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  Nicephorus II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nicephorus II Phocas was one of the most brilliant generals in the history of Byzantium who rose to become a mediocre emperor from 963 until his assassination in 969.
On March 15, 963, Emperor Romanus II unexpectedly died at the age of twenty-six.
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.
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 Encyclopedia: Nicephorus II
Encyclopedia: Nicephorus II Israel has a GDP per capita 21 times that of the West Bank and 33 times that of the Gaza Strip.
Nicephorus II Nicephorus II Phocas, Byzantine emperor 963 - 969, belonged to a Cappadocian family which had produced several distinguished generals.
Nicephorus is shown to be the senior emperor by his position on the left, his more elaborate dress, and his slightly larger scale.
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 Nicephorus II: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nicephorus II Phocas, Byzantine emperor (additional info and facts about Byzantine emperor) 963 (additional info and facts about 963) -969 (additional info and facts about 969), belonged to a Cappadocia (An ancient country is eastern Asia Minor) n family which had produced several distinguished generals.
He was born about 912 (additional info and facts about 912), joined the army at an early age, and, under Constantine VII (additional info and facts about Constantine VII), became commander on the eastern frontier.
Last of all, he was forsaken by his wife, and, in consequence of a conspiracy which she headed with his nephew John Tzimisces (additional info and facts about John Tzimisces), was assassinated (additional info and facts about assassinated) in his sleeping apartment.
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 Rodolphe Guilland, "Les Eunuques dans l'Empire Byzantin" (English)
In the expedition of 964, Nicephorus II Phocas sent the Byzantine fleet to Sicily under the command of the eunuch patrician Nicetas, navarchos or drungaire of the fleet, who was defeated and taken prisoner (Leo the Deacon 65-67; Cedr.
II 512; Zonaras III 588-589), Constantine distinguished himself as a governor and was appointed Domestikos of the Scholes of the East (Cedr.
Romanus II chose as paradynastos Joseph Bringas, a patrician, praepositus, drungaire of the fleet, and parakimomenos.
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 Constantinople   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In 443 Theodosius II came to terms; his subsidy to the Huns was to be doubled, and a great territory south of the Danube was to be left waste, a no-man's-land, between the two empires.
The accession of another soldier, Michael II the Amorian (the stammerer) was attended by outbreaks of rebellion and his nine year reign was mainly memorable for the loss of Crete to the Corsairs and the invasion of Sicily by the Aglabids.
Alexius IV was strangled and Isaac II is said to have died of grief at the news of the murder of his son.
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 Basil II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Basil II Basil II "Bulgaroktonus"(Greek:Basilios Bulgaroktonos, written Βασίλειος Βουλγαροκτόνος, lived 958- December 15, 1025), Eastern Roman Emperor (January 10, 976-December 15, 1025) led the Byzantine Empire to its greatest heights in nearly five centuries.
Nicephorus was murdered in 969, only to be succeeded by another general, who became the Byzantine Emperor John I and reigned for seven years.
Finally, in July of 1014, Basil II cornered the Bulgarian army and forced it to fight at the Battle of Kleidion[?], with Samuil several miles away from the battlefield.
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 Coins of the Byzantine Empire
During the revolt of Bardanes, Leo defected to the emperor, Nicephorus I.
Nicephorus richly rewarded him, naming him commander of the Foederati (the barbarian troops who served the empire) and giving him separate two palaces in the capital.
Nicephorus later exiled Leo - it has been suggested he was either enriching himself illegally or that he supported the rebel Arsaber.
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 Roman Emperors DIR Basil II
Basil II was the eldest son of Romanus II, grandson of Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus and great-grandson of Romanus I Lecapenus.
M.Arbagi, 'The Celibacy of Basil II', Byzantine Studies/Études byzantines 2(I) (1975), pp.41-5
I.Ševèenko, 'The Illuminators of the Menologium of Basil II', DOP 16 (1962), pp.243-276
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 Ancestors of Eugene Ashton ANDREW & Anna Louise HANISH Emperor Nicephorus Phocas BYZANTIUM, II ANDREW ANGERMUELLER ...
