Empress Zautzina Carbonopsina BYZANTIUM
(Abt 874-Abt 899)
Emperor Romanus Lecapenus BYZANTIUM, I
(Abt 869-948)
(Abt 874-923)
Emperor Constantine BYZANTIUM, VII
(Abt 905-958)
Empress Eleni Lecapenus BYZANTIUM
(Abt 906-961)
Emperor Romanus BYZANTIUM, II
(Abt 939-963)


Family Links

1. Princess Berthe PROVENCE
2. Empress Theophano BYZANTIUM

Emperor Romanus BYZANTIUM, II

  • Born: Abt 939-940, Constantinople, Byzantium, Turkey
  • Married (1): 944, , , Turkey
  • Married (2): Abt 956, Constantinople, Byzantium, Turkey
  • Died: 15 Mar 963, , , Byzantium

   Other names for Romanus were Romanos and BYZANTIUM Emperor.

   Ancestral File Number: HRB6-4M. User ID: 1210223926.

   General Notes:

BYZANTINE Emperor Reigned 958/959-963.

Barber Grandparents: 125 Kings, 143 Generations, Ted Butler Bernard and Gertrude Barber Bernard, 1978, McKinney TX, p81: "332M Romanus II, Emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire, (S of 317, F of 348); became emperor in 959; married Theophano."

The New Columbia Encyclopedia, 1975, p2350,Romanus II: "Born 939, Died 963, Byzantine Emperor (959-963), son and successor of Constantine VII. A profligate, he came under the domination of his second wife, Theophano. She, along with the eunuch Joseph Bringus, ruled the empire. His reignwas marked by the brilliant victories of Nicephorus Phocas over the Arabs. After the death of Romanus, Nicephorus married Theophano and became emperor."

Micropaedia, Vol VIII, p655, Romanus II: "Born 939, Died 963, Byzantine Emperor from 959to 963, son of Constantine VII Porphytogenitus, a politically incapable ruler who left affairs of state to the eunuch Joseph Bringas and military affairs to Nicephorus Phocas; Nicephorus became emperor after Romanus' death with the help of Romanus' widow, Theophano."

Macropaedia, Vol III, p562, Byzantine Empire: "...It was sometimes suggested that a marriage alliance might bring together the Eastern and Western parts of the empire and so provide for a united defense against the common enemy in Sicily- the Arabs. In 944 Romanus II, son of Constantine VII, married a daughter of Hugh of Provence, the Carolingian claimant to Italy..."

The Story of Civilization, Will Durant, Vol IV, The Age of Faith, Bk IV, The Dark Ages, ChXVIII, The Byzantine World, Sec III, p429: "...Perhaps Romanus II (958-963) was like other children, and did not read his father's books. He married a Greek girl, Theophano; she was suspected of poisoning her father-in-law and hastening Romanus' death; and before her twenty-four-year-old husband was dead she seduced into her arms the ascetic general Nicephorus II Phocas, who with her connivance seized the throne..."

The Story of Civilization, Will Durant, Vol IV, The Age of Faith, Bk IV, The Dark Ages, Ch XX, The Rise of the North, Sec VI, Germany, p512: "Otto, nearing death, forestalled disorder by having his son Otto II crowned coemperor by Pope John XIII (967); and he secured as his son's wife Theophano, daughter of Romanus II the Byzantine Emperor (972); Charlemagne's dream of a marital union of the two empires was transiently made real..."

Wall Chart of World History, Edward Hull, 1988, Studio Editions, Greek Eastern Empire, 959: "Romanus, Emperor 959-963..."

Ancestral File Ver 4.13 HRB6-4M Romanos II Emperor of the BYZANTINE EMPIRE Born
940 Constantinople Constantinople Turkey Mar Abt 956 Constantinople
Constantinople Turkey Died 15 Mar 963.

   Marriage Information:

Romanus married Princess Berthe PROVENCE, daughter of King Hugh PROVENCE, in 944 in , , Turkey.

   Marriage Information:

Romanus also married Empress Theophano BYZANTIUM, daughter of Anastaso BYZANTINE EMPIRE, about 956 in Constantinople, Byzantium, Turkey. (Empress Theophano BYZANTIUM was born about 936-956 in Constantinople, Byzantium, Turkey and died in 991 in , , Byzantium.)

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