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Alexander, Emperor of the East

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Alexander, Emperor of the East

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  • Alexander

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approximately 870-913


Byzantine emperor 912 - 913. "The youngest son of Basil I and Eudokia Ingerina, according to the vita of St. Basil the Younger, Alexander was co-emperor with his brother Leo VI from 879. During Leo's reign Alexander was at odds with his brother and was even suspected of plotting against him. After ascending the throne, Alexander demoted Leo's assistants (Himerios was imprisoned), possibly deposed Patr. Euthymios, and reinstated Nicholas I Mystikos. Zoe Karbonopsina was expelled from the palace. Alexander's administration had to face assaults from two directions: the Arabs attacked the area under the control of Melias, and Symeon of Bulgaria apparently invaded Byz. before Alexander's death..." -Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium


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US LCNAF nb2010016426

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ISAAR (CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families



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This record was created by Jessica Cebra on December 1, 2015.
This record was revised by Sandra Parker on August 3, 2016.




Kazhdan, Alexander and Anthony Cutler, "Alexander," Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium, Oxford University Press, 1991, http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780195046526.001.0001/acref-9780195046526-e-0159
LCNAF: http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nb2010016426

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