He married a Greek girl, Theophano; she was suspected of poisoning her father-in-law and hastening Romanus' death; and before her twenty- four-year-old husband was dead she seduced into her arms the ascetic general Nicephorus II Phocas, who with her connivance seized the throne.
Nicephorus had already driven the Moslems from Aleppo and Crete (961); in 965 he drove them from Cyprus, in 968 from Antioch; it was these victories that shattered the Abbasid caliphate.
Nicephorus pled with the patriarch to promise all the rewards and honors of martyrdom to soldiers who should fall in battle against the Moslems; the patriarch refused on the ground that all soldiers were temporarily polluted the blood that they shed; had he consented, the Crusades mighthave begun a century earlier.
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 NICEPHORUS II - Encyclopedia Britannica - NICEPHORUS II - JCSM's Study Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
NICEPHORUS II This article appears in Volume V19, Page 648 of the Encyclopedia Britannica.
After renouncing his tribute to the Fatimite caliphs, he sent an expedition to Sicily under Nicetas (964-65), but was forced by defeats on land and sea to evacuate that island completely.
Last of all, he was forsaken by his wife, and, in consequence of a conspiracy which she headed with his nephew John Zimisces, was assassinated in his sleeping apartment.
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 Nicephorus II Phocas --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The son of Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, Romanus was a politically incapable ruler who left affairs of state to the eunuch Joseph Bringas and military affairs to Nicephorus Phocas; Nicephorus became emperor after Romanus' death with the help of Romanus' widow, Theophano.
Mohammad II (Mehmed the Conqueror) (1432–81), Ottoman sultan, born in Adrianople (now Edirne); during rule (1444–46 and 1451–81), captured Constantinople and thus completed the Ottoman destruction of the Byzantine Empire; fourth son of Murad II; restored and repopulated Constantinople after capture in 1453; reorganized Ottoman administration, codified laws, encouraged scholarship...
Bhaskara II was born in 1114 in Biddur, India.
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 Nicephorus II Phocas
Executive summary: Byzantine Emperor, 963-69 AD Nicephorus II Phocas, Byzantine Emperor from 963-69, belonged to a Cappadocian family which had produced several distinguished generals.
Upon the death of Romanus II he returned to Constantinople to defend himself against the intrigues of the minister Bringas.
In 967 he made peace with the Saracens of Kairawan and turned to defend himself against their common enemy, Otto the Great of Germany, who had attacked the Byzantine possessions in Italy; but after some initial successes his generals were defeated and driven back upon the southern coast.
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 Nicephorus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Saint Nicephorus Byzantine writer and patriarch, 758-829 AD, author of a famous Stichometry.
Nicephorus, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch 1084 - 1090
This is a disambiguation page—a list of articles associated with the same title.
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 (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.
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.
During the reign of Nicephorus the gold coinage was divided into two types.
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 ipedia.com: Nicephorus II Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nicephorus II Phocas, Byzantine emperor 963 - 969, belonged to a Cappadocian family which had produced several distinguished generals.
He was born about 912, joined the army at an early age, and, unde...
Nicephorus II Nicephorus II Phocas, Byzantine emperor 963-969, belonged to a Cappadocian family which had produced several distinguished generals.
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 Military achievements. (from Nicephorus II Phocas) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The failure of Nicephorus' domestic policies did not cast a shadow on his military achievement, which made his reign one of the Byzantine Empire's most glorious.
His reign, like that of his grandfather Frederick I, was filled with conflict: wars for control of his Kingdom of Sicily; war against the Lombard League, a confederation of cities in northern Italy; the rebellion of his own son Henry VII and other German...
Like King Hussein of Jordan, Morocco's King Hassan II was considered by pious Muslims to be a direct descendant of the prophet Muhammad.
