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Bardas Phokas the Younger

940 - 989

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Bardas Phokas (or Phocas) (Greek: Βάρδας Φωκᾶς) (c. 940–13 April 989) was an eminent Byzantine general who took a conspicuous part in three revolts for and against the ruling Macedonian dynasty. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bardas Phokas the Younger has received more than 77,710 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Bardas Phokas the Younger is the 1,012th most popular military personnel (down from 978th in 2019), the 758th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 726th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular Turkish Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Bardas Phokas the Younger ranks 1,012 out of 1,468Before him are Manuel Erotikos Komnenos, Otto Ciliax, John Paul Jones, Pierre André de Suffren, Max von Gallwitz, and Gregor MacGregor. After him are John Alcock, Nadezhda Durova, François Séverin Marceau, Charles-Denis Bourbaki, Yazid ibn Abi Sufyan, and François-Paul Brueys d'Aigalliers.

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Among people born in 940, Bardas Phokas the Younger ranks 13Before him are Leopold I, Margrave of Austria, Doubravka of Bohemia, Henry III, Duke of Bavaria, Baldwin III, Count of Flanders, Abu-Mahmud Khojandi, and Abū Sahl al-Qūhī. After him are Ibn Sahl, Willigis, and Ælfthryth, wife of Edgar. Among people deceased in 989, Bardas Phokas the Younger ranks 2Before him is Henry III, Duke of Bavaria. After him is Smbat II of Armenia.

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Among people born in Turkey, Bardas Phokas the Younger ranks 758 out of 1,301Before him are Antony II of Constantinople (829), Galla (374), George of Pisidia (580), Amykos (null), Burak Özçivit (1984), and Justinian (525). After him are Ahmet Ertegun (1923), Halil Kut (1882), John the Cappadocian (490), Mehmed Fuad Pasha (1814), Timotheus of Miletus (-450), and Bion of Smyrna (-300).


Among military personnels born in Turkey, Bardas Phokas the Younger ranks 22Before him are Nureddin Pasha (1873), Artabazos II (-400), Ivan Isakov (1894), Gainas (400), Artabazos I of Phrygia (-600), and Justinian (525). After him are Demetrios Ypsilantis (1793), Tatikios (1100), Alexios Apokaukos (1250), Hulusi Akar (1952), Mundus (450), and Leo Tornikios (1100).