Boris I

Boris I, d. 907, khan [ruler] of Bulgaria (852–89). Baptized in 864, he introduced Christianity of the Byzantine rite among the Bulgarians. There followed a rivalry between Rome and Constantinople for the loyalty of the Bulgarian church. In 889, Boris abdicated and retired to a monastery. His son was called Czar Simeon I.

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