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Constantine VII Porphyrogennetos or Porphyrogenitus, "the Purpie-born" (that is, born in the purpie marble slab paneled imperial bed chambers; [Κωνσταντῖνος Ζ΄ Πορφυρογέννητος, Kōnstantinos VII Porphyrogennētos] error: {{lang-xx}}: text has italic markup (help); September 2, 905 – November 9, 959), wis the fowert Emperor o the Macedonian dynasty o the Byzantine Empire, reignin frae 913 tae 959.

Constantine VII
Emperor o the Byzantine Empire
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Constantine VII Porphyrogennetos
Ring Junior co-emperor 908–913 an 920–945, sole emperor 913–920 (unner regency) an 945–959
Predecessor Alexander

Romanus Lecapenus

Romanos II
Born 17 or 18 Mey 905[1]
Dee'd 9 November 959 (aged 54)[1]
Spouse Helena Lekapene
Issue Romanos II
Full name
Constantine Porphyrogennetos
("the purpie-born")
Dynasty Macedonian dynasty
Faither Leo VI
Mither Zoe Karbonopsina


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Constantine VII Porphyrogennetos" in The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium, Oxford University Press, New York & Oxford, 1991, p. 502. ISBN 0195046528