The Battle of Svindax (Georgian: სვინდაქსის ბრძოლა) was fought during the spring of 1022 between the Byzantine army of Emperor Basil II and the Georgian army of King George I.

Battle of Svindax
Part of the Byzantine-Georgian wars
Date1022
Location
Svindax, Phasiane (now northeast Turkey)
39°54′N 41°36′E / 39.900°N 41.600°E / 39.900; 41.600
Result Byzantine victory; Treaty of 1022
Belligerents
Byzantine Empire Kingdom of Georgia
Commanders and leaders
Basil II George I
Strength
unknown unknown
Battle of Svindax is located in Turkey
Battle of Svindax
Location within Turkey
Battle of Svindax is located in Caucasus mountains
Battle of Svindax
Battle of Svindax (Caucasus mountains)

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The battle was fought at Svindax (a medieval Georgian chronicler knew it as სვინდაქსი, Suindaksi) in the Phasiane province (Basiani, Basian, or Basean). Ultimately, the Byzantines won a decisive victory. In the aftermath of the conflict, George I of Georgia was forced to negotiate a peace treaty ending the Byzantine-Georgian wars over the succession of the domains of David III of Tao.

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