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What 3 continents did the Byzantine Empire include?
The Byzantine Empire controlled territory in Europe, Asia and Africa.
What made up the Byzantine Empire?
The Byzantine Empire, also referred to as the Eastern Roman Empire or Byzantium, was the continuation of the Roman Empire in its eastern provinces during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, when its capital city was Constantinople.
What are two regions of the Byzantine Empire?
Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Which territory did Basil 11 Annex?
Basil II later secured the annexation of the sub-kingdoms of Armenia and a promise that its capital and surrounding regions would be willed to Byzantium following the death of its king Hovhannes-Smbat.
What was the capital of the Byzantine Empire?
Constantinople endured for more than 1,100 years as the Byzantine capital in large part due to the protective wall completed under Theodosius II in 413.
What marked the end of the Byzantine Empire?
The fall of Constantinople
On May 29, 1453, after an Ottoman army stormed Constantinople, Mehmed triumphantly entered the Hagia Sophia, which would soon be converted to the city’s leading mosque. The fall of Constantinople marked the end of a glorious era for the Byzantine Empire.
What is Basil II known for?
Basil II (aka Basilius II) was the emperor of the Byzantine Empire from 976 to 1025 CE. He became known as the Bulgar-Slayer (Bulgaroktonos) for his exploits in conquering ancient Bulgaria, sweet revenge for his infamous defeat at Trajan’s Gate.
When did Justinian became emperor?
In 518 Justin ascended the throne of the Byzantine Empire. In 525 Emperor Justin I named his favorite nephew, Justinian, caesar of the Byzantine Empire. In 527 Justinian was elevated to the rank of co-emperor. On Justin’s death on August 1, 527, Justinian became the sole emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
What is the present name of Byzantium?
Constantinople: Formerly Byzantium, the capital of the Byzantine Empire as established by its first emperor, Constantine the Great. (Today the city is known as Istanbul.)
Who was longest ruler of Byzantine Empire?
The longest reigns:
- Theodosius II (408-450: 42 years)
- John V Palaiologos (1341-1391, with breaks: 38 years)
- Justinian I (527-565: 38 years)
- Alexios I Komnenos (1081-1118: 37 years)
- Manuel I Komnenos (1143-1180: 37 years)
- Constantine V Kopronymos (741-775: 34 years)
- Constantine VII Porphyrogenetos (913-959: 46 years)
Which emperor built the church?
Constantine the Great played a major role in the development of the Christian Church in the 4th century.