biographical name

(born , Isauria, Diocese of the East—died April 9, AD 491) Eastern Roman emperor (474–491). A military leader, he married the daughter of Emperor Leo I (c. 466), and their son reigned briefly as Leo II (474). On the boy's early death, Zeno became emperor. Obliged to flee to Isauria to escape a coup d'état, he returned to Constantinople in 476. He made peace with the Vandals in Africa, put down a rebellion in Asia Minor (484), and persuaded the Ostrogoths to leave the Eastern Empire by making Theodoric king of Italy (489). Seeking to reconcile orthodox Christians and Monophysites, he caused a schism with Rome (484–519).

Variants of ZENO

Zeno orig. Tarasicodissa

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