Sieges of Constantinople
There were several sieges of Constantinople during the history of the Byzantine Empire. Two of them resulted in the capture of Constantinople from Byzantine rule: in 1204 by Crusaders, and in 1453 by ...
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Leo Tornikios
Leo Tornikios (Greek: Λέων Τορνίκιος) was a mid-11th century Byzantine general and noble, who in 1047 rebelled against the Byzantine emperor Constantine IX Monomachos (r. 1042–1055).
A nephew ...
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Siege of Jerusalem (614)
The Sasanian Empire conquered Jerusalem after a brief siege in 614, during the Byzantine–Sasanian War of 602–628. The Persian Shah Khosrau II appointed his general Shahrbaraz to conquer the Byzantine ...
Sack of Amorium
The Sack of Amorium by the Abbasid Caliphate in mid-August 838 was one of the major events in the long history of the Arab–Byzantine Wars. The Abbasid campaign was led personally by the Caliph al-Mu't...
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Siege of Tyana
A Siege of Tyana was carried out by the Umayyad Caliphate in 707–708/708–709 in retaliation for a heavy defeat of an Umayyad army under Maimun the Mardaite by the Byzantine Empire in ca. 706. The Arab...
Siege of Nicaea (1113)
The Siege of Nicaea of 1113 occurred in the course of the Byzantine-Seljuk wars.Following the success of the First Crusade and the failure of the Crusade of 1101, the Turks resumed their offensive ope...
Siege of Caesarea (614)
The Siege of Caesarea relates to the siege and conquest of Caesarea Maritima of the Palaestina Prima province (Byzantine Empire) by the Sasanian Persians in 614 CE.
The Persian Shah Khosrau II app...
Siege of Constantinople (1204)
The Sack of Constantinople or Siege of Constantinople (also called the Fourth Crusade) occurred in 1204; it destroyed parts of the capital of the Byzantine Empire as the city was captured by Western ...
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Siege of Shaizar
The Siege of Shaizar took place from April 28 to May 21, 1138. The allied forces of the Byzantine Empire, Principality of Antioch and County of Edessa besieged Shaizar in Syria, the capital of the Mun...
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Thomas the Slav
Thomas the Slav (c. 760 – October 823 AD) was a 9th-century Byzantine military commander, most notable for leading a wide-scale revolt in 821–23 against Emperor Michael II the Amorian (ruled 820–...
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Siege of Serres (1342)
The Byzantine civil war of 1341–47, sometimes referred to as the Second Palaiologan Civil War, was a conflict that broke out after the death of Andronikos III Palaiologos over the guardianship of his ...
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Siege of Cotyaeum
The siege of Cotyaeum was the successful capture of the city by Seljuk Turk forces from the Byzantines.
Following Emperor Manuel Komnenos' defeat at Myriokephalon, the Byzantines failed to reconqu...
Siege of Constantinople (1422)
The first full-scale Ottoman Siege of Constantinople took place in 1422 as a result of the Byzantine Emperor Manuel II's attempts to interfere in the succession of Ottoman Sultans, after the death of ...
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Siege of Sirmium
The Siege of Sirmium in 580–582 was a decisive event in the history of the Balkans. The fall of the city to the Avars deprived the Byzantine Empire of its major stronghold on the northwestern Danube, ...
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Siege of Constantinople (1203)
The Siege of Constantinople in 1203 was a Crusader siege of the capital of the Byzantine Empire, in support of the deposed emperor Isaac II Angelos and his son Alexios IV Angelos. It marked the main o...
Siege of Germanicia
The Siege of Germanicia or Marash was led by Muslim forces of the Rashidun Caliphate during their campaigns in Anatolia in 638. The city surrendered without much bloodshed. This expedition is importan...
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Siege of Constantinople (1235)
The Siege of Constantinople (1235) was a joint Bulgarian-Nicaean siege on the capital of the Latin Empire. Latin emperor John of Brienne was besieged by the Nicaean emperor John III Doukas Vatatzes an...
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Siege of Constantinople (626)
The Siege of Constantinople in 626 by the Avars, aided by large numbers of allied Slavs and the Sassanid Persians, ended in a strategic victory for the Byzantines. The failure of the siege saved the E...
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Sack of Thessalonica (1185)
The Sack of Thessalonica in 1185 by Normans of the Kingdom of Sicily was one of the worst disasters to befall the Byzantine Empire in the 12th century. The city's governor, David Komnenos, had neglect...
Siege of Lovech
The Siege of Lovech (Bulgarian: Обсада на Ловеч, Obsada na Lovech) took place in the spring of 1187 between the forces of Bulgaria and the Byzantine Empire.
In 1185, the brothers Asen and Pete...
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