Information about Emperor Staurakios of the Eastern Roman Empire

Emperor Staurakios of the Eastern Roman Empire ((unknown) - 11 January 812)

Staurakios or Stauracius (Greek: Σταυράκιος) was Byzantine Emperor from July 26 to October 2, 811 in succession to his father, Nikephoros I, who had fallen at the Battle of Pliska. His rule was cut short by a severe wound suffered in the same battle, and he was forced into retirement in a monastery by his brother-in-law, Michael I Rangabe, where he died soon after.

Emperor Staurakios of the Eastern Roman Empire reigned in...
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