Romanus I Lecapenus

born с 872
died 948

Byzantine emperor (920–944).

He was admiral of the Byzantine fleet on the Danube before being chosen to share the throne with his son-in-law Constantine VII. He exercised all the real power of the imperial throne until 944. His reign was ended by his own sons, who compelled him to become a monk.

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▪ Byzantine emperor
born c. 872
died 948

      Byzantine emperor who shared the imperial throne with his son-in-law Constantine VII and exercised all real power from 920 to 944. Romanus was admiral of the Byzantine fleet on the Danube when, hearing of the defeat of the army at Achelous (917), he resolved to sail for Constantinople. Soon after the marriage of his daughter Helena to Constantine he was crowned colleague of his son-in-law. His reign was terminated by his own sons, Stephen and Constantine, who in 944 compelled him to become a monk.

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