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Name:  Constantine Lekapenos
Brief biography:  Younger son of Romanos I Lekapenos, and co-emperor 924-945.
Nationality:  Byzantine
Occupation:  Emperor
Period of rule:  924-945
Date of death:  c.947
Place of death:  Samothrace

Constantine was a younger son of the Emperor Romanos I Lekapenos, and raised with his older brother, Stephen Lekapenos, to the rank of co-emperor by their father in 924. Unlike their eldest brother Christopher, however, Stephen and Constantine were never raised above their co-emperor and brother-in-law, Constantine VII. In 944 they rebelled and deposed their father, but were in turn deposed by Constantine VII, being expelled to the same monastery as their father, before being separated again.

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