Byzantine Emperors

This table begins after the fall of the Roman Empire (see Roman emperors), traditionally said to have occurred when the last emperor in the west, Romulus Augustulus, was deposed by Odovacar in 476.

Dates of Reign Ruler's Name Comments
474–491 Zeno the Isaurian Deposed.
475–476 Basiliscus  
476–491 Zeno Restored.
491–518 Anastasius I  
Dynasty of Justin
518–527 Justin I (Flavius Justinus)  
527 (518)–565 Justinian the Great (Flavius Justinianus)  
565–578 Justin II (Flavius Justinus)  
578 (574)–582 Tiberius (Flavius Constantinus Tiberius)  
582–602 Maurice (Mauritius)  
602–610 Phocas I  
Dynasty of Heraclius
610–641 Heraclius I  
641 Constantine III (Constantinus)  
641 Heracleon (Heracleonas) Deposed.
641–668 Constans II  
668–685 Constantine IV (Pogonatus)  
685–695 Justinian II (Rhinotmetus) Deposed.
695–698 Leontius II Deposed.
698–705 Tiberius III (Apsimar) Deposed.
705–711 Justinian II (Rhinotmetus) Restored.
711–713 Philippicus Deposed.
713–715 Anastasius II Deposed.
715–717 Theodosius III Deposed.
Syrian Dynasty
717–741 Leo III (the Isaurian)  
741 Constantine V (Kopronymus) Deposed.
741–743 Artavasdus Deposed.
743–775 Constantine V Restored.
775–780 Leo IV  
780–797 Constantine VI (Porphyrogenetus) Deposed.
797–802 Irene (empress) Deposed.
802–811 Nicephorus I  
811 Stauracius (Staurakius) Deposed.
811–813 Michael I (Rhangabé) Deposed.
813–820 Leo V (the Armenian)  
Amorian Dynasty
820–829 Michael II (Balbus)  
829–842 Theophilus I  
842–867 Michael III  
Macedonian Dynasty
842–866 Bardas  
867 Theophilus II  
867–886 Basil I (the Macedonian)  
886–912 Leo VI (the Wise)  
912–913 Alexander III  
913–959 Constantine VII (Porphyrogenetus)  
919–944 Romanus I (Lecapenus) Deposed.
959–963 Romanus II  
976–1025 Basil II (Bulgaroctonus)  
963–969 Nicephorus II (Phocas)  
969–-976 John I (Tzimisces)  
1025–1028 Constantine VIII  
1028–1050 Zoë (empress)  
1028–1034 Romanus III (Argyropolus)  
1034–1041 Michael IV (the Paphiagonian)  
1041–1042 Michael V (Kalaphates) Deposed.
1042 Zoë and Theodora  
1042–1055 Constantine IX (Monomachus)  
1055–1056 Theodora (empress) Restored.
1056–1057 Michael VI (Stratioticus) Deposed.
1057–1059 Isaac I (Comnenus) Abdicated.
Ducas Dynasty
1059–1067 Constantine X (Dukas)  
1067–1068 Eudocia Macrembolitissa  
1068–1071 Romanus IV (Diogenes)  
1071 Eudocia Restored. Deposed.
1071–1078 Michael VII (Parapinakes) Deposed.
1078–1081 Nicephorus Ill (Botaniates) Deposed.
Commenian Dynasty
1081–1118 Alexius I (Comnenus)  
1118–1143 John II (Calus)  
1143–1180 Manuel I  
1180–1183 Alexius II  
1182–1185 Andronicus I  
Angelus Dynasty
1185–1195 Isaac II (Angelus-Comnenus) Deposed.
1195–1203 Alexius III (Angelus) Deposed.
1203–1204 Isaac II  Restored.
1203–1204 Alexius IV Deposed.
1204 Alexius V Deposed.
Latin Emperors
1204–1205 Baldwin I  
1205–1216 Henry  
1216–1217 Peter de Courtenay  
1218–1228 Robert de Courtenay  
1228–1261 Baldwin II  
Lascarid Dynasty
1206–1222 Theodore I (Lascaris)  
1222–1254 John III Dukas Vatatzes  
1254–1259 Theodore II (Lascaris)  
1258–1261 John IV (Lascaris) Deposed.
Palaeologan Dynasty
1261–1282 Michael VIII (Palaeologus)  
1282–1328 Andronicus II (the Elder) Deposed.
1295–1320 Michael IX (co-emperor)  
1328–1341 Andronicus III (the Younger)  
1341–1376 John V (Palaeologus) Deposed.
1347–1354 John VI (Cantacuzene) Deposed.
1353–1357 Matthew Deposed.
1376–1379 Andronicus IV Deposed.
1379–1390 John V Restored. Deposed.
1390 John VII Deposed.
1390–1391 John V Restored.
1391–1425 Manuel II  
1399–1408 John VII Restored.
1425–1448 John VIII  
1448–1453 Constantine XI  
1453: Turks capture Constantinople.

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