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Basilios II
Painting of Basil II, from an 11th century manuscript.

Basil II (958 – December 15, 1025), was a Byzantine emperor from the Macedonian dynasty from January 10, 976 to December 15, 1025. Under his reign, the Byzantine Empire reached its greatest height in nearly five centuries.

  • (primary source) Michael Psellus, Chronographia
  • The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium, Oxford University Press, 1991
Preceded by
Romanos II
Byzantine Emperor
963
Succeeded by
Nikephoros II
Preceded by
John I
Byzantine Emperor
976–1025
Succeeded by
Constantine VIII

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