This guy was appointed consul in the Eastern Roman Empire in 491 when he was 10 (ten) years old. As far as I know this was a rather irregular proceeding - I don't recall other cases where children ...
Was there a state in history where influence of sport fans on politics was greater than in medieval Byzantine Empire?
It is known that sport fans got prominent role in Byzantine politics. Initially there were four teams: the greens, the reds, the whites and the blues. But later the reds and the whites were adsorbed ...