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For other uses, see Leo III the Isaurian (c. 680 - June 18, 741) was a Byzantine emperor (717-741). Pope Leo III, 795-816 Leo III or Leo A a type IBm V irregular galaxy in Leo This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share... Leo III (disambiguation).

Leo III the Isauria, in ancient geography, is a district in the interior of South Asia Minor, of very different extent at different periods, but generally covering much of what is now south-central Turkey. The permanent nucleus of Isauria was north of the Taurus range which lies directly to south of Iconium... Isaurian (c. Years: 676 677 678 679 - 680 - 681 682 683 684 Decades: 650s 660s 670s - 680s - 690s 700s 710s Centuries: 6th century - 7th century - 8th century Contents // 1 Events 2 Births 3 Deaths 4 Heads of states Events October 10 - Battle of Kerbela November 12 - The Sixth Ecumenical Council opens in... 680 June 18 is the 169th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (170th in leap years), with 196 days remaining. June Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20... June 18, Years: 737 738 739 740 - 741 - 742 743 744 745 Decades: 710s 720s 730s - 740s - 750s 760s 770s Centuries: 7th century - 8th century - 9th century Events June 18 - Constantine V succeeds Leo III as emperor of the Byzantine Empire. Pope Zacharias succeeds Pope Gregory III. Carloman, Pippin the Short and... 741) was This is a list of Byzantine Emperors. Note: It is difficult to determine when exactly the Roman Empire ends and the Byzantine Empire begins; Diocletian split the Roman Empire into eastern and western halves for administrative purposes in 284. Candidates for the first Byzantine emperor include Constantine I (the first... Byzantine emperor from Years: 713 714 715 716 - 717 - 718 719 720 721 Decades: 680s 690s 700s - 710s - 720s 730s 740s Centuries: 7th century - 8th century - 9th century Events March 25 - Leo III usurps the throne of Byzantium August 15 - Muslama begins the Second Arab siege of Constantinople. The siege lasts for three... 717 until his death. He put an end to a period of instability, successfully defended the empire against the invading For other uses, see Arab (disambiguation). There are three factors which may assist to varying degrees in determining whether someone is considered Arab or not: Political: whether they live in a country which is a member of the Arab League (or, more vaguely, the Arab World); this definition covers more... Arabs, and adopted the religious policy of Literally, iconoclasm is the destruction of religious icons and other sacred images or monuments, usually for religious or political motives. People who engage in such practices are called iconoclasts, a term that has come to be applied to any person who breaks or disdains established dogmas or conventions. Conversely, people... iconoclasm.


