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Dates: 950 - 1000 (Dates are approximate. ) 

Leo Diaconus was born in Kaloe located in Asia Minor in about 950. He was educated in Constantinople and became a deacon in the imperial palace. He wrote a history, covering the years 959 to 975, composed of ten books based on his own observations and accounts of others. It includes descriptions of wars against the Arabs, the conquest of Antioch and Northern Syria, the Bulgarian War and the defeat of the Southern Russians. TLM