st. leo iii

Leo III

noun
1.
Saint, a.d. c750–816, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 795–816.
2.
(“the Isaurian” ), a.d. c680–741, Eastern Roman emperor 717–741.
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Leo III
 
n
1.  called the Isaurian. ?675--741 ad, Byzantine emperor (717--41): he checked Arab expansionism and began the policy of iconoclasm, which divided the empire for the next century
2.  Saint. ?750--816 ad, pope (795--816). He crowned Charlemagne emperor of the Romans (800). Feast day: June 12

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