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Name:  Leo I
Brief biography:  Eastern Roman Emperor 457-474, who was later celebrated for his piety.
Nationality:  Roman
Occupation:  Emperor and general
Place of birth:  Dacia
Period of rule:  457-474
Date of death:  474

Leo became emperor as a puppet of the general Aspar following the death of the Emperor Marcian in 474. He was succeeded by his grandson, Leo II, after his death in 474. In later Byzantine writing, Leo was noted for his piety.

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