Leo VI (Byzantium) of Byzantium
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Leo (Byzantium) of Byzantium (0866 - 0912)

Leo (Leo VI) "the Wise, Emperor of Byzantium" of Byzantium formerly Byzantium
Born in Constantinoplemap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [half]
Husband of — married 0893 (to May 0899) in Turkeymap
Husband of — married 9 Jan 0906 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Istanbul, Turkeymap
Profile last modified | Created 22 Mar 2017
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Leo VI the Wise the Philosopher[1]
bur. Church of the Holy Apostles (Imperial Polyándreion). Istanbul, Turkey.


Mother: Eudokia
Biological Father: (unproven) Michael III of Byzantium
Legal Father: Basil I

Marriage and Issue

m.1 Theophano (d.Nov 897).[2] Issue: 1 dau.
  • Eudokia (d. 892)

mistress abt 889; m.2 c.894 or after Nov 897.[2] Zoe Zaoutzaina. Issue: 2 dau.
  • Anna (d.Young)
  • Anna or Eudocia m. (possibly) Louis the Blind, Holy Roman Emperor

m.3 Eudokia Baïana. Issue: 1 son
  • Basil (d. after birth)

m.4 Zoe Karbonopsina. Issue: 2
  • Anna
  • Constantine VII

  1. Keizer van Byzantium, bijgenaamd De Wijze
  2. 2.0 2.1 It's unclear if Theophano was put away so the emperor could marry his mistress, later second wife, Zoe Zaoutzaina.

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