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Information about reign: Ἀρταύασδος (Artavasdos), usurper

CountryEastern Roman Empire (Byzantine Empire)
FromJune 741
ToNovember 743
Personal InformationArtavasdos of the Eastern Roman Empire (unknown - 743)
Description

Artavasdos or Artabasdos (Greek: Ἀρταύασδος or Ἀρτάβασδος, from Armenian: Արտավազդ, Artavazd, Ardavazt), Latinized as Artabasdus, was a Byzantine general of Armenian descent who seized the throne from June 741 or 742 until November 743. His reign constitutes a usurpation against Constantine V, who had retained control of several themes in Asia Minor.