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Nikephoros I

760 - 811

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Nikephoros I or Nicephorus I (Greek: Νικηφόρος; 750 – 26 July 811) was Byzantine emperor from 802 to 811. Having served Empress Irene as genikos logothetēs, he subsequently ousted her from power and took the throne himself. In reference to his career before becoming emperor, he is sometimes surnamed "the Logothete" (ὁ Λογοθέτης) and "Genikos" or "Genicus" (ὁ Γενικός). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nikephoros I has received more than 453,210 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Nikephoros I is the 780th most popular politician (up from 865th in 2019), the 110th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 132nd in 2019) and the 60th most popular Turkish Politician.

Nikephoros I is most famous for his victory over the Bulgarians in 811 and for being the first emperor to convert to Christianity.

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Among politicians, Nikephoros I ranks 780 out of 15,577Before him are Zubayr ibn al-Awam, Roger II of Sicily, Louis VI of France, Al-Ma'mun, Anton Drexler, and Baudouin of Belgium. After him are Publius Quinctilius Varus, Marwan I, Chlothar I, Ante Pavelić, Childeric I, and Henry III of England.

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Among people born in 760, Nikephoros I ranks 1After him is Sibawayh. Among people deceased in 811, Nikephoros I ranks 1After him are Charles the Younger, Pepin the Hunchback, and Sakanoue no Tamuramaro.

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Among people born in Turkey, Nikephoros I ranks 110 out of 1,301Before him are Cassius Dio (155), Artemisia I of Caria (-500), Saint Pantaleon (275), Gregory of Nyssa (335), Ulfilas (311), and Photios I of Constantinople (900). After him are Julius Nepos (430), İsmet İnönü (1884), Romanos IV Diogenes (1030), Constantine IX Monomachos (1000), Stefan Dušan (1308), and Eudoxus of Cnidus (-408).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Nikephoros I ranks 60Before him are Honorius (384), Leo III the Isaurian (675), Andromache (null), Michael VIII Palaiologos (1224), Enver Pasha (1881), and Artemisia I of Caria (-500). After him are Julius Nepos (430), İsmet İnönü (1884), Romanos IV Diogenes (1030), Constantine IX Monomachos (1000), Stefan Dušan (1308), and Manuel II Palaiologos (1350).