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1202 – The Crusader Siege of Zara

On This Day – 10 November 1202

The siege of Zara began. This was the first major action of the fourth crusade and the first attack against a Catholic city by Catholic crusaders. The attack was forbidden by Pope Innocent III who threatened the crusaders with excommunication.

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AD 489 The Battle of Verona

The Ostrogothic leader Theodoric the Great fought Odoacer at the battle of Verona in 489 (one of many with the same name). This battle was effectively part of the agreement struck with the emperor Zeno at Constantinople. Continue reading “AD 489 The Battle of Verona”

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