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Gavril Radomir (Гаврил Радомир), normally rendered as Gabriel Radomir in English, was the ruler of First Bulgarian Empire from October 1014 to August or September 1015. He was the son of Samuel of Bulgaria, and he came to the throne following his father's death.

Around the same time that Emperor Basil II captured the bulk of Samuil's army, Gavril and his forces defeated the army of Theophylactus Botaniates. Having inherited Samuel's war with the Byzantine Empire, Gavril Radomir raided Byzantine territory, reaching as far as Constantinoplemarker. Unfortunately for him, however, the Byzantines secured the assistance of his cousin Ivan Vladislav, whose life Radomir had once saved. Ivan murdered Radomir while hunting near Ostrovo, and then took the throne for himself. Actually Ivan owed his life to Gavril, who protected him, when the whole family of Ivan was sentenced by Samuel to death for treason.

Gavril Radomir married twice. Gavril Radomir's son, Peter Delyan, would play a role in attempting to secure independence for Bulgaria several decades later. He is one of the candidates suggested to be father of Agatha, wife of Edward of the Exile.

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