Basil II

Byzantine Emperor from the Macedonian dynasty

Basil II[1] (958 – December 15, 1025), was a Byzantine emperor from the Macedonian dynasty from January 10, 976 to December 15, 1025. Under his reign, the Byzantine Empire reached its greatest height in nearly five centuries.

Painting of Basil II, from an 11th century manuscript.

BibliographyEdit

  • (primary source) Michael Psellus, Chronographia
  • The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium, Oxford University Press, 1991

ReferencesEdit

  1. Greek: Βασίλειος Β΄ Βουλγαροκτόνος, Basileios II Boulgaroktonos i.e "the Bulgar-slayer", also known as Basil II the Bulgar-Slayer and Basil the Young

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Preceded by
Romanos II
Byzantine Emperor
963
Succeeded by
Nikephoros II
Preceded by
John I
Byzantine Emperor
976–1025
Succeeded by
Constantine VIII