House of Leo
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|Usurpation of Basiliscus||475–476|
List of Leonid rulers of the Byzantine Empire
The emperors of the House of Leo were:
- Leo I the Thracian (Valerius Leo) (401–474, ruled 457–474) – soldier
- Leo II (467–474, ruled 474) – grandson of Leo I, son of Zeno
- Zeno (425–491, ruled 474–475) – son-in-law of Leo I; orig. Tarasicodissa, an Isaurian
- Basiliscus ( ? – c. 477, ruled 475–476) – usurper; brother-in-law of Leo I
- Zeno (ruled 476–491) – restored
- Anastasius I (430–518, ruled 491–518) – silentiarius; son-in-law of Leo I, elevated by selection by Zeno's widow Ariadne
List of other notable members of the dynasty
Other members of the House of Leo were:
- Aelia Verina, wife of Leo I and sister of Basiliscus
- Armatus, general, nephew of Basiliscus and Verina
- Ariadne, daughter of Leo I, mother of Leo II and wife of Zeno and then Anastasius I
- Julius Nepos, Western Roman Emperor, husband of a niece of Leo I.
- Hypatius, a nephew of Anastasius I and an influential Greens senator, was placed as the candidate to the purple during the Nika riots against the later emperor Justinian I. May be counted as a member of the Leonid dynasty due to being related to one of their emperors.
- Lars Ulwencreutz (November 2013). Ulwencreutz's The Royal Families in Europe V. Ulwencreutz Media. pp. 257–258. ISBN 978-1-304-58135-8.
- Lars Brownworth (15 September 2009). Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western Civilization. Crown/Archetype. pp. 309–310. ISBN 978-0-307-46241-1.