Leo Phokas the Elder

801 - 901

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Leo Phokas (Greek: Λέων Φωκᾶς, fl. 910s) was an early 10th-century Byzantine general of the noble Phokas clan. As Domestic of the Schools, the Byzantine army's commander-in-chief, he led a large-scale campaign against the Bulgarians in 917, but was heavily defeated at the battles of Acheloos and Katasyrtai. He then plotted to seize the throne from the young Byzantine emperor Constantine VII (r. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leo Phokas the Elder has received more than 33,362 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Leo Phokas the Elder is the 1,083rd most popular military personnel (down from 925th in 2019).

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Among military personnels, Leo Phokas the Elder ranks 1,083 out of 1,466Before him are Alexander Tormasov, Herman Kahn, József Alvinczi, Jean Reynier, Guillaume Philibert Duhesme, and David Petraeus. After him are Ernst-Günther Baade, Vladimir Kappel, Ludwig von Reuter, Karl Decker, Lucius D. Clay, and Maciej Sulkiewicz.

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Among people born in 801, Leo Phokas the Elder ranks 8Before him are Ansgar, Ya'qubi, Huang Chao, Malcolm I of Scotland, Constantine II of Scotland, and Zoe Zaoutzaina. After him are Enravota, Grímur Kamban, and Theodora. Among people deceased in 901, Leo Phokas the Elder ranks 6Before him are Thābit ibn Qurra, Ohthere of Hålogaland, Gunnbjörn Ulfsson, Adelaide of Paris, and Antony II of Constantinople. After him are Eudokia Baïana, Irene Lekapene, Theodora, daughter of Constantine VII, and Amr ibn al-Layth.

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