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 NICEPHORUS II - Online Information article about NICEPHORUS II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Thanks to his popularity with the army, Nicephorus was crowned emperor by the See also:
John Zimisces, was assassinated in his sleeping apartment.
Nicephorus was the author of an extant See also:
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 Kingdoms of Greece - The Byzantine Empire
Theophano, widow of Romanus II, Regent for her infant sons Basil II and Constantine VIII (IX).
Murdered by John I. Nicephorus regains Antioch from the Arab Empire.
Constantinople is captured by Mahomet II of the Ottoman Empire and Greece becomes an Ottoman province.
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 AllRefer.com - Nicephorus II (Ancient History, Late Roman And Byzantine, Biography) - Encyclopedia
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Nicephorus II, Ancient History, Late Roman And Byzantine, Biographies
Nicephorus II (Nicephorus Phocas)[nIsef´urus fO´kus] Pronunciation Key, c.912–969, Byzantine emperor (963–69).
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 The Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Note that Pulcheria became the (unconsummated) wife and Augusta of Marcian, and was of considerable influence in the first three years of his reign as well.
It was to Nicephorus that the infamous letter from the Caliph Harun ar-Rashid was sent to, addressed: "From Harun, Commander of the faithful, to Nicephorus, dog of the Romans..."
Ironically, the last dynasty (Vaudemont) had been transplanted from Lorraine into Tuscany, and the last Emperor of all (Francis II) was a serious, capable, and studious fellow with a very Roman sense of gravitas, who was born in and spent his youth amidst the sunny hills of central Italy.
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 Byzantine Genealogy
NICEPHORUS I 1st Nov 802 - 25th Jul 811 died in battle against the Bulgars.
ROMANUS II ruler under Romanus I from 6th Apr 945; ruler 9th Nov 959 - 15th Mar 963, son of Constantine VII, born 939.
NICEPHORUS II Phocas 16th Aug 963 - 10th Dec 969 murdered, married the widow of Romanus II, born 912.
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NICEPHORUS I (Byzantine Emperor from 802 to 811 Ap.
NICEPHORUS II (Byzantine Emperor from 963 to 969 A. D., aka'Phocas')
NICEPHORUS III (Byzantine Emperor from 1078 to 1081 A. D., aka'Botaniates')
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 Nicephorus II
Nicephorus II (Nicephorus Phocas), c.912–969, Byzantine emperor (963–69).
Basil II - Basil II, c.958–1025, Byzantine emperor (976–1025), surnamed Bulgaroktonos [Bulgar...
History Of The Intellectual Development Of Europe: Chapter II.
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 Nicephorus II - Byzantine Coinage - WildWinds.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Browsing Ramaion Coinage of Nicephorus II Click here for the Nicephorus II page with thumbnail images.
Nicephorus II, Phocas, with Basil II, AV Histamenon Nomisma.
Facing bust of Christ; two pellets in arms of nimbate cross / Facing busts of the Virgin & Nicephorus, holding patriarchal cross between.
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 Emperors
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1118-1143 John II Comnenus Political Development : Struggle with the Hohenstaufen for control of the Mediterranean.
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 Ancestors of Eugene Ashton ANDREW & Anna Louise HANISH Emperor Romanus BYZANTIUM, II ANDREW ANGERMUELLER HANISH ...
Micropaedia, Vol VIII, p655, Romanus II: "Born 939, Died 963, Byzantine Emperor from 959to 963, son of Constantine VII Porphytogenitus, a politically incapable ruler who left affairs of state to the eunuch Joseph Bringas and military affairs to Nicephorus Phocas; Nicephorus became emperor after Romanus' death with the help of Romanus' widow, Theophano."
In 944 Romanus II, son of Constantine VII, married a daughter of Hugh of Provence, the Carolingian claimant to Italy..."
He married a Greek girl, Theophano; she was suspected of poisoning her father-in-law and hastening Romanus' death; and before her twenty-four-year-old husband was dead she seduced into her arms the ascetic general Nicephorus II Phocas, who with her connivance seized the throne..."
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