John I Tzimiskes Timeline
John Tzimiskes is appointed domestikos of the East in the Byzantine Empire.
John Tzimiskes murders Nikephoros II Phokas in the imperial Byzantine palace in Constantinople.
969 - 976
Reign of Byzantine Emperor John I Tzimiskes.
The Treaty of Safar makes Aleppo a client state of the Byzantine Empire.
John I Tzimiskes and the Byzantine army defeat the Rus at Dorystolon, forcing Sviatoslav and the Rus army to retreat from Bulgaria.
John I Tzimiskes captures Nisibis and forces the Emir of Mosul to pay tribute to the Byzantine Empire.
John I Tzimiskes invades Syria, conquering several cities and forcing neighboring Muslim states such as Damascus to pay tribute to the Byzantines.
11 Jan 976
John I Tzimiskes dies, possibly from poisoning.