Constantine VII

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Constantine VII
Emperor of the Byzantine Empire
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Constantine and his mother Zoë.
Reign Co-emperor 908 - 945

Emperor January 27, 945 - November 9, 959

Full name Constantine Porphyrogenitus

(Born of the Purple Room)

Born September 2, 905
Died November 9, 959
Predecessor Alexander
Successor Romanos II
Wife Helena Lekapene
Children Romanos II

Theodroa

Dynasty Macedonian dynasty
Father Leo VI
Mother Zoe Karbonopsina

Constantine VII Porphyrogennetos or Porphyrogenitus, "the Purple-born" (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Ζ΄ Πορφυρογέννητος, Kōnstantinos VII Porphyrogennētos), (September 2, 905 – November 9, 959) was the son of the Byzantine emperor Leo VI and his fourth wife Zoe Karbonopsina. He was also the nephew of the Emperor Alexander. He wrote two descriptive books, De Administrando Imperio and De Ceremoniis.