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Alogobotur (Bulgarian: Aлогоботур) (died 926) was a Bulgarian noble and military commander during the reign of Tsar Simeon the Great (893–926). He was probably a komit (duke) of one of Bulgaria's provinces. Some scholars indicate that the name is not a personal name, but a Bulgar military title alp bagatur (great hero) or alo bagatur (commander of heroes).[1]

Constantine Porphyrogennetos argues that for some time Alogobotur led all of the Bulgarian armies.[1] In 926, Alogobotur was in command of a campaign against the Serbs who were plotting with the Byzantines against the Bulgarian Empire.[2][3] He was then to invade the newly established Kingdom of Croatia which was in alliance with the Byzantine Empire. The Serbs were easily defeated and fled to Croatia but the campaign in the later ended with a disaster: the Bulgarian army was completely defeated in the battle of the Bosnian Highlands by the Croats under their King Tomislav in 926.[4] Alogobotur most probably perished in the battle along with most of his soldiers.


  1. ^ a b Rogers, Clifford (21 June 2010). The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology. Oxford University Press. p. 162. ISBN 978-0-19-533403-6. Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  2. ^ Иречек, К. История на българите, 194.
  3. ^ Institut za istorii͡a͡ (Bŭlgarska akademii͡a͡ na naukite); Sofiĭski universitet. Filosofsko-istoricheski fakultet (1966). Byzantinobulgarica. Éditions de l'Académie des sciences de Bulgarie. p. 51. Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  4. ^ Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland; JSTOR (Organization) (1882). Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. Retrieved 29 April 2012.