Battle of Adrianople (1254)

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Battle of Adrianople
Part of the Byzantine-Bulgarian Wars
Date 1254
Location Adrianople
Result Nicaean victory
Belligerents
Bulgarian Empire Empire of Nicaea
Commanders and leaders
Michael Asen I of Bulgaria Theodore II Lascaris

The Battle of Adrianople was fought in 1254 between the Byzantine Greek Empire of Nicaea and the Bulgarians. Michael Asen I of Bulgaria tried to reconquer land taken by the Empire of Nicaea, but the swift advance of Theodore II Lascaris caught the Bulgarians unprepared. The Byzantines were victorious.