Leo VI Timeline

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  • 870
    Byzantine emperor Basil I crowns his son Leo co-emperor (future Leo VI).
  • 886
    Byzantine emperor Basil I is (probably) murdered by his son and successor Leo VI.
  • 886 - 912
  • 894
    Symeon, Tsar of the Bulgars, invades Thrace, then Byzantine territory.
  • 898
    Byzantine emperor Leo VI marries Zoe Zautsina, his second marriage.
  • 900
    Byzantine emperor Leo VI marries Eudokia Vaiana, his third marriage.
  • 1 Aug 902
    Byzantine Taormina on Sicily falls to Arab attacks.
  • 904
    Leo of Tripoli leads an Arab force which sacks Byzantine Thessaloniki and Abydos.
  • 905
    A Byzantine army sacks Arab-held Tarsus.
  • 906
    Byzantine emperor Leo VI marries Zoe Karvounopsina, his fourth marriage.
  • 6 Jan 906
    Byzantine emperor Leo VI has his son, the future Constantine VII, baptised.
  • 907
    Byzantine emperor Leo VI dismisses the Patriarch of Constantinople, Nicholas I Mystikos.
  • 907
    Oleg, Prince of Kiev, attacks the Byzantine capital Constantinople.
  • 912
    A Byzantine fleet is destroyed by an Arab force off the coast of Chios.
  • 11 May 912
    Byzantine emperor Leo VI dies.