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Boris II

Born: 9XX AD
Currently alive.

Nationality: Bulgarian
Categories: King

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969 - He became king of Bulgaria.

968 - He went to Constantinople again to negotiate a peace settlement with Emperor Nikephoros II Phokas, and apparently to serve as an honorary hostage.

         - Boris II was unable to stem the Kievan advance, and found himself forced to accept Sviatoslav of Kiev as his ally and puppet-master, turning against the Byzantines.

970 - A Kievan campaign into Byzantine Thrace was defeated at Arkadioupolis, and the new Byzantine Emperor John I Tzimiskes advanced northwards. Failing to secure the defense of the Balkan passes, Sviatoslav allowed the Byzantines to penetrate into Moesia and lay siege to the Bulgarian capital Preslav.


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