Battle of Adrianople (1254)
|Battle of Adrianople|
|Part of the Byzantine-Bulgarian Wars|
|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.