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Michael I

Michael I (Michael Rangabe), d. c.845, Byzantine emperor (811–13), son-in-law of Nicephorus I. He supported orthodoxy against iconoclasm and recalled Theodore of Studium from exile. He recognized (812) Charlemagne's claim as emperor. Defeated by the Bulgars, he was deposed and exiled. Leo V succeeded him.

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