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Theophilos

(c. 812—842)


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(c.812–42) Byzantine emperor (r. 829–42).

Second ruler of the Amorian dynasty, reviver of iconoclasm and builder, he campaigned against Arab attacks and was a wise administrator, devoted to justice and encouraging learning. See also byzantium; iconography: iconoclasm.

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Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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