Ancient History Competition 48

Which Byzantine emperor became a widower three times in a span of three and a half years?

Economic historian and numismatic consultant


  1. Leo VI (866-912, coemperor 870-86, reg. 886-912)?

  2. Of course, you are correct. When, eventually he got married for the fourth time he was attacked by Church and public opinion alike!

  3. You mean, ‘Three times good, four times bad’? What’s the theological justification for *that*? :-)

    • It sounds like a magic number to me. BTW the three weddings rule is still strictly enforced

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