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Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus
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Kōnstantinos VII Porphyrogennētos

Date of Birth: 17 or 18 May 905

Place of Birth: Constantinople

Date of Death: 9 November 959

Place of Death: Unknown


The only son of the Byzantine Emperor Leo VI by his fourth wife Zoe Carbonopsina, Constantine was made co-emperor as a child, probably on 15 May 908, and finally ruled as emperor from 945 to 959. From the age of 8 to 16 he was under the shadow of…

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Vaiou, Maria, “Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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