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Romanus II,

939–63, Byzantine emperor (959–63), 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 reign was marked by the brilliant victories of Nicephorus Phocas over the Arabs.
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Vladimir's marriage to Princess Anna, daughter of Byzantine Emperror Romanos II and Empress Theophano in 988, resulted first in his baptism, and then in the mass baptism of the residents of Kiev, rich and poor alike, thereafter.