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John I Tzimiskes

(c. 925—976)

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(Τζιμισκής), emperor (969–76); born Chozana, Armenia, ca.925, died Constantinople 10 Jan. 976. John was a general of Armenian origin; according to Leo the Deacon (p.92.1–5), his name was an Armenian ...

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