Cradle of Civilization

A Blog about the Birth of Our Civilisation and Development

The Armenians and the Byzantine Empire

Posted by Fredsvenn on February 14, 2015

As the historian P. Charanis (1959) says: “The important role played in the history of Byzantium by that talented minority, the Armenians, has been generally unrecognized.”

Even though Armenia was only in part a vessel of Byzantium, many Armenians became successful in the Byzantine Empire. From bishops, architects, important military figures and even Emperors, Armenians where represented in all walks of Byzantine life. In fact one out of five Byzantine emperors and empresses were ethnically full or in part Armenian.

Below is a list of over 20 Byzantine Emperors of Armenian origin in a chronological order:

Armenian Monarchs of Byzantium

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