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Name: Michael O'Laskey II  
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Date of Birth: 6th March 1983
Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Profession: Actor
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia
Michael II and his son Theophilus, beginners of the Amorian dynasty.

Michael II, called Psellus, "the stammerer," or "the Amorian" (770-829) reigned as Byzantine emperor 820 - 829. Born in Amorium in Phrygia, he began his career as a private soldier, but rose by his talents to the rank of general.

He had favoured the enthronement of his old companion in arms Leo the Armenian (813), but, detected in a conspiracy against that emperor, had been sentenced to death in December 820; his partisans, however, succeeded in assassinating Leo and called Michael from the prison to the throne as the first representative of the Amorian dynasty.

Several features marked his reign: a struggle against his brother general, Thomas, who aimed at the throne (822-824); the conquest of Crete by the Saracens in 823; and the beginning of their attacks upon Sicily (827).

In spite of his iconoclastic sympathies, he endeavoured to conciliate the image-worshippers, but incurred the wrath of the monks by entering into a second marriage with Euphrosyne, daughter of Constantine VI, who had previously taken the veil.

Preceded by:
Leo V
Byzantine Emperor
Succeeded by:

This article incorporates text from the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, which is in the public domain.

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