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Leo III

(c. 675—741)


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(c. 680–741)

Byzantine emperor (717–41). He repulsed several Muslim invasions and carried out an extensive series of financial, legal, administrative, and military reforms. In 726 he forbade the use of images in public worship; this policy, enforced by teams of iconoclasts, met with much popular opposition and a split with Rome.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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