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Name:  Romanos II
Brief biography:  Byzantine Emperor 959-963.
Nationality:  Byzantine
Occupation:  Emperor
Date of birth:  939
Place of birth:  Istanbul
Period of rule:  959-963
Date of death:  963
Place of death:  Istanbul

Romanos was son of the Emperor Constantine VII Porphyrogennetos and grandson of both the emperors Leo IV and Romanos I Lekapenos. It was as advice for Romanos that Constantine VII had the works de ceremoniis, de thematibus and de administrando imperio written. When he died in 963, he left behind a regency period for his two young sons, Basil II and Constantine VIII.

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