • The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium, Oxford University Press, 1991

References[change | edit source]

  1. Greek: Βασίλειος Β΄ Βουλγαροκτόνος, Basileios II Boulgaroktonos i.e "the Bulgar-slayer", also known as Basil II the Bulgar-Slayer and Basil the Young

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Preceded by
Romanos II
Byzantine Emperor
963
Succeeded by
Nikephoros II
Preceded by
John I
Byzantine Emperor
9761025
Succeeded by
Constantine VIII