Leo of Tripoli

   Admiral of an Arab fleet that in 904 attacked and captured Abydos (q.v.), then pillaged Thessalonike (q.v.). The sack of Thessalonike is described by John Kameniates (q.v.). In 912, off Chios (q.v.), he defeated a Byzantine fleet under Himerios (q.v.). Leo was a Greek who converted to Islam after being taken captive by the Arabs (q.v.).

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