Roman Emperor Leo V, Second Anti-Icon Period (AD 813-820) Constantinople/Istanbul

Leo V ruled as emperor for seven years, from 813 to 820. He initiated the second period of anti-icon movement that lasted for thirty years, from 813 to 843. He seized the property of pro-icon Christians, churches, monasteries, and exiled Theodore, who was the spiritual leader of the Monastery of Saint John the Forerunner. Leo V was assassinated in 820 by men dressed as monks.