Leo III the Isaurian

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Emperor o the Byzantine Empire
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Leo III (left) an his son Constantine V
Reign 25 Mairch 717 – 18 Juin 741
Predecessor Theodosios III
Successor Constantine V
Born 685
Died 18 Juin 741 (aged 56 or 55)
Consort Maria
Issue Constantine V
Dynasty Isaurian Dynasty
Born 685
Died 18 Juin 741 (aged 56 or 55)

Leo III the Isaurian an aa kent as the Sirie (Greek: Λέων Γ΄ ὁ Ἴσαυρος, Leōn III ho Isauros), (c. 685 – 18 Juin 741) wis Byzantine Emperor frae 717 till his daith in 741. He put an end tae a period o instability, successfully defendit the Empire against the invadin Umayyads, an forbade the veneration o icons.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Gero, Stephen (1973). Byzantine Iconoclasm during the Reign of Leo III, with Particular Attention to the Oriental Sources. Louvain: Secrétariat du Corpus SCO. ISBN 90-429-0387-2.