Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Leo VI 'the Wise'
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Leo VI 'ho Sophos'

Date of Birth: 19th(?) September 866

Place of Birth: Constantinople

Date of Death: 11 May 912

Place of Death: Constantinople


Leo VI ascended the throne in 886 at the age of 20 and ruled for 26 years until his death in 912. His literary and intellectual endeavors earned him the epithet ‘the Wise’, and his reputation rests on his inspiration or production of significant codifi…

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McGeer, Eric, “Leo VI 'the Wise'”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 08 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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