Information about Emperor Leo V of the Eastern Roman Empire

Emperor Leo V of the Eastern Roman Empire (775 - 25 December 820)

Leo V the Armenian (Greek: Λέων ὁ ἐξ Ἀρμενίας) was Emperor of the Byzantine Empire from 813 to 820. A senior general, he forced his predecessor, Michael I Rangabe, to abdicate and assumed the throne. He ended the decade-long war with the Bulgars, and initiated the second period of Byzantine Iconoclasm. He was assassinated by supporters of Michael the Amorian, one of his most trusted generals, who succeeded him on the throne.

Emperor Leo V of the Eastern Roman Empire reigned in...
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Λέων ὁ ἐξ Ἀρμενίας (Emperor Leo V the Armenian) Flag of Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantine Empire) Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantine Empire) 22 June 813 25 December 820
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