Omurtag

   Khan of Bulgaria (qq.v.) from 814-831. His relations with Byzantium (q.v.) were peaceful, in marked contrast to those of his father, Krum (q.v.). He concluded with Leo V (q.v.) a 30-year peace treaty, preserved in a proto-Bulgarian inscription (i.e., in an inscription in Turkic runes such as usually predate the mass introduction of Christianity in 864). Omurtag's aid to Michael II (q.v.) in 823, when the khan forced Thomas the Slav (q.v.) to lift his siege of Constantinople (q.v.), was decisive in ending Thomas's rebellion. Peaceful relations served to increase Byzantine cultural influence in Bulgaria during his reign. At Pliska (q.v.), his capital, he created a palace with a throne room that must have rivaled the audience halls of emperors in Constantinople (q.v.).

Historical Dictionary of Byzantium . .

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Omurtag — Kanasubigi de Bulgaria Reinado 814–831 Fallecimiento 831 Predecesor …   Wikipedia Español

  • Omurtag — in der Chronik des Johannes Skylitzes. Das Bul …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Omurtag — Original name in latin Omurtag Name in other language Omortag, Omurtag, Osman Pazar, Osmanbazar, Омуртаг State code BG Continent/City Europe/Sofia longitude 43.1 latitude 26.41667 altitude 559 Population 9070 Date 2012 01 18 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Omurtag — Sp Omurtãgas Ap Омуртаг/Omurtag L C ir R Bulgarija …   Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė

  • Omurtag of Bulgaria — Omurtag redirects here. For the town, see Omurtag (town). Omurtag Kanasubigi of Bulgaria Reign 814–831 Predecessor …   Wikipedia

  • Omurtag (town) — Omurtag Омуртаг View of Omurtag …   Wikipedia

  • Omurtag Municipality — Община Омуртаг   Municipality   Omurtag Municipality within Bulgaria and Targovishte Province …   Wikipedia

  • Omurtag's Tarnovo Inscription — The Omurtag s Tarnovo Inscription. The Omurtag s Tarnovo Inscription is an inscription in Greek language, engraved on a column of dark syenite found in the SS. Forty Martyrs Church in Tarnovo. The inscription was known since 1858 when Hristo… …   Wikipedia

  • Omurtag Pass — Location of Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands …   Wikipedia

  • Obshtina Omurtag — Admin ASC 2 Code Orig. name Obshtina Omurtag Country and Admin Code BG.60.TGV22 BG …   World countries Adminstrative division ASC I-II

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.