Byzantine Empire Isaurian dynasty

Empress Irene deposed
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802 Oct 31

Empress Irene deposed

Lesbos, Greece

In 802 the patricians conspired against her, deposing her on 31 October, and placing Nikephoros, the minister of finance on the throne. Irene was exiled to Lesbos and forced to support herself by spinning wool. She died the following year, on 9 August.

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