Khan Omurtag (814 – 831)

THERE IS AN ANCIENT ROMAN SAYING: even the most glorious victory is nothing but a gleam of fire. Khan Omurtag, who succeeded his father Krum to the throne in 814 seems to have drawn wisdom from these words. He always kept an eye on the intrigues of the Byzantines who were still hitter about his father’s stunning victories. He also had to consider the threats to the other borders.

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