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Battle of Adrianople (1205)

This Battle of Adrianople occurred on April 14 1205 between Bulgars under Tsar Kaloyan, and Latins under the Latin emperor Baldwin I. It was won by the Bulgars after a skillful ambush. Around 300 Latin knights were killed, and the emperor was captured, blinded and later died in captivity. The Bulgars then overran much of Thrace and Macedonia, exterminating a large part of the Greek population. Baldwin was succeeded by his younger brother, Henry, who took the throne on August 20, 1205.

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