List of Rulers of the Byzantine Empire

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successor state to the Roman Empire (see under Rome), also called Eastern Empire and East Roman Empire. It was named after Byzantium, which Emperor Constantine I rebuilt (A.D. 330) as Constantinople and made the capital of the entire Roman Empire.
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Rulers of the Byzantine Empire
Emperor (or Empress) Dates of Reign
Constantine I (the Great) 330–37
Constantius 337–61
Julian (the Apostate) 361–63
Jovian 363–64
Valens 364–78
Theodosius I (the Great) 379–95
Arcadius 395–408
Theodosius II 408–50
Marcian 450–57
Leo I (the Great or the Thracian) 457–74
Leo II 474
Zeno 474–75
Basiliscus 475–76
Zeno (restored) 476–91
Anastasius I 491–518
Justin I 518–27
Justinian I (the Great) 527–65
Justin II 565–78
Tiberius II Constantinus 578–82
Maurice 582–602
Phocas 602–10
Heraclius 610–41
Constantine III and Heracleonas 641
Heracleonas 641
Constans II Pogonatus 641–68
Constantine IV 668–85
Justinian II Rhinotmetus 685–95
Leontius 695–98
Tiberius III 698–705
Justinian II (restored) 705–11
Philippicus Bardanes 711–13
Anastasius II 713–15
Theodosius III 716–17
Leo III (the Isaurian or the Syrian) 717–41
Constantine V Copronymus 741–75
Leo IV (the Khazar) 775–80
Constantine VI 780–97
Irene 797–802
Nicephorus I 802–11
Stauracius 811
Michael I 811–13
Leo V (the Armenian) 813–20
Michael II (the Stammerer) 820–29
Theophilus 829–42
Michael III (the Drunkard) 842–67
Basil I (the Macedonian) 867–86
Leo VI (the Wise or the Philosopher) 886–912
Alexander 912–13
Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus 913–19
Romanus I Lecapenus 919–44
Constantine VII (restored) 944–59
Romanus II 959–63
Basil II Bulgaroktonos 963
Nicephorus II Phocas 963–69
John I Tzimisces 969–76
Basil II (restored) 976–1025
Constantine VIII 1025–28
Zoë and Romanus III Argyrus 1028–34
Zoë and Michael IV (the Paphlagonian) 1034–41
Zoë and Michael V Calaphates 1041–42
Zoë and Theodora 1042
Zoë, Theodora, and Constantine IX Monomachus 1042–50
Theodora and Constantine IX 1050–55
Theodora 1055–56
Michael VI Stratioticus 1056–57
Isaac I Comnenus 1057–59
Constantine X Ducas 1059–67
Michael VII Ducas (Parapinaces) 1067–68
Romanus IV Diogenes 1068–71
Michael VII Ducas (restored) 1071–78
Nicephorus III Botaniates 1078–81
Alexius I Comnenus 1081–1118
John II Comnenus 1118–43
Manuel I Comnenus 1143–80
Alexius II Comnenus 1180–83
Andronicus I Comnenus 1183–85
Isaac II Angelus 1185–95
Alexius III Angelus 1195–1203
Isaac II (restored) and Alexius IV Angelus 1203–4
Alexius V Ducas 1204
Theodore I Lascaris 1204–22
John III Vatatzes or Ducas 1222–54
Theodore II Lascaris 1254–58
John IV Lascaris 1258–61
Michael VIII Palaeologus 1259–82
Andronicus II Palaeologus 1282–1328
Andronicus III Palaeologus 1328–41
John V Palaeologus 1341–76
John VI Cantacuzenus (usurper) 1347–55
Andronicus IV Palaeologus 1376–79
John V Palaeologus (restored) 1379–91
John VII Palaeologus (usurper) 1390
Manuel II Palaeologus 1391–1425
John VII Palaeologus (restored as coemperor) 1399–1412
John VIII Palaeologus 1425–48
Constantine XI Palaeologus 1449–53
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