18th October, 1081, Aleks Komneni was defeated in the hills of Durres

The battle of Dyrrahu

In the battle that was held, in the hills of Durresi, dated on October 18th, 1081, between Norman and Byzantine army, the Emperor Aleks Komneni, suffered a complete defeat. Forced to retire, the command of the garrison of the town, commissioned an Albanian functionary, which faced the siege until the February 1082.

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