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Staurakios or Stauracius (Greek: Σταυράκιος; early 790s – 11 January 812 AD) was Byzantine emperor from 26 July to 2 October 811. He was born in the early 790s, probably between 791 and 793, to Nikephoros I and an unknown woman. Nikephoros seized the throne of the Byzantine Empire from Empress Irene in 802, and elevated Staurakios to co-emperor in December 803. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Staurakios has received more than 159,014 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Staurakios is the 1,888th most popular politician (down from 1,490th in 2019).

Staurakios is most famous for being the only Byzantine emperor to be killed in battle.

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Among politicians, Staurakios ranks 1,888 out of 15,710Before him are Sancho I of Portugal, Prince Marko, Marie Thérèse Louise of Savoy, Princesse de Lamballe, Titus Tatius, Amasis II, and Karl Hanke. After him are Aurelius Victor, Tiu, Sunjo of Joseon, Al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf, Muwatalli II, and Kilij Arslan I.

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Among people born in 775, Staurakios ranks 4Before him are Pope Paschal I, Leo V the Armenian, and Al-Jahiz. After him is Rotrude. Among people deceased in 812, Staurakios ranks 1After him is William of Gellone.

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