Leon II of Abkhazia

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Leon II of Abkhazia (Georgian: ლეონ II) was King of Abkhazia, a country in the northern Caucasus Mountains, from 767/68–811/12. He was descended on his father's side from the Anchabadze royal clan, but was also a grandson of the reigning Khagan of the Khazars (possibly Bihar or Baghatur). Leon recognized the Khazar khagan as his overlord during much of his reign.

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  • Kevin Alan Brook. The Jews of Khazaria. 2nd ed. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc, 2006.
  • Peter B. Golden. Khazar Studies: An Historio-Philological Inquiry into the Origins of the Khazars. Budapest: Akademia Kiado, 1980.
Preceded by
Leon I
King of Abkhazia
767/68–811/12
Succeeded by
Theodosius II