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  NICEPHORUS (I.-III.) - LoveToKnow Article on NICEPHORUS (I.-III.)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
NICEPHORUS I., emperor 802-811, was a native of Seleucia in Pisidia, who was raised by the empress Irene to the office of logothetes or lord high treasurer.
Nicephorus was also the author of lists of the emperors and patriarchs of Constantinople, of a poem on the capture of Jerusalem, and of a synopsis of the Scriptures, all in iambics; and of commentaries on liturgical poems.
Nicephorus is the author of a valuable compendium (Breviarium historicum) of Byzantine history from 602 to 770, of a meagre Chronologia corn pendiaria from Adam to the year of his own death.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /N/NI/NICEPHORUS_I_III_.htm   (2832 words)

 Nicephorus III - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nicephorus III Botaniates, Byzantine emperor from 1078 to 1081, belonged to a family which claimed descent from the Roman Fabii; he rose to be commander of the troops in Asia.
Nicephorus ultimately quarrelled with Alexius, who used his influence with the army to depose the emperor and banish him to a monastery.
Nicephorus III is also a fictional Byzantine Emperor ruling in the beginning of the XIV century in a Harry Turtledove's alternate history novel Agent of Byzantium.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nicephorus_III   (201 words)

 Saint Nicephorus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
After the emperor's death (811), Nicephorus cooperated in the removal of Staurakios and in the elevation of the incapable Michael Rhangabe.
Nicephorus at first replied to his removal from his office by excommunication, but was at last obliged to yield to force, and was taken to one of the cloisters he had founded, Tou Agathou, and later to that called Tou hagiou Theodorou.
From there he carried on a literary polemic for the cause of the iconodules against the synod of 815; on the occasion of the change of sovereigns, in 820, he at least obtained the promise of toleration.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Saint_Nicephorus   (754 words)

 Nicephorus I - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nicephorus I aka Nikeforos Fokas, Nicephorus Phocas (died July 26, 811) was a Byzantine emperor (802-811).
But Nicephorus gained over the latter two, and by inducing the rebel army to disperse achieved the submission of Bardanes, who was relegated to a monastery.
In 811 Nicephorus invaded Bulgaria and this campaign drove Krum to ask for terms, but at the Battle of Pliska on July 26, Krum surprised and slew Nicephorus along with a large portion of the Byzantine army.
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 Nicephorus II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Thanks to his popularity with the army, Nicephorus was crowned emperor by the side of Romanus's infant sons, and in spite of the patriarch's opposition married their mother Theophano.
Last of all, he was forsaken by his wife, and, in consequence of a conspiracy which she headed with his nephew John Tzimisces, was assassinated in his sleeping apartment.
Nicephorus was the author of an extant treatise on military tactics which contains valuable information concerning the art of war in his time.
www.1-free-software.com /en/wikipedia/n/ni/nicephorus_ii.html   (556 words)

Emperor Nicephorus considered it important to have this matter settled and, at his wish the new patriarch with the concurrence of a synod composed of a small number of bishops, pardoned Joseph and, in 806, restored him to his office.
Nicephorus fell ill; when he recovered the emperor called upon him to defend his course before a synod of bishops friendly to iconoclasm.
Nicephorus added to this second part seventy-five extracts from the writings of the Fathers [edited by Pitra, "Spicilegium Solesmense", I (Paris, 1852), 227-370]; in two further writings, which also apparently belong together, passages from earlier writers, that had been used by the enemies of images to maintain their opinions, are examined and explained.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/11050a.htm   (2087 words)

 Nicephorus Phocas
Born (912) in Cappadocia, Nicephorus was descended from the aristocratic family of Phokades from Cappadocia which possessed considerable tracts of land.
Nicephorus Phocas was the son of Bardas Phocas, an important Byzantine general in Anatolia, on the borders of the empire.
On Aug. 16, 963, Nicephorus entered through Golden Gate and was crowned in Hagia Sophia in a magnificent ceremony, by patriarch Polyeuctus, and on September 20 he celebrated his marriage to Theophano.
fstav.tripod.com /emperors/niceph.html   (1838 words)

