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Leontius was Byzantine emperor from 695-698.

Leontius was originally a general in the army of Justinian II, but was imprisoned by Justinian after a defeat by the Arabs at Sebastopolis. He was freed in 695, but immediately organized a revolt against the emperor. During his unpopular reign, Carthage was lost in 697, and another rebellion was launched against him in 698. He was deposed and mutilated by Tiberius III, and was eventually executed when Justinian II returned to power in 705.



Preceded by: Justinian II
Byzantine Emperor
Succeeded by: Tiberius III



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