Georgios 6

Prosopography of the Byzantine Empire
FloruitE VIII
Dates713 (taq) / 713 (tpq)
PmbZ No.2107
LocationsThessalonike (exileplace);
Opsikion (officeplace)
TitlesKomes, Opsikion (dignity);
Patrikios (dignity)
Textual SourcesNicephorus, Breviarium Historiae, ed. C. Mango, Nikephoros, Patriarch of Constantinople: Short History; prev. ed. C. de Boor Nicephori ArchiepiscopiConstantinopolitani Opuscula Historica Leipzig 1880 (history);
Theophanes Confessor, Chronographia, ed. C. de Boor, 2 vols. (Leipzig, 1883-85, repr. Hildesheim/NewYork, 1980); tr. and comm. C. Mango and R. Scott, The Chronicle of Theophanes Confessor, Oxford 1997 (chronicle)

Nicknamed Bouraphos, in 713 Georgios 6 was a patrikios and komes of the Opsikion (Γεώργιός τις ὄνομα, τὸ ἐπίκλην Βούραφος, πατρίκιος τυγχάνων καὶ τοῦ Ὀψικίου στρατοῦ ἡγούμενος: Nic. Brev. de Boor 49, Mango 48; Γεωργίου, πατρικίου καὶ κόμητος τοῦ Ὀψικίου, τὸ ἐπίκλην Βουράφου: Theoph. AM 6205) and was in Thrace to defend it from invasion by the Bulgars; from there he was persuaded by Theodoros 6 to send Rouphos 1, one of his officers, with soldiers to Constantinople to plot the overthrow of the emperor Philippikos (Philippikos 1); under Philippikos's successor, Anastasios II (Anastasios 1), he himself was blinded and exiled to Thessalonike: Nic. Brev. de Boor 49, Mango 48, Theoph. AM 6205.

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