MICHAEL , the name of nineEast-
See also:Roman emperors . MICHAEL I . RHANGABES (d . 845), an obscure nobleman who had married Procopia, the daughter of Nicephorus I., and been made
See also:master of the palace . He was made emperor in a revolution against his
See also:law, Stauracius (811) . Elected as the
See also:tool of the bigoted orthodox party in the
See also:Church, Michael diligently persecuted the
See also:iconoclasts on the
See also:northern and eastern frontiers of the
See also:empire, but meanwhile allowed the Bulgarians to ravage a
See also:part of
See also:Macedonia 'and
See also:Thrace; having at last taken the
See also:field in the
See also:spring of 813, he was defeated near Bersinikia, and
See also:Leo the Armenian was saluted emperor in his
See also:stead in the following summer . Michael was relegated as a
See also:monk to the
See also:island of Prote, where he lived unmolested till his
See also:death in 845 .
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