Constantine VII

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Constantine VII
Emperor of the Byzantine Empire
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Constantine and his mother Zoë.
ReignCo-emperor 908 - 945
Emperor January 27, 945 - November 9, 959
Full nameConstantine Porphyrogenitus
(Born of the Purple Room)
BornSeptember 2, 905
DiedNovember 9, 959
PredecessorAlexander
SuccessorRomanos II
WifeHelena Lekapene
ChildrenRomanos II
Theodroa
DynastyMacedonian dynasty
FatherLeo VI
MotherZoe Karbonopsina

Constantine VII Porphyrogennetos or Porphyrogenitus, "the Purple-born" ([Κωνσταντίνος Ζ΄ Πορφυρογέννητος, Kōnstantinos VII Porphyrogennētos] error: {{lang-xx}}: text has italic markup (help)), (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.