This article is about the 729 battle; see Battle of Ravenna (disambiguation) for other battles fought at this location.
The Battle of Ravenna in 729 was fought between the troops of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Exarchate of Ravenna and a force of Italians. This was in response to Emperor Leo III the Isaurian outlawing the veneration of holy icons, which Pope Gregory II was against. After a fierce battle, the Eastern Roman Army was overcome and thousands of Byzantines were killed.
^ Laffin, John, Brassey’s Dictionary of Battles, (Barnes & Noble Inc., 1986), 356.
Coordinates: 44°25′N 12°12′E / 44.417°N 12.200°E / 44.417; 12.200
This article about a battle is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.
This Byzantine Empire-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.