Friday, April 25, 2014

History Trivia - Athens surrenders to Sparta, ending the Peloponesian War

April 25

404 BC Athens surrendered to Sparta, ending the Peloponesian War. 

799 Pope Leo III was attacked during a procession in Rome due, in part, for recognizing Charlemagne as patricius of the Romans, which upset the delicate balance between the Byzantines and the west that his predecessor had established. He fled to Charlemagne, who escorted the Pope  safely back to Rome where he oversaw a commission that vindicated Leo and deported his enemies. Leo would later crown Charlemagne the first Holy Roman Emperor. Follow on Bloglovin

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