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Stauracius (d. January 11, 812) was a Byzantine emperor and son of Nicephorus I. He was paralyzed by a sword wound to his neck while fighting against the Bulgars at the Battle of Pliska (July 26, 811) , in which his father was killed. Stauracius reigned until his deposition on October 2, 811 by Michael I, retiring to a monastery and dying five months later.

Preceded by
Nicephorus I
Byzantine Emperor
Succeeded by
Michael I

This article incorporates text from the public domain 1911 Encyclopędia Britannica.

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