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Encyclopedia > Staurakios
Staurakios on a coin issued by his father Nikephoros I.

Staurakios or Stauracius (Greek: Σταυράκιος), (d. January 11, 812) was Byzantine emperor from July 26 to October 2, 811. Nicephorus I and Stauracius. ... Nicephorus I and Stauracius. ... Nikephoros I and his son and successor, Stauracius. ... January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events Births April 12 - Muhammad at-Taqi, Shia Imam (d. ... This is a list of Byzantine Emperors. ... July 26 is the 207th day (208th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 158 days remaining. ... October 2 is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 90 days remaining. ... Events July 26 - Battle of Pliska: Nicephorus I is defeated by the Bulgar khan Krum, and is succeeded by Stauracius as Byzantine emperor. ...


The son of Emperor Nikephoros I, Staurakios had been crowned as co-emperor by his father in 803. The chronicler Theophanes the Confessor claims that Staurakios was guilty of rape, a claim perhaps colored by his hostility to Nikephoros I. In 807 Staurakios married the Athenian Theophano, a relative of the deposed Empress Irene. Nikephoros I and his son and successor, Stauracius. ... Saint Theophanes the Confessor (about 758/760, Constantinople - March 17, 817 or 818, Samothrace) was an aristocratic but ascetic Byzantine monk and chronicler. ... Athens (Greek: Αθήνα - Athína) is the largest city and capital of Greece, located in the Attica periphery of central Greece. ... This solidus struck under Irene reports the legend bASILISSH, Basilissa. ...


Staurakios participated in his father's expedition against Krum of Bulgaria in 811, and barely escaped with his life from the disastrous Battle of Pliska, in which his father was killed. However, Staurakios was paralyzed by a sword wound near his neck, and was saved by the imperial guard which retreated from the battlefield. Because of his uncertain condition he was hastily crowned at Adrianople, the first time an emperor had been crowned outside Constantinople since the deposition of the last Western Roman Emperor Romulus Augustus in 476. Krum (Bulgarian: ) (died April 13, 814) was ruler of Bulgaria, from after 796/ before 803 to 814. ... Combatants Byzantine Empire Bulgaria Commanders Nicephorus I† Krum Strength aroud 80,000 Unknown Casualties almost the whole army, including the emperor Unknown The Battle of Pliska (Battle of Vărbica pass) took place on July 26, 811, between the Byzantine Empire and Bulgaria, resulting in one of the worst defeats... Edirne is a city in (Thrace), the westernmost part of Turkey, close to the borders with Greece and Bulgaria. ... Map of Constantinople. ... The Western Roman Empire is the name given to the western half of the Roman Empire after its division by Diocletian. ... This article is about the Roman Emperor. ... Events August - The usurper Basiliscus is deposed and Zeno is restored as Eastern Roman Emperor. ...


Due to his debilitating wound, Staurakios was unable to exercise actual authority. As his condition worsened, the court was split between the factions of his wife Theophano and his sister Prokopia, who hoped that her husband Michael I Rangabe would be chosen as the emperor's heir. As it became clear that Staurakios intended to designate Theophano his successor (or else to abolish the empire and declare a republic), the supporters of Michael forced the emperor to abdicate on October 2, 811. Staurakios retired to a monastery where he died from the effects of his wound on January 11, 812. Michael I on a contemporary coin Michael I Rangabe (Greek: Μιχαήλ Α΄ Ραγγαβέ, Mikhaēl I Rangabe), (died January 11, 844) was Byzantine Emperor (811 - 813). ... October 2 is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 90 days remaining. ... Events July 26 - Battle of Pliska: Nicephorus I is defeated by the Bulgar khan Krum, and is succeeded by Stauracius as Byzantine emperor. ... Monastery of St. ... January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events Births April 12 - Muhammad at-Taqi, Shia Imam (d. ...


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Preceded by
Nikephoros I
Byzantine Emperor
811
Succeeded by
Michael I

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Staurakios - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (320 words)
The chronicler Theophanes the Confessor claims that Staurakios was guilty of rape, a claim perhaps colored by his hostility to Nikephoros I. In 807 Staurakios married the Athenian Theophano, a relative of the deposed Empress Irene.
Staurakios participated in his father's expedition against Krum of Bulgaria in 811, and barely escaped with his life from the disastrous Battle of Pliska, in which his father was killed.
Staurakios retired to a monastery where he died from the effects of his wound on January 11, 812.
Michael I Rangabe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (427 words)
He married Prokopia, the daughter of the future Emperor Nikephoros I, received the high court dignity of kouropalatēs after his father-in-law's accession in 802.
Michael survived Nikephoros' disastrous campaign against Krum of Bulgaria, and was considered a more appropriate candidate for the throne than his severely injured brother-in-law Staurakios.
When Michael's wife Prokopia failed to persuade her brother to name Michael as his successor, Michael's supporters forced Staurakios to abdicate in his favor on October 2, 811.
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