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Constantine V
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Historical Figure
Nationality: Byzantine Empire
Date of Birth: 718
Date of Death: 775
Cause of Death: Infection
Religion: Eastern Orthodox
Occupation: Monarch
Parents: Leo III the Isaurian
Spouse: Tzitzak ("Irene of Khazaria"), Maria, Eudokia
Children: Seven
Relatives: Anna (sister)
House: Isaurian Dynasty
Political Office(s): Byzantine Emperor
Fictional Appearances:
"Farmers' Law"
Set in OTL
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Justinian
Set in OTL
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference

Constantine V Kopronymos or Copronymus (718 – 14 September 775) was Byzantine emperor from 741 to 775. Throughout his reign, he was a fervent iconoclast, more so than his father, Leo III the Isaurian.

Constantine V in "Farmers' Law"[]

Constantine V's iconoclasm was particularly unnerving to the people of Abrostola, who were quite fond of iconography.[1] Thus, when a farmer named Theodore was murdered, the village decided to handle it themselves rather than report it to Lankinos, the governor of the Anatolic theme.[2]

Constantine V in Justinian[]

During the reign of Leo III, Myakes, the former guard captain of the late emperor Justinian II, wondered aloud about an anecdote that the Emperor's infant son Constantine defecated into the baptismal fountain during his baptism. In Myakes' opinion, this hinted that Constantine would unequal to the task of ruling the Byzantine Empire.[3]

References[]

  1. See, e.g., Atlantis and Other Places, pgs. 217-18, HC.
  2. Ibid., pg. 220.
  3. Justinian, pg. 83.
Royal offices
(OTL)
Preceded by
Leo III the Isaurian
Byzantine Emperor
741-775
Succeeded by
Leo IV the Khazar
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