Sunday, April 24, 2011

History Trivia

April 25, 404 BC Peloponnesian War: Lysander's Spartan Armies defeated the Athenians and the war ended. 32 Emperor Otho was born. 799 Pope Leo III attacked. Upon succeeding Pope Adrian I, Leo immediately recognized Charlemagne as patricius of the Romans, upsetting the delicate balance between the Byzantines and the west that his predecessor had established. Provoked by Adrian's supporters, assailants accusing Leo of misconduct physically assaulted him during a procession in Rome, attempting to blind him and remove his tongue. Leo escaped, however, and fled to Charlemagne, who escorted him safely back to Rome and oversaw a commission that vindicated Leo and
deported his enemies. Leo would later crown Charlemagne the first Holy Roman Emperor.
1214 King Louis IX of France was born. 1284 King Edward II of England was born.

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