Twenty Years' Anarchy
The so-called Twenty Years' Anarchy was the period of acute internal instability in the Byzantine Empire, marked by the rapid succession of several emperors to the throne between the first deposition ...
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Marcian (usurper)
Marcian (Latin: Flavius Marcianus; fl. 469–484 AD) was a member of the House of Leo and a usurper against Emperor Zeno in 479.
Marcian was a member of several Roman imperial families. His father w...
List of Byzantine revolts and civil wars
This is a list of civil wars or other internal civil conclicts fought during the history of the Eastern Roman or Byzantine Empire (330–1453). The definition of organized civil unrest is any conflict t...
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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...
Bardanes Tourkos
Bardanes, nicknamed Tourkos, "the Turk" (Greek: Βαρδάνης ὁ Τοῦρκος, fl. 795–803), was a Byzantine general of Armenian origin who launched an unsuccessful rebellion against Emperor Nikephoros I (r....
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Thomas the Slav
Thomas the Slav (c. 760 – October 823 AD) was a 9th-century Byzantine military commander, most notable for leading a wide-scale revolt in 821–23 against Emperor Michael II the Amorian (ruled 820–...
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Isaurian War
The Isaurian War was a conflict that lasted from 492 to 497 and that was fought between the army of the Eastern Roman Empire and the rebels of Isauria. At the end of the war, Eastern Emperor Anastasiu...
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John Komnenos the Fat
John Komnenos (Latinized as Comnenus), nicknamed "the Fat" (Greek: Ἰωάννης Κομνηνὸς ὁ παχύς), was a Byzantine noble who attempted to usurp the imperial throne from Alexios III Angelos in a short-l...
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Byzantine civil war of 1373–79
The Byzantine civil war of 1373–1379 was a military conflict fought in the Byzantine Empire between Byzantine Emperor John V Palaiologos and his son, Andronikos IV Palaiologos, also growing into an Ot...
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Anastasios II
Artemius Anastasius (Greek: Ἀρτέμιος Ἀναστάσιος Β΄), known in English as Anastasios II or Anastasius II (died 719), was the Byzantine Emperor from 713 to 715.Anastasios was originally named Artemius (...
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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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Alexios Branas
Alexios (or Alexius) Branas or Vranas (Greek: Ἀλέξιος Βρανᾶς) (died 1187) was a Byzantine nobleman and military leader of the late 12th century.
Alexios Branas was doubly linked to the imperia...
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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John VI of Constantinople
John VI (Greek: Ιωάννης ΣΤ΄, Iōannēs VI ), Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from 712 to 715.John VI was placed on the patriarchal throne in 712 by Emperor Philippikos, as a replacement for the d...
Leo Tornikios
Leo Tornikios (Greek: Λέων Τορνίκιος) was a mid-11th century Byzantine general and noble, who in 1047 rebelled against the Byzantine emperor Constantine IX Monomachos (r. 1042–1055).
A nephew ...
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John Cottistis
John Cottistis (Latin: Iohannes Cottistis) was the leader of a short-lived rebellion in the Byzantine Empire. He is mentioned in the History of the Wars of Procopius, as well as in the Annales of Marc...
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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...
Philaretos Brachamios
Philaretos Brachamios (Greek: Φιλάρετος Βραχάμιος; Armenian: Փիլարտոս Վարաժնունի, Pilartos Varajnuni; Latin: Philaretus Brachamius) was a distinguished Byzantine general and warlord of Armeni...
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Bardas Skleros
Bardas Skleros (Greek: Βάρδας Σκληρός) or Sclerus was a Byzantine general who led a wide-scale Asian rebellion against Emperor Basil II in 976–979.
Bardas belonged to the great family of the Skle...
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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...
Hypatius (consul 500)
Flavius Hypatius (Greek: Ὑπάτιος; died 532) was a Byzantine noble of Imperial descent who held the position of commander in the East during the reign of Justin I, and was chosen by the mob as Empe...
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...
Olympius (exarch)
Olympius (died 652) was an Exarch of Ravenna (649–652). Prior to his term as exarch, Olympius was an imperial chamberlain at Constantinople.In 649, according to the Liber Pontificalis, the Byzantine E...
Bardas Phokas the Younger
Bardas Phokas (or Phocas) (Greek: Βάρδας Φωκᾶς) (died 13 April 989) was an eminent Byzantine general who took a conspicuous part in three revolts for and against the ruling Macedonian dynasty.
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Leontios
Leontios (or Leontius) (Greek: Λεόντιος, Latin: LEONTIVS) (died 15 February 706) was Byzantine emperor from 695 to 698. He came to power by overthrowing the Emperor Justinian II, but was overt...
Tiberius (son of Justinian II)
Tiberius (Greek: Τιβέριος, Tiberios) was the only son of the Byzantine emperor Justinian II, and his only child by his second wife Theodora of Khazaria, whom he married ca. 704 whilst in exile amo...
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Kyros of Constantinople
Kyros or Cyrus (Greek: Κύρος), Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from 705 to 712. He is regarded as a saint in the Orthodox Church and Roman Catholic Church, which had set his feast for Janu...
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