Tiberius (son of Justinian II)

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Tiberius
Co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire
Monete d'oro di giustiniano II e tiberio IV, 705-711, 02, 5.jpg
Justinian II and his son Tiberius
Reign 706–711 (alongside Justinian II)
Born 705
Birthplace Khazaria
Died 711
Place of death Constantinople
Predecessor Justinian II
Successor Philippikos Bardanes
Dynasty Heraclian Dynasty
Father Justinian II
Mother Theodora of Khazaria
Heraclian dynasty
Chronology
Heraclius 610–641
with Constantine III as co-emperor, 613–641
Constantine III 641
with Heraklonas as co-emperor
Heraklonas 641
Constans II 641–668
with Constantine IV (654–668), Heraclius and Tiberius (659–668) as co-emperors
Constantine IV 668–685
with Heraclius and Tiberius (668–681), and Justinian II (681–685) as co-emperors
Justinian II 685–695, 705–711
with Tiberius as co-emperor, 706–711
Succession
Preceded by
Phocas
Followed by
Twenty Years' Anarchy

Tiberius (Greek: Τιβέριος, Tiberios) was the only son of the Byzantine emperor Justinian II, and his only child by his second wife Theodora of Khazaria, whom he married ca. 704 whilst in exile among the Khazars. Tiberius was probably born in 705, during his father's absence in a bid to regain the Byzantine throne. Following Justinian's success, Tiberius and his mother were recalled to Constantinople, where the infant was raised to co-emperor. The only thing known of him thereafter is his participation in the festive reception of Pope Constantine I in early 711. Following the overthrow of his father in December 711, he was murdered by the patrikios Mauros and John Strouthos, and buried in the Church of the Holy Unmercenaries.

Sources[edit]

  • Winkelmann, Friedhelm; Lilie, Ralph-Johannes, eds. (2001), "Tiberios (#8490)", Prosopographie der mittelbyzantinischen Zeit: I. Abteilung (641–867) - 5. Band: Theophylaktos (#8346) – az-Zubair (#8675), Anonymi (#10001–12149) (in German), Walter de Gruyter, p. 51, ISBN 978-3-11-016675-0