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Stavraki

( Byzantine Emperor)

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Staurakios - Byzantine emperor in 803-811 years. The son of Nicephorus I.
11 January. 812 g.

After becoming emperor, Nicephorus in 803 g. announced Stavraki co-regent, and began to look for a bride. After a long selection throughout the empire, he finally found the perfect woman. Although she was already betrothed to her husband, with whom often shared the marital bed, he lit them and gave her his son. In 811 g. while unfortunate for the Roman campaign in Bulgaria, where the hands of the enemy fell Nicephorus himself and with him a host of other notable and ordinary people, Staurakios was dangerously wounded and barely alive out of the battle. Strongly suffering from wounds, he reached Andrianopolya and here was proclaimed emperor, despite the fact that no air, no force, no reason was not fit for such a high dignity. From the emission of bloody urine it is too dry and was on a stretcher is brought to the capital. Moreover, according to Theophanes, he was adamant nature and too often heaped curses those who have raised him to the throne. In the end, they decided to overthrow him and give power to his son-Tao Michael Rangabe, married to the sister of the Emperor. Before Stavraki heard rumors about the impending coup: he ordered Michael to dazzle, but it was too late. On the night of October 2, 8 II g. conspirators gathered legions of indoor racetrack and persuaded them to declare Michael. On the morning of the new emperor supported the Senate and the patriarch. Staurakios heard about his deposition, immediately put on monastic dress. Out of pity Michael saved his life and allowed to remain in the capital, where Staurakios, and died at the beginning of next year (Theophanes: 800, 803, 804).


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