Byzantine Empire Macedonian dynasty

Rebellion of Leo Tornikios
Tornikios' attack against Constantinople, from the Madrid Skylitzes
1047 Jan 1

Rebellion of Leo Tornikios

Adrianople, Kavala, Greece

In 1047 Constantine was faced by the rebellion of his nephew Leo Tornikios, who gathered supporters in Adrianople and was proclaimed emperor by the army. Tornikios was forced to retreat, failed in another siege, and was captured during his flight.