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    Basil II Porphyrogenitus ( Greek: Βασίλειος Πορφυρογέννητος Basileios Porphyrogennetos; [note 2] c. 958 – 15 December 1025), nicknamed the Bulgar Slayer ( Greek: ὁ Βουλγαροκτόνος, ho Boulgaroktonos ), [note 3] was the senior Byzantine emperor from 976 to 1025. He and his brother Constantine VIII [note 4 ...

    • 10 January 976 –, 15 December 1025
    • Theophano
  2. basil ii, byname basil bulgaroctonus (greek: basil, slayer of the bulgars), (born 957/958—died dec. 15, 1025), byzantine emperor (976–1025), who extended imperial rule in the balkans (notably bulgaria), mesopotamia, georgia, and armenia and increased his domestic authority by attacking the powerful landed interests of the military aristocracy and …

    • Early Life
    • Domestic Policies
    • Military Campaigns
    • Death
    • Legacy

    Basil, born in 958 CE, was the son of Emperor Romanos II of the Macedonian Dynasty, and when his father died, Basil, aged just five, and his younger brother Constantine jointly inherited the throne. The Empress Theophano, wife of Romanos, acted as their regent and married the general Nikephoros Phokas, who became Emperor Nikephoros II Phokas. It wa...

    Basil's immediate problem on gaining the throne was to quash a rebellion led by the aristocrat Bardas Skleros, a general who was keen to continue in the privileged position he had enjoyed under previous emperors. Basil prevailed, despite some initial defeats to Skleros in Asia Minor, and was greatly helped by his namesake chief administrator, the g...

    Basil's first and worst military expedition was in August 986 CE when he suffered a resounding loss to the forces of Samuel of Bulgaria (r. 976-1014 CE) in a narrow Bulgarian mountain pass known as Trajan's Gate. The emperor's army of 60,000 had already suffered an ignominious episode in their failed siege of the Bulgar capital Serdica (Sofia) but ...

    Basil kept on campaigning to the end, with more successful adventures in Georgian Iberia and Armenia in 1021-22 CE, where he captured Vaspurkan. His territories stretched even into Mesopotamia and were consolidated by dividing the conquered regions into new provinces of the empire. Italy, too, was reorganised, and a campaign was prepared to once mo...

    Basil's near-50-year reign had ensured the Byzantine Empire was at its very zenith, as the historian E. R. A. Sewter here explains in his introduction to his translation of the emperor's biography by Psellus: With Basil having no children, the title of emperor resorted back to his brother Constantine, who ruled as Constantine VIII from 1025 to 1028...

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  3. Basilio II Bulgaróctono, el asesino de búlgaros ( griego: Βασίλειος Β΄ Βουλγαροκτόνος, Basileios II Boulgaroktonos) nota 1 ( 958 – 15 de diciembre de 1025 ), fue emperador bizantino desde el 10 de enero de 976 hasta su muerte.

  4. Basil II, known as Basil Bulgaroctonus (“Slayer of the Bulgars”), (born 957/958—died Dec. 15, 1025), Byzantine emperor (976–1025). Crowned coemperor with his brother in 960, he had to exile the grand chamberlain (985) and defeat rival generals (989) in order to gain the authority to rule.

  5. 09/11/2017 · Basilio II gobernó el Imperio bizantino entre el 976 y 1025 d.C. Se le conoció como el Asesino de Búlgaros ( Bulgaroktonos) por sus excesos en la conquista de la antigua Bulgaria, una dulce revancha de su infame derrota en la Batalla de la Puerta de Trajano.

  6. 12/03/2021 · Basil II was arguably one of the Byzantine Empire’s ‘greatest’ emperors. His reign was the longest of any emperor, and during his 65 years on the throne, his achievements were numerous. He expanded the empire to its greatest extent in four centuries, whilst also stabilizing the treasury and building up an impressive surplus.