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Heraclius becomes emperor
Muslims attack Constantinople.
Loss of North Africa to Muslims.
Regains control of Asia Minor from the Muslims
Emperor Leo III bans the use of Icons
Charlemagne, king of the Franks, is crowned "Emperor of the Romans" by Pope Leo III in Rome. For the first time in 300 years, there is an emperor of the "East" and an emperor of the "West".
The use of Icons is restored
Bulgars under Symeon overrun Thrace
Bulgars unsuccessfully attack Constantinople unsuccessfully
Prince Igor of Kiev attacks Bithynia and later attacks Constantinople: The Byzantines destroys the Russian fleet
Basil II becomes Emperor
Venetians granted extensive trading rights in the Byzantine Empire
Basil II reconquers Syria from the Muslims
Basil II reconquers Greece from Bulgars
Basil II destroys the Bulgar army, earning the epithet Bulgaroktonos ("Bulgar Slayer")
Loss of southern Italy to the Normans
Defeat at Manzikert to the Seljuk Turks. Permanent loss of most of Asia Minor
Loss of Syria to Muslims
The Great Schism: The Latin Roman Church and the Greek Orthodox Church excommunicate each other
Byzantines defeated in Thrace
Alexius appeals to Urban II at Council of Piacenza for help against the Turks. The First Crusade is proclaimed at Council of Clermont
Constantine founds the new capital of the Roman Empire (The Ancient Greek City of Byzantium)
The Roman Empire divides in half. (Eastern and Western Roman empire)
The Western Empire falls
Justinian's reign begain and reconqures parts of the western empire
Lombards invade Italy
Sample of an long event
a large Muslim force attacks Constantinople by land and sea.
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