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CountryEastern Roman Empire (Byzantine Empire)
From695
To698
Personal InformationEmperor Leontios of the Eastern Roman Empire (660 - 706)
Description

Leontios (or Leontius) (Greek: Λεόντιος, Latin: Leontius Augustus) was Byzantine emperor from 695 to 698. He came to power by overthrowing the Emperor Justinian II, but was overthrown in his turn by Tiberios III. His actual and official name was Leo (Λέων, Leōn), but he is known by the name used for him in Byzantine chronicles.