The Macedonian dynasty, (Armenian: Մակեդոնիայի դինաստիա; Greek: Μακεδονική δυναστεία) ruled Byzantine Empire between 867–1056 years. The Byzantine Empire underwent a revival during the reign of the Armenian Macedonian emperors of the late 9th, 10th, and early 11th centuries, when it gained control over the Adriatic Sea, Southern Italy, and all of the territory of the Bulgaria.
Labarum (military standard)
|Common languages||Greek (official)|
|Religion||Christianity (Eastern Orthodox Church)|
|Basil I (first)|
|Theodora Porphyrogenita (last)|
- Chitwood, Zachary (2017). Byzantine Legal Culture and the Roman Legal Tradition, 867-1056. Cambridge University Press. p. 18. ISBN 978-1-107-18256-1.
Since the founder of the Macedonian dynasty, Basil I (r. 867–86), was a Thracian peasant of Armenian origin (...)
- Treadgold, Warren T. (1997). A History of the Byzantine State and Society. Stanford University Press. pp. 455. ISBN 9780804726306.
Though of Armenian stock, Basil was called the Macedonian because he had been born in the Theme of Macedonia (...)
- Whittow, Mark (1996). The Making of Byzantium, 600-1025. University of California Press. pp. 201. ISBN 9780520204966.
Four emperors — Leo V, Basil I, Romanos I and John Tzimiskes — seem to have been Armenian, as well as the empress Theodora, Theophilos' wife (...)
- Gregory, Timothy E. (2010). A History of Byzantium. John Wiley & Sons. p. 242. ISBN 978-1-4051-8471-7.
Basil I, “the Macedonian,” was born in Thrace or Macedonia, probably of an Armenian family settled in the area earlier in the century.
- Rosser, John Hutchins (2012). Armenia. Historical Dictionary of Byzantium. Scarecrow Press. p. 56. ISBN 9780810875678.
(...) a number of important military leaders and civil administrators were Armenian, including emperors Leo V, Basil I, Romanos I Lekapenos, and John I Tzimiskes.
- Evans, Helen C. (2018). Armenians and Their Middle Age. Armenia: Art, Religion, and Trade in the Middle Ages. Metropolitan Museum of Art. p. 34. ISBN 9781588396600.
The Byzantine Emperor Heraclius (r. 610-640) was the son of an Armenian [...] In 867 Basil I (r. 867-886), whose father was also Armenian (...)
- Kazhdan, Alexander P. (ed.). (1991). The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195046526.
(...) dynasty founded by Basil I, who came from an Armenian family that settled in Thrace or Macedonia.
- Basil I was spoke Armenian and Greek.