 Nicephorus I - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nicephorus I and his son and successor, Stauracius.
Nicephorus I Phocas (Greek: Νικηφορος, Bringer of Victory), (died July 26, 811) was a Byzantine emperor (802-811).
Compelled by Bardanes's disloyalty to take the field himself, he sustained a severe defeat at Crasus in Phrygia (805), and the subsequent inroads of the enemy into Asia Minor induced him to make peace on condition of paying a yearly contribution of 30,000 gold pieces.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nicephorus_I   (408 words)

 Basil II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Because he and his brother, the future Emperor Constantine VIII of the Byzantine Empire (ruled 1025-1028), were too young to reign in their own right, Basil's mother Theophano married one of Romanus' leading generals, who took the throne as the Emperor Nicephorus II Phocas in 963.
Nicephorus was murdered in 969, only to be succeeded by another general, who became Emperor John I Tzimisces and reigned for seven years.
Although Nicephorus Phocas in particular had proven to be a brilliant military commander during his reign, both generals had proven to be lax administrators.
www.pineville.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Basil_II   (1634 words)

 Gouden Hoorn 9,1: Dirk Krausmüller   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nicephorus Ouranos was an aristocrat who served Emperor Basil II (976-1025) in various functions, finally becoming gouvernor of the province of Antioch on the Orontes.
Nicephorus is first mentioned in 979 and appears to have died in the early years of the eleventh century.
Nicephorus Ouranos employs a formula which is more similar to the one used by Nicetas: "The speech shall go through this affairs from the beginning right from the birthpangs and the first hair", cf.
www.isidore-of-seville.com /goudenhoorn/91dirk.html   (4157 words)

 Nicephorus, Saint. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nicephorus attended the Second Council of Nicaea as lay representative of the emperor.
Nicephorus opposed iconoclasm and secured a pledge of orthodoxy from Emperor Michael I.
Michael’s successor, Leo V, however, insisted that the patriarch modify his views, but Nicephorus refused and was deposed and exiled.
www.bartleby.com /65/ni/NicephorSt.html   (162 words)

 SparkNotes: High Middle Ages (1000-1200): Byzantium Triumphant, Byzantium Faltering: 960-1071
Nicephorus was occupied on three fronts: 1) the Eastern, Islamic; 2) the Northern, Bulgar-Russian; and 3) the internal front, comprising the Church, the Anatolian landed aristocracy, and the smallholding peasant-soldier class.
Regarding the former, though Nicephorus was rigorously puritanical, he was incensed by the large tracts of Anatolian land monasteries and churches controlled in such a way as to put them beyond state, Theme, and landholder access.
As regards the masses, though the backbone of the Themes was the mass of smallholding peasant soldiers, Nicephorus actually facilitated the large Anatolian landholders' expansion of their holdings in his effort to help the state treasury.
www.sparknotes.com /history/european/middle2/section2.rhtml   (3756 words)

 New Page 3
Nicephorus I Genik's planned campaign against Bulgaria was prevented by infighting amongst the Byzantines.
Nicephorus I made a retaliatory move when in 811 the Byzantine army crossed the Balkan range through unguarded side passes and headed towards the capital, Pliska.
In the mean time, Nicephorus had happily continued his pillaging and managed to work his way into one of the Balkan passes.
debian.fmi.uni-sofia.bg /~nikola1/krum.htm   (771 words)

 Articles - Despotate of Epirus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nicephorus, however, was convinced to ally with Charles II of Naples in 1292, although Charles was defeated by Andronicus' fleet.
Nicephorus II was able to retake Epirus in 1356, to which he also added Thessaly.
Nicephorus died putting down an Albanian revolt in 1359 and the despotate was reincorporated into the empire.
www.lastring.com /articles/Despotate_of_Epirus?mySession=b86f687090e41ad755158714364b981f   (1214 words)

