Boioannes, Basil

Boioannes, Basil
   Governor-general (katepano [q.v.]) of Byzantine possessions in Italy (q.v.) from 1017-1028, appointed by Basil II (q.v.). His energetic leadership helped to consolidate and defend those possessions against Lombard (q.v.) attacks and German intervention.

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