Byzantine Empire Isaurian dynasty

Rebellion of Anastasius
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719 Jan 1

Rebellion of Anastasius

İstanbul, Turkey

In 719, former emperor Anastasius headed a revolt against Leo III, receiving considerable Bulgar support. The rebel forces advanced on Constantinople. The Bulgarians betrayed Anastasius, leading to his defeat. The enterprise failed, and Anastasius fell into Leo's hands and was put to death by his orders on 1 June. He was killed along with other conspirators including Niketas Xylinitas and the archbishop of Thessaloniki.

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