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The Emperors of Byzantium


Dynasty of Constantine


  1. Constantine I the Great 324-337

  2. Constantine II, Constantius, and Constans 337-340
  3. Constantius 340-361
  4. Julian 361-363
  5. Jovian 363-364
  6. Valentian I and Valens 364-375
  7. Valens, Gratian and Valentian II 375-378

Dynasty of Theodosius


  1. Theodosius I the Great 378-395

  2. Arcadius 395-408
  3. Theodosius II 408-450
  4. Marcian 450-474

Dynasty of Leo


  1. Leo I 457-474

  2. Leo II 474
  3. Zeno 474-491
  4. Anastasius 491-518

Dynasty of Justinian


  1. Justin 518-527

  2. Justinian I 527-565
  3. Justin II 565-578
  4. Tiberius II 578-582
  5. Maurice 582-602
  6. Phocas 602-610

Dynasty of Heraclius


  1. Heraclius 610-641

  2. Constans II 641-668
  3. Constantine IV 668-685
  4. Justinian II (banished) 685-695
  5. Leontius 695-698
  6. Tiberius III 698-705
  7. Justinian II (restored) 705-711

No Dynasty


  1. Bardanes 711-713

  2. Anastasius II 713-716
  3. Theodosius III 716-717

Isaurian Dynasty


  1. Leo III 717-741

  2. Constantien V Copronymus 741-775
  3. Leo IV 775-780
  4. Constantine VI 780-797
  5. Irene 797-802

No Dynasty


  1. Nicephorus I 802-811

  2. Strauracius 811
  3. Michael I 811-813
  4. Leo V 813-820

Phrygian Dynasty


  1. Michael II 820-829

  2. Theophilus 829-842
  3. Michael III 842-867

Macedonian Dynasty


  1. Basil I 867-886

  2. Leo VI and Alexander 886-912
  3. Alexander 913
  4. Constantine VII Porphygenitus 913-959
  5. Romanus I Lecapenus 919-944
  6. Constantine (VIII) 924
  7. Romanus II 959-963
  8. Nicephorus II Phocas 963-969
  9. John Tzimiskes 969-976
  10. Basil II Bulgaroctonus 976-1025
  11. Constantine VIII 1025-1028
  12. Romanus III Argyrus 1028-1034
  13. Michael IV the Paphlagonian 1034-1041
  14. Michael V Calaphates 1041-1042
  15. Zoe and Theodora 1042
  16. Constantine IX Monomachus 1042-1055
  17. Theodora 1055-1056
  18. Michael VI Stratioticus 1056-1057

Prelude to Comnenian Dynasty


  1. Isaac I Comnenos 1057-1059

  2. Constantine X Ducas 1059-1067
  3. Romanus IV Diogenes 1067-1071
  4. Michale VII Ducas 1071-1078
  5. Nicephorus III Botaniates 1078-1081

Dynasty of the Comneni


  1. Alexius I Comnenos 1081-1118

  2. John II Comnenos 1118-1143
  3. Manuel I Comnenos 1143-1180
  4. Alexius II Comnenos 1180-1183
  5. Andronicus I Comnenos 1183-1185

Dynasty of the Angeli


  1. Isaac II 1185-1195

  2. Alexius III 1195-1203
  3. Isaac II (restored) with Alexius IV 1203-1204
  4. Alexius V Ducas Murtzuphlus 1204 (Loss of Constantinople 1204)

Lascarid Dynasty in Nicea


  1. Theodore I Lascaris 1204-1222

  2. John III Ducas Vatatzes 1222-1254
  3. Theodore II Lascaris 1254-1258
  4. John IV Lascaris 1258-1261

Dynasty of the Palaeologi


  1. Michael VIII Paleologus 1259-1282 (Recapture of Constantinople 1261)

  2. Andronicus II 1282-1343
  3. Michael IX 1293-1320
  4. Andronicus III 1341-1376
  5. John V 1341-1376
  6. John VI Cantancuzenus 1341-1354
  7. Andronicus IV 1376-1379
  8. John V (restored) 1379-1391
  9. John VII 1390
  10. Manuel II 1391-1425
  11. John VIII 1425-1448
  12. Constantine XI Dragases 1449-1453 (Loss of Constantinople 1453)


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