Leo was born in the Syrian province of Kommagene (Latin Commagene) was a small kingdom, located in modern south-central Turkey, with its capital at Samosata (modern Samsat). It was first mentioned in Assyrian texts as Kummuhu, which was normally an ally of Assyria, but eventually annexed as province in 708 BC under Sargon II. The Hellenistic kingdom... Commagene. He rose to distinction in the military, and under Anastasius II (died 721), Byzantine emperor, whose original name was Artemius, was raised to the throne of Constantinople by the voice of the senate and people in 713, on the deposition of Philippicus, whom he had served in the capacity of secretary. The empire was threatened by the Saracens both... Anastasius II he was given the command of the eastern army. In 717 he revolted against the The neutrality and factual accuracy of this article are disputed. Please see the relevant discussion on the talk page. George Walker Bush Order: 43rd President Term of Office: January 20, 2001–Present Predecessor: Bill Clinton Successor: Incumbent Date of Birth: July 6, 1946 Place of Birth: New Haven, Connecticut... usurper Theodosius III, emperor of the Byzantine Empire (715-717), was a financial officer and tax collector in Adramyttium before being acclaimed in May of 715 as an imperial candidate for the troops of the Opsikian theme rebelling against Anastasius II. According to the chronicler Theophanes, Theodosius was unwilling to accept... Theodosius III and, marching upon Constantinople, was elected emperor in his place. The first year of Leo's reign saw an important siege of his capital by the Arabs, who had taken advantage of the civil discord in the Roman empire to bring a force of 80,000 men to the Fatih Sultan Mehmed Bridge over the Bosporus seen from over Rumelihisarı This article is about the strait; Bosphorus is also a Turkish Boğazi├ži or İstanbul Boğazı) is a strait that separates the European part (Rumeli) of Turkey from its Asian part (Anadolu... Bosporus. By his stubborn defence the new ruler wore out the invaders who, after a twelve months' siege, withdrew their forces. An important factor in the victory of the Romans was their use of Depiction of Greek fire in the Madrid Skylitzes manuscript Greek fire (also called Byzantine fire and liquid fire) was a weapon used by the Byzantine Empire, said to have been invented by a Syrian Christian refugee named Kallinikos of Heliopolis. It was capable of discharging a stream of burning fluid... Greek fire. Having thus preserved the empire from extinction, Leo proceeded to consolidate its administration, which in the previous years of anarchy had become completely disorganized. He secured its frontiers by inviting The Slavic peoples are the most numerous ethnic and linguistic body of peoples in Europe. They speak Slavic languages and reside chiefly in the east of that continent, but are also found in Asia. Contents // 1 Ethno-cultural subdivisions 2 The Slavic homeland debates 3 Naming and etymologies 4 Early... Slavic settlers into the depopulated districts and by restoring the army to efficiency; when the Arabs renewed their invasions in Years: 722 723 724 725 - 726 - 727 728 729 730 Decades: 690s 700s 710s - 720s - 730s 740s 750s Centuries: 7th century - 8th century - 9th century Events City of Jarash (in present-day Jordan) suffers a major earthquake First annual Sumo tournament held by Emperor Seibu. King Ine of Wessex resigns... 726 and Years: Years: 731 732 733 734 - 735 - 736 737 738 739 Decades: 700s 710s 720s - 730s - 740s 750s 760s Centuries: 7th century - 8th century - 9th century Events Abkhazia becomes independent, and will remain such until the 15th century Births Alcuin, missionary and bishop (approximate date) Deaths May 25 - Bede, English... 739 they were decisively beaten. His civil reforms include the abolition of the system of prepaying taxes which had weighed heavily upon the wealthier proprietors, the elevation of the Costumes of Slaves or Serfs, from the Sixth to the Twelfth Centuries, collected by H. de Vielcastel, from original Documents in the great Libraries of Europe. A serf is a laborer who is bound to the land. Serfs differ from slaves in that serfs cannot be sold apart from the... serfs into a class of free tenants and the remodelling of family and of maritime law. These measures, which were embodied in a new code published in Years: Years: 732 733 734 735 - 736 - 737 738 739 740 Decades: 700s 710s 720s - 730s - 740s 750s 760s Centuries: 7th century - 8th century - 9th century Events The Kegon school of Buddhism arrives in Japan via Korea, when Rōben invites the Korean monk Simsang to lecture, and formally... 740, met with some opposition on the part of the nobles and higher clergy.


