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Battle of Adrianople (1205)

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This Battle of Adrianople occurred on April 14, 1205 between Bulgars under Czar 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, later dying in captivity. The Bulgars then overran much of Thrace and Macedonia, exterminating a large part of the Greek population. Baldwin was succeeded by one of his younger sons, Henry of Romania[?], who took the throne on August 20, 1205 and ran the eastern end of the empire in relative peace.

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