Information about Emperor Leo III of the Eastern Roman Empire

Emperor Leo III of the Eastern Roman Empire (685 - 18 May 741)

Leo III the Isaurian, also known as the Syrian (Greek: Λέων Γ΄ ὁ Ἴσαυρος), was Byzantine Emperor from 717 until his death in 741. He put an end to the Twenty Years' Anarchy, a period of great instability in the Byzantine Empire between 695 and 717, marked by the rapid succession of several emperors to the throne. He also successfully defended the Empire against the invading Umayyads and forbade the veneration of icons.

Emperor Leo III of the Eastern Roman Empire reigned in...
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