Patriarch Paul II of Constantinople
Paul II was the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from 641 to 653. He assumed regency for Byzantine emperor Constans II after a succession crisis in 641.
Pope Benedict II
Pope Benedict II (Latin: Benedictus II; 635 – 8 May 685) was Pope from 26 June 684 to his death in 685.He succeeded Leo II. Although chosen in 683, he was not ordained until 684 because the permis...
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Theodore (brother of Heraclius)
Theodore (Latin: Theodorus, Greek: Θεόδωρος; fl. c. 610 – 636) was the brother (or half-brother) of the Byzantine emperor Heraclius (r. 610–641), a curopalates and leading general in Heraclius...
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Patriarch Peter of Constantinople
Peter was the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from 654 to 666. He was condemned as an heretic in the Third Council of Constantinople.
Peter (curopalates)
Petrus (Greek: Πέτρος, Petros, also known as Peter in English (c. 545 in Arabissus, Cappadocia – 27 November 602 in Constantinople or Chalcedon) was a brother of the Byzantine Emperor Mauric...
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Plato (exarch)
Plato (Greek: Πλάτων, fl. 645–653) was the Exarch of Ravenna from 645 to 649. He is known primarily for his monothelitism and his opposition to the Pope Theodore I. He convinced the Patriarc...
Pope Boniface IV
Pope Boniface IV (Latin: Bonifatius IV; c. 550 – 25 May 615) was Pope from 25 September 608 to his death in 615. He is venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church.
Son of Johannes, "a physicia...
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John of Antioch (chronicler)
John of Antioch was a 7th-century chronicler, who wrote in Greek. He was a monk, apparently contemporary with Emperor Heraclius (610–41). Gelzer (Sextus Julius Africanus, 41) identifies the auth...
Saborios
Saborios or Saborius (Greek: Σαβώριος) was a Byzantine general who rose in revolt against Emperor Constans II (r. 641–668) in 667–668. He sought and obtained the aid of the Caliph Muawiyah I (r. 6...
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John Moschus
John Moschus (Greek: Ιωάννης Μόσχος, c. 550 – 619; name from the Ancient Greek: ὁ τοῦ Μόσχου o tou Moschou "son of Moschos", was a Byzantine monk and ascetical writer.
He was bo...
Mjej II Gnuni
Mzhezh or Mjej Gnuni (Armenian: Մժէժ Գնունի, Mžēž Gnuni), was an Armenian sparapet of Byzantine Armenia.Initially serving under Heraclius, the contingent of Armenian troops under his command were...
Pope Damian of Alexandria
Pope Damian of Alexandria, 35th Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark.Originally from Syria, where his brother was a prefect in Edessa, he became a monk in his early years and spen...
Comentiolus (brother of Phocas)
Comentiolus or Komentiolos (Greek: Κομεντίολος; died 610/611) was the brother of the Byzantine emperor Phocas (r. 602–610).Nothing is known of his early life except that he was the son of Domentzi...
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Constantina (empress)
Constantina (ca. 560 – ca. 605) was the Empress consort of Maurice of the Byzantine Empire. She was a daughter of Tiberius II Constantine and his wife Ino Anastasia. Her parentage was recorded i...
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Patriarch Constantine I of Constantinople
Constantine I was the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from 675 to 677.
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Eleutherius (exarch)
Eleutherius (died 620) was Exarch of Ravenna (615–619). A eunuch, he succeeded John I as exarch.Early in his reign, nearly the entire exarchate was unstable. In Ravenna, there was obvious discontent w...
Sophronius of Jerusalem
Sophronius (c. 560 – March 11, 638; Greek: Σωφρόνιος) was the Patriarch of Jerusalem from 634 until his death, and is venerated as a saint in the Catholic and the Eastern Orthodox Churches. Before ris...
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Antipope Paschal
Paschal was a rival with Theodore for Pope following the death of Pope Conon (21 September 687), and thus is considered an antipope of the Roman Catholic Church.Prior to the disputed election, Paschal...
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Pope Gregory I
Pope Gregory I (Latin: Gregorius I; c. 540 – 12 March 604), commonly known as Saint Gregory the Great, was Pope from 3 September 590 to his death in 604. Gregory is well known for his writings, w...
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Priscus (general)
Priscus or Priskos (Greek: Πρῖσκος; died 613) was a leading East Roman (Byzantine) general during the reigns of the Byzantine emperors Maurice (reigned 582–602), Phocas (r. 602–610) and Heraclius ...
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Heraclius (brother of Tiberius III)
Heraclius (Greek: Ἡράκλειος, Herakleios) was the brother of the Byzantine emperor Tiberius III (r. 698–705) and the Byzantine Empire's leading general during his reign. He scored a number of victo...
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Basil of Naples
Basil was the first Duke of Naples from 661 to 666. Neapolitan by birth, soldier of the Byzantine Empire by trade, he was nominated by the emperor Constans II to be dux Campaniae in 661.
Pope Anastasius of Alexandria
Pope Anastasius of Alexandria, 36th Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark. During his reign, despite being personally barred from the city of Alexandria, he met with the Patriarch ...
Valentinus (usurper)
Valentinus (Greek: Οὐαλεντῖνος/Βαλεντῖνος) (died 644) was a Byzantine general and usurper.
According to Sebeos, Valentinus was of Armenian origin, being descended from the royal Arsacid clan. ...
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Andrew of Crete
For the martyr of 766 of the same name, see Andrew of Crete (martyr).Saint Andrew of Crete (Greek: Ἀνδρέας Κρήτης, c. 650 – July 4, 712 or 726 or 740), also known as Andrew of Jerusalem, was an 8t...
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John Athalarichos
John Athalarichos (Greek: Ἰωάννης Ἀθαλάριχος), also spelled as Atalarichos, Athalaric, and At'alarik, was an illegitimate son of the 7th century Byzantine Emperor Heraclius. In 637, he was alleg...
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Theophilus Protospatharius
Theophilus Protospatharius (Greek: Θεόφιλος Πρωτοσπαθάριος; c. 7th century) was the author of several extant Greek medical works of uncertain status, either from Philaretus or Philotheus. Nothing ...
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John of Conza
John of Conza or Compsa (Latin: Ioannes Compsinus/Consinus, fl. ca. 615/618). He was a native of Compsa (modern Conza della Campania). Taking advantage of the turmoil in the Exarchate of Ravenna a...