Author(s) : Venetis Evangelos (31/7/2003)Translation : Velentzas Georgios
For citation: Venetis Evangelos, "Artabasdos (Byzantium)",Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Asia MinorURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=7530>
Artabasdos was born in the second half of the 7th century, possibly in Germanikeia. He served as strategos of Armeniakon, comes of Opsikion and kouropalates, but became famous for the rebellion against Constantine V and his proclamation as an emperor (742-743). During his short reign he reinstated the icons. After Constantine V was restored to the throne, Artabasdos was blinded and spent the last years of his life confined to a Constantinople monastery, where he died.
military official, emperor
Date and Place of Death
after 743, Constantinople
Date and Place of Birth
second half of 7th c., possibly Germanikeia of Euphratesia
2.1. Activities before 741
2.2. Ascension to the throne
2.3. The fall
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