But Leo's most striking legislative reforms dealt with religious matters, especially iconoclasm. After an apparently successful attempt to enforce the Baptism is a water purification ritual practiced in certain religions such as Christianity, Mandaeanism, Sikhism, and some historic sects of Judaism. The word baptize derives from the Greek word βάπτειν (the infinitive; also listed as the 1st person singular present active indicative βα... baptism of all The word Jew ( Hebrew (עברית [‘Ivrit]) Spoken in: Israel Region: Israel and other countries Total speakers: Over 6 million (as all Israeli Jewish citizens as well as its Arabs speak it) Ranking: not in top 100 Genetic classification: Afro-Asiatic  Semitic   Central... Jews and Montanism was a movement begun by Montanus in the second century A.D., shortly after Montanus conversion to Christianity. He claimed to have received a series of direct revelations from the Holy Spirit or the paraclete, and was joined by two women, Prisca and Maximilla. His preachings spread from his... Montanists in the empire ( Years: 718 719 720 721 - 722 - 723 724 725 726 Decades: 690s 700s 710s - 720s - 730s 740s 750s Centuries: 7th century - 8th century - 9th century Events 3 January - Kinich Ahkal Mo Naab III takes throne of Maya state of Palenque Battle of Covadonga: First victory of a Christian army... 722), he issued a series of edicts against the worship of images (726-729). This prohibition of a custom which had undoubtedly given rise to grave abuses seems to have been inspired by a genuine desire to improve public morality, and received the support of the official aristocracy and a section of the clergy. But a majority of the theologians and all the monks opposed these measures with uncompromising hostility, and in the western parts of the empire the people refused to obey the edict. A revolt which broke out in Greece, mainly on religious grounds, was crushed by the imperial fleet ( Years: 723 724 725 726 - 727 - 728 729 730 731 Decades: 690s 700s 710s - 720s - 730s 740s 750s Centuries: 7th century - 8th century - 9th century For the aircraft, see Boeing 727. Events Births Deaths Categories: 727 ... 727), and two years later, by deposing the patriarch of Constantinople, Leo suppressed the overt opposition of the capital. In Italy the defiant attitude of Popes Saint Gregory II, pope from 715 or 716 to February 11, 731, succeeded Pope Constantine, his election being variously dated May 19, 715, and March 21, 716. Having, it is said, bought off the Lombards for thirty pounds of gold, he used the tranquillity thus obtained for vigorous missionary efforts... Gregory II and Saint Gregory III, pope (731-741), a Syrian by birth, succeeded Gregory II in March 731. His pontificate, like that of his predecessor, was disturbed by the iconoclastic controversy in the Byzantine Empire, in which he vainly invoked the intervention of Charles Martel. Also during his reign he conferred the... III on behalf of image-veneration led to a fierce quarrel with the emperor. The former summoned councils in Rome to anathematize and excommunicate the iconoclasts (730, 732); Leo retaliated by transferring southern Italy and Greece from the papal diocese to that of the The Patriarch of Constantinople is the Ecumenical Patriarch, the first among equals in the Eastern Orthodox Communion. In this capacity he serves as spiritual leader and primary spokesperson for the Communion (hence first), but has no official authority over the Patriarchs or over the other fifteen of the sixteen autocephalous... patriarch. The struggle was accompanied by an armed outbreak in the The Exarchate of Ravenna was a center of Byzantine power in Italy, from the end of the 6th century to 751 A.D., when the last Exarch was put to death by the Emperors enemies in Italy, the Lombards. The Western emperors had abandoned Rome first for Milan and... exarchate of Ravenna (727), which Leo finally endeavoured to subdue by means of a large fleet. But the destruction of the armament by a storm decided the issue against him; his south Italian subjects successfully defied his religious edicts, and the province of Ravenna became detached from the empire.



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Theodosius III, emperor of the Byzantine Empire (715-717), was a financial officer and tax collector in Adramyttium before being acclaimed in May of 715 as an imperial candidate for the troops of the Opsikian theme rebelling against Anastasius II. According to the chronicler Theophanes, Theodosius was unwilling to accept... Theodosius III
This is a list of Byzantine Emperors. Note: It is difficult to determine when exactly the Roman Empire ends and the Byzantine Empire begins; Diocletian split the Roman Empire into eastern and western halves for administrative purposes in 284. Candidates for the first Byzantine emperor include Constantine I (the first... Byzantine Emperor
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Constantine V Copronymus (The Dung-named) was This is a list of Byzantine Emperors. Note: It is difficult to determine when exactly the Roman Empire ends and the Byzantine Empire begins; Diocletian split the Roman Empire into eastern and western halves for administrative purposes in 284. Candidates for the first... Constantine V



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Leo III - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (574 words)
Leo was born in the Syrian province of Commagene.
In Italy the defiant attitude of Popes Gregory II and III on behalf of image-veneration led to a fierce quarrel with the emperor.
The former summoned councils in Rome to anathematize and excommunicate the iconoclasts (730, 732); Leo retaliated by transferring southern Italy and Greece from the papal diocese to that of the patriarch.
Pope Leo III - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (294 words)
Leo III (died June 12, 816) was Pope from 795 to 816.
Leo aroused the hostility of the nobility, and in April 799 he was attacked by a gang.
Leo, on December 23, took an oath of purgation concerning the charges brought against him, and his opponents were exiled.
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