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Leo III

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Pronunciation: /ˈliːəʊ
 
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Definition of Leo III in English:

( Circa 680–741), Byzantine emperor 717–41. He repulsed several Muslim invasions and carried out an extensive series of reforms. In 726 he banned icons and other religious images; the resulting iconoclastic controversy led to over a century of political and religious turmoil.

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