 Nicephorus II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nicephorus II Nicephorus II Nicephorus and his step-son Basil, later Basil II.
Nicephorus II Phocas, Byzantine emperor 963-969, belonged to a Cappadocian family which had produced several distinguished generals.
Thanks to his popularity with the army, Nicephorus was crowned emperor by the side of Romanus's infant sons, and in spite of the patriarch's opposition married their mother, the regent Theophano.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/N/Nicephorus-II.htm   (622 words)

 Saint Patrick's Church: Saints of March 13
Nicephorus incurred the enmity of Saint Theodore Studites for giving absolution to the priest who had illicitly married Emperor Constantine VI and Theodota while Constantine's wife Mary was still alive.
Nicephorus devoted himself to reforming his see, restoring monastic discipline, and reinvigorating the faith of his flock.
Several attempts were made on the life of Nicephorus and he was exiled to the monastery he had built on the Black Sea, where he spent the last 15 years of his life.
www.saintpatrickdc.org /ss/0313.htm   (2202 words)

 Printable Version   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Saint Nicephorus was born in Constantinople about the year 758, of pious parents; his father Theodore endured exile and tribulation for the holy icons during the reign of Constantine Copronymus (741-775).
Nicephorus served in the imperial palace as a secretary.
Because Nicephorus championed the veneration of the icons, Leo drove Nicephorus from his throne on March 13, 815, exiling him from one place to another, and lastly to the Monastery of Saint Theodore which Nicephorus himself had founded.
www.goarch.org /en/chapel/saints.asp?printit=yes&contentid=74   (306 words)

 Prolog: February 9   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nicephorus implored Sapricius not to deny Christ saying: "O my beloved brother, do not do that; do not deny our Lord Jesus Christ; do not forfeit the heavenly wreath!" But, all was in vain.
Then, Nicephorus cried out to the executioners: "I, also, am a Christian; behead me in place of Sapricius!" The executioners informed the judge of this and he ordered the release of Sapricius and, in his place, beheaded Nicephorus.
Nicephorus joyfully lowered his head on the block and was beheaded.
www.westsrbdio.org /prolog/my.html?day=9&month=February   (985 words)

Nicephorus, repenting of his enmity, tried both through intermediaries and in person to be reconciled with Sapricius, but to no avail.
When Saint Nicephorus learned that Sapricius had been arrested by the pagans and was enduring torments for Christ, he sent intermediaries to Sapricius, begging his forgiveness; but Sapricius would not forgive him.
Later, as Sapricius was being taken to beheading, Nicephorus, hoping that Sapricius, at his end, in such a holy hour, would at last forgive him, met him on the way, fell before him, and fervently asked his forgiveness; but Sapricius forgave him not.
www.goarch.org /en/Chapel/saints.asp?contentid=422   (400 words)

 NICEPHORUS BRYENNIUS - LoveToKnow Article on NICEPHORUS BRYENNIUS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
At the suggestion of his mother-in-law he wrote a history (called by him "TXrj 'loroptos, materials for a history) of the period from 1057 to 1081, from the victory of Isaac I. (Comnenus) over Michael VI.
to the dethronement of Nicephorus Botaneiates by Alexius.
The work has been described as rather a family chronicle than a history, the object of which was the glorification of the house of Comnenus.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /B/BR/BRYENNIUS_NICEPHORUS.htm   (484 words)

 A Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature to the End of the Sixth Century A.D., with an Account of the ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nicephorus understood Macarius as a proper name, and so he found it understood in the title of the extract which he discusses, but will not undertake to say whether Magnes is a proper name or a geographical term.
Nicephorus finds that the extract produced by the Iconoclasts had been unfairly used, the context shewing that Macarius referred only to heathen idolatry and not to the use of images among Christians.
But Nicephorus had no favourable opinion of him on the whole, thinking he discerned Manichean, Arian, or Nestorian tendencies, and especially agreement with "the impious and senseless Origen" as to the non-eternity of future punishments.
www.ccel.org /ccel/wace/biodict.v.xiii.ii.html   (2187 words)

