Khazar princess, daughter of Khagan Bihar. Tzitzak became a Christian under the baptismal name Eirene (The word "Tzitzak" is most likely the hellenized version of the the Turkish word "çiçek", meaning "flower") and married the Byzantine prince Constantine in the mid 730's. Their son, who would inherit the throne as Leo IV, was nicknamed "The Khazar." The Khazars were a Turkic semi-nomadic people from Central Asia who adopted Judaism. ... Khagan of the Khazars during the 730s CE. Bihar was the father of Tzitzak, the Khazar princess who married the son of Byzantine Emperor Leo III who later ruled as Constantine V. He is called Viharos in Armenian sources. ... The Byzantine Empire is the term conventionally used to describe the Roman Empire during the Middle Ages, centered at its capital in Constantinople. ... Leo IV, called Chozar or the Khazar (c. ...
Byzantine sources report that the style of Tzitzak's wedding gown created a new fashion for male robes called tzitzakion.
The Byzantine emperor Leo III married his son Constantine (later Constantine V Kopronymous) to the Khazar princess Tzitzak (daughter of the Khagan Bihar) as part of the alliance between the two empires.
Tzitzak, who was baptized as Irene, became famous for her wedding gown, which started a fashion craze in Constantinople for a type of robe (for men) called tzitzakion.
Their son Leo (Leo IV) would be better known as "Leo the Khazar".
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