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Theodore II Lascaris

Theodore II (Lascaris) was Byzantine emperor from 1254 to 1258.

He is chiefly known for two brilliant campaigns by which he recovered Thrace from the Bulgarians (1255-56). His ill-health and early death prevented his making full use of his ability as a ruler.

Preceded by:
John III
Byzantine emperors Followed by:
John IV

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