Byzantine Emperors

Can you guess each Byzantine Emperor by the clues given? *Starting with the sons of Theodosius the Great and ending in 1453 A.D. **Answer with the number of the ruler Ex: Constantine III (not on the test)
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Last updated: December 30, 2022
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Allegedly had his skull turned into a silver lined cup
Nikephoros I
Began Iconoclasm and ended the 20 Years Anarchy
Was a local tax collector before being proclaimed Emperor
Theodosius III
First Emperor to be deposed and then come back, minus his nose
Justinian II
Was deposed 3 times in his long life and oversaw a sharp decline of the Byzantine Empire
John V
Lost the Battle of Manzikert
Romanos IV
Began Emperor after his father was killed at the Battle of Pliska
Reconquered most of Anatolia before accidentally killing himself with a poison arrow
John II
Was Deposed and blinded before being put back on the throne by the crusaders
Isaac II
Nicknames include "The Thracian" "The Great" and "The Butcher
Leo I
Was Murdered in the bath (Not Commodus)
Romanos III
Famously stopped paying tribute to the Huns before invading the Hunnic Empire
Became Emperor after the death of his far more successful brother
Constantine VIII
Is largely regarded as the worst Byzantine Emperor
Held off the Arabs for most of his reign and rocked a large beard
Constans II
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