Justa (rebel)
Justa (or Justasa and Justasus) was elected by Samaritans as their king during the 484 CE Samaritan revolt. Following his ascent in Samaria, he moved on Caesarea, where a noteworthy Samaritan communit...
Arsaber
Arsaber (Greek: Ἀρσαβήρ, from Armenian Arshavir), was a Byzantine noble who attempted an unsuccessful usurpation of the Byzantine imperial throne in 808.
Arsaber was a noble of Armenian origin...
George Maniakes
George Maniakes (Greek: Γεώργιος Μανιάκης, transliterated as Georgios Maniaces, Maniakis, or Maniaches, Italian: Giorgio Maniace) (died 1043) was a prominent Byzantine Greek general during the...
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Roussel de Bailleul
Roussel de Bailleul (also ) (died 1077), also known as Phrangopoulos (literally "son-of-a-Frank"), was a Norman adventurer (or exile) who travelled to Byzantium and there received employ as a soldier ...
Tribigild
Tribigild (fl. 399) was an Ostrogothic general whose rebellion against the Eastern Roman Empire precipitated a major political crisis during the reign of Emperor Arcadius.Tribigild appears in the hist...
Calocaerus
Calocaerus (died 334) was a Roman usurper against Emperor Constantine I.Calocaerus was Magister pecoris camelorum ("Lord of the sheep and camels") in Cyprus. In 333–334 he revolted, proclaiming himsel...
Arsaces (conspirator)
Arsaces was a Byzantine conspirator against Emperor Justinian I (r. 527–565). He was the instigator of Artabanes's conspiracy. The main source about him is Procopius.
Arsaces was an Armenian and a...
John Vatatzes (megas stratopedarches)
John Vatatzes or Batatzes (Greek: Ἰωάννης Βατάτζης, died 1345) was a Byzantine official and magnate active in the second quarter of the 14th century, playing a prominent role in the Byzantine civi...
Procopius Anthemius
Flavius Procopius Anthemius (fl. 469–515 AD) was a politician of the Eastern Roman Empire, son of Western Roman Emperor Anthemius.
Procopius was the son of Anthemius and of Marcia Euphemia, daught...
John Komnenos Vatatzes
John Komnenos Vatatzes, (Greek: Ἱωάννης Κομνηνός Βατάτζης), or simply John Komnenos or John Vatatzes (the transliteration 'Batatzes' is also employed) in the sources, was a major military and poli...
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Manuel Maurozomes
Manuel Komnenos Maurozomes (Greek: Μανουήλ Κομνηνός Μαυροζώμης; died ca. 1230) was a Byzantine nobleman who in the aftermath of the Fourth Crusade tried to found an independent principality in Phr...
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Eustathios Maleinos
Eustathios Maleinos (Greek: Εὐστάθιος Μαλεΐνος) was a leading Byzantine general and one of the wealthiest and most influential members of the Anatolian military aristocracy during the late 10th ce...
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Illus
Illus (died 488) was a Byzantine general, who played an important role in the reigns of the Byzantine Emperors Zeno and Basiliscus.Illus supported the revolt of Basiliscus against Zeno, then switched ...
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John Spyridonakes
John Spyridonakes (Greek: Ἰωάννης Σπυριδωνάκης, fl. ca. 1195–1201) was a Byzantine governor and rebel in the region of Macedonia during the reign of Emperor Alexios III Angelos (r. 1195–1203...
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Kalokyros Delphinas
Kalokyros Delphinas (Greek: Καλοκυρός Δελφινάς, fl. ca. 982–989) was a Byzantine general and Catepan of Italy, who later rebelled against Emperor Basil II (r. 976–1025) and was executed.
The a...
Gennadius (7th century)
Gennadius (Greek: Γεννάδιος, died c. 665), sometimes referred to as Gennadius II (his 6th-century predecessor being Gennadius I), was a Byzantine general who exercised the role of Exarch of Africa...
Manuel the Armenian
Manuel the Armenian was a prominent Byzantine general of Armenian origin, active from circa 810 until his death. After reaching the highest military ranks, a palace conspiracy forced him to seek refug...
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Nikephoros Bryennios (ethnarch)
Nikephoros Bryennios (Greek: Νικηφόρος Βρυέννιος), Latinized as Nicephorus Bryennius, was an important Byzantine general who was involved in rebellions against the empress Theodora and later the e...
Theodore Gabras
Theodore Gabras (Greek: Θεόδωρος Γαβρᾶς) was a Byzantine governor in the Pontus who was involved in a minor unsuccessful rebellion against the Emperor Alexios I Komnenos around the year 1091. Theo...
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Leo Phokas the Elder
Leo Phokas (Greek: Λέων Φωκᾶς, fl. 910s) was an early 10th-century Byzantine general of the noble Phokas clan. As Domestic of the Schools, the Byzantine army's commander-in-chief, he led a l...
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Ablabius (assassin)
Ablabius (Greek: Αβλάβιος) was a Byzantine would-be assassin, known for a failed attempt to kill Emperor Justinian I (r. 527–565) in 562. The main sources about him are John Malalas and Theophanes...
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Vitalian (general)
Vitalian (Latin: Flavius Vitalianus, Greek: Βιταλιανός; died 520) was a general of the East Roman (Byzantine) Empire. A native of Moesia in the northern Balkans, and probably of mixed Roman an...
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Nikoulitzas Delphinas
Nikoulitzas Delphinas (Greek: Νικουλιτζάς Δελφινάς) was an 11th-century Byzantine magnate and local lord of Larissa, in Thessaly. He took part in a revolt initiated by the Vlachs of Thessaly in 10...
Alexander (supporter of Phocas)
Alexander (Greek: Ἀλέξανδρος; died 602) was a Byzantine rebel against emperor Maurice (r. 582-602) and leading supporter of emperor Phocas (r. 602-610). He is better known for executing the co-emp...
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Samaritan Revolts
The Samaritan Revolts were a series of insurrections during the 5th and 6th centuries in Palaestina Prima province, launched by the Samaritans against the Byzantine Empire. The revolts were marked by...
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Romulus (son of Anthemius)
Romulus (fl. 469–479 AD) was a member of the House of Theodosius, son of Western Roman Emperor Anthemius.
Romulus was the son of Anthemius (Western Roman Emperor in 467-472) and of Marcia Euphemia...
Maurikios Chartoularios
Maurikios Chartoularios (Greek: Μαυρίκιος ὀ χαρτουλάριος), Latinized as Mauricius Chartularius (died 643 at Ravenna), was a Byzantine rebel in Italy.In 638 the Byzantine Emperor Heraclius (r. 610–...
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