|774||Battle of Berzitia||★ ★ ★ ★ ★|
|Outcome:||The Byzantines surprised a Bulgarian raiding force and scored an easy victory||October 774|
|War & Enemy:||
Early Bulgarian Wars
|The Battlefield|| Location:
Berzitia, close to the present-day Greek-Albanian-FYROM borders.
| Modern Country:
|The Byzantines(emperor: Constantine V Kopronymos)||The Enemies|
|Commander:||Emperor Constantine V||Kahn Telerig|
|Background story:||After an unsuccessful campaign of the Byzantine Emperor Constantine V earlier in 774, the Bulgarian Khan Telerig decided to strike back to the southwest and sent a small raiding army of 12,000 to capture Berzitia. The Byzantine emperor was informed for the raid in due time by his spies in Pliska and gathered a big army to face the enemy.|
Constantine met with his army the Bulgarian force in Berzitia. The Bulgarians did not expect to find an army there. They suffered heavy losses.