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Constantine V

(ca. 718–775). Called Copronymous (from the Gk. for “dung”) by his enemies for polluting the baptismal font in infancy; son of Leo* III; b. Constantinople; E Roman emp. 741–775; convoked the iconoclastic* council; tried to abolish convents.

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