 James   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nicephorus would not like it but heretics or not, the continuing war with the Empire was beginning to bleed Krum's treasury.
Patriarch Nicephorus was not happy about the proposed peace with the heretics, but he was old enough to understand that there wasn't much of an alternative.
Nicephorus was very pleased by this, as he had steadily worn the old barbarian's remaining resistance to the church down.
homepage.ntlworld.com /griffany/james/fall2.htm   (6143 words)

 Children's Page Seraph Feb 1997 Vol XVII No6   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nicephorus, though, tried to say sorry to Sapricus for what he had done.
Nicephorus asked a second and third time but Sapricus had closed his ears.
Nicephorus with his only chance to be forgiven fell at Sapricus feet and asked to be forgiven but the priest answered with nothing.
friarsminor.org /xvii6-20.html   (242 words)

 (146) Nicephorus II Phocas and Basil II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
At the premature death of Romanus II, his mother, Theophano, married the famous general Nicephorus II Phocas in order to ward off threats to her remaining two young sons.
Nicephorus is shown to be the senior emperor by his position on the left, his more elaborate dress, and his slightly larger scale.
On the obverse is a depiction of Christ Pantokrator done in a naturalistic style that contrasts greatly with the stylized imperial portraits of the reverse.
www.lawrence.edu /dept/art/buerger/catalogue/146.html   (295 words)

 John Farnam's Quips - 07Aug04.html
Nicephorus decided that, in a single stroke, he would solve two of his biggest problems.
Nicephorus and his entire staff were astonished to realize their entire army was trapped, and their only chance was to reverse direction and break through the log barrier.
Nicephorus' son, Stauricius, also at the battle, escaped, only to di e from his wounds several months later.
www.defense-training.com /quips/2004/07Aug04.html   (1085 words)

 Roman Emperors - DIR Martina
This incestuous relationship went against all the rulings of the church,[[1]] and caused violent reactions from both clergy and populace, which were to complicate considerably Heraclius' reign and those of his sons Heraclius Constantine (Constantine III) and Heraclonas.
According to Nicephorus, the patriarch attempted to put pressure on Heraclius by writing to him and admonishing him to repudiate Martina.
The incestuous nature of his marriage was still not forgotten, and Nicephorus considers Heraclius' final illness (in which his private parts turned around and discharged the urine in his face, unless he placed a board against his abdomen) as punishment for his transgression in marrying his niece.
www.roman-emperors.org /martina.htm   (3293 words)

 Nicephorus I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nicephorus I: November 1, 802 - July 25, 811 and
Nicephorus I and Stauracius, Æ Follis, 803-811, Constantinople
Facing busts of Nicephorus, with short bear at left and Stauracius, beardless at right, each wearing crown and chlamys, cross between their heads
www.beastcoins.com /Byzantine/NicephorusI/NicephorusI.htm   (41 words)

 Prolog: June 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nicephorus served at the court for several years in the same profession as his father.
This took place during the reign of Emperor Nicephorus who immediately, after that, went to war against the Bulgarians and was slain.
The emperor forcibly banished Nicephorus into exile to the island of Proconnesus where he remained for thirteen years enduring every kind of misery and privation and entered eternity in the year 827 A.D. As patriarch he governed the Church of Christ for nine years.
www.westsrbdio.org /prolog/my.html?day=2&month=June   (1560 words)

 July 26
This policy and his appointment of St. Nicephorus (different guy, same name, sucking up?) to the patriarchate of Constantinople kind of led to a conflict with Theodore of Studium, whom he exiled in 809.
He was exiled again in 809 for two years after long quarrels with Nicephorus I, and then by Leo V when he opposed him (814).
Emperor Nicephorus I decided that he had had just about enough and decided to raid and punish the Bulgars.
webpages.charter.net /astroweaver/history/july26.html   (1038 words)

 Lord Nicephorus Drageses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
True appearance: As the demon's normal self, Nicephorus is seen as a most horrifying being.
Two ebony horns are sprouted from the beginning of Nicephorus’ scalp, following down the head, and curving upward a few inches at the top of it's back.
Background: Lord Nicephorus has always reined as an extremely cruel and ruthless tyrant, for his creator’s pleasure of destruction.
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