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Theophylaktos Abastaktos

Also Known As: "Theophilaktos Abastasos ou Théophilacte Abatistos Abstratus Lekapene"
Birthplace: Lakape, Hayastan, Armenia
Death: 871 (26-35)
Immediate Family:

Father of Romanos I Lekapenos, Byzantine Emperor

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About Theophylaktos Abastaktos

Theophylaktos Abstartos 'the Unbearable' - Imperial Guardsman of Armenia.

Abstartus Theophylaktos of Armenia

  • Born : Abt. 843 Lakape, Armenien
  • Marriage ?
  • Children Abt. 869 - Romanos I Emperor of Byzantium


Romanos Lekapenos, born in Lakape (Laqabin) between Melitene and Samosata (hence the name), was the son of an Armenian peasant[1][2][3] with the remarkable name of Theophylact the Unbearable (Theophylaktos Abastaktos). Theophylact, as a soldier, had rescued the Emperor Basil I from the enemy in battle at Tephrike and had been rewarded by a place in the Imperial Guard.[4]

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