|1187||Defense of Costantinople||★ ★ ★ ★ ★|
|Outcome:||Defeat and Death of the rebel general Alexios Vranas||1187|
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|The Byzantines(emperor: Isaac II Angelos)||The Enemies|
|Commander:||Conrad of Montferrat||General Alexios Branas|
Two years after defeating the Normans of Sicily at Mosynopolis and Dimitritsi, the Byzantine General Alexios Branas, while in campaign against Vlach-Bulgarian rebels, rose in revolt against Emperor Isaac II Angelos and marched against the Byzantine capital.
Outside the walls of Constantinople, Branas was met by an army under the Emperor’s new brother-in-law, Conrad of Montferrat. Branas wounded Conrad, who nevertheless unhorsed him, his lance striking the cheekpiece of his helmet. Branas was then beheaded by Conrad's supporting footsoldiers. The head was taken to the imperial palace, where it was treated like a football, and was then sent to Branas' wife Anna.