Byzantine Empire Isaurian dynasty
Rebellion in Armeniac Theme
793 Jan 1

Rebellion in Armeniac Theme

Amasya, Amasya District/Amasya

Rebellion of the Armeniacs against the restoration of Irene of Athens as co-ruler by Constantine VI. A movement developed in favor of Constantine VI's uncle, the Caesar Nikephoros. Constantine had his uncle's eyes put out and the tongues of his father's four other half-brothers cut off. His former Armenian supporters revolted after he had blinded their general Alexios Mosele. He crushed this revolt with extreme cruelty in 793.