John Asen II

   Ruler of the Second Bulgarian Empire from 12181241. His victory over Theodore Komnenos Doukas at Klokotnitsa (qq.v.) in 1230 gravely weakened the Despotate of Epiros (q.v.) and made Bulgaria (q.v.) preeminent in the Balkan Peninsula (q.v.). John Asen II ruled over much of Thrace and Epiros (qq.v.), giving some foundation to his claim to be "Emperor of the Bulgarians and Greeks."

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