Tihomir (Bulgarian noble)

Tihomir (Bulgarian Noble)

Tihomir (Bulgarian noble)

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For other uses, see TihomirTihomir () was a 11th century Bulgarian military commander of Dyrrhachium, who had been sent to tackle an uprising in the north, against the Bulgarian Peter II Delyan, but he refused and instead joined him in the revolts. He later came into conflict with Delyan, because of his support as an Emperor himself.

Background

In 1040, Peter II Delyan revolted against Byzantine rule in the Theme of Bulgaria. The Uprising first broke out in Belgrade where Delyan was proclaimed Emperor. He went south, going through Rascia and Dendra, then taking the Byzantine kastra of Naissus and Skopia.

strategos Basil Synadenus of Dyrrhachium, had raised an army from the surrounding lands and marched out to confront the rebels, however, the Byzantine position was undermined by one of Basil's subordinates, Michael Dermocaites. Dermocaites took over the troops, but quickly lost support. Instead they chose one of their own, Tihomir.

The revolt

The troops of Tihomir were to be sent towards the north, Belgrade and Margum, where they would attack Delyan. Tihomir instead joined Delyan.Byzantium's Balkan frontier, p. 130

Tihomir was also proclaimed Emperor in his own right separate from Delyan. Delyan knew that the existence of two separate rebel...
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