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Name:  Nikephoros I
Brief biography:  A civil servant and general under Empress Eirini, he replaced her on the Byzantine throne in a coup in 802; he was killed in battle against the Bulgarians in 811.
Nationality:  Arab
Occupation:  Ruler
Date of birth:  c. 760
Place of birth:  Seleucia
Period of rule:  802-811
Date of death:  811-07-26

A civil servant and general under Empress Eirini, he replaced her on the Byzantine throne in a coup in 802; his unpopular, hard-taxing rule did not deliver military success, and he was killed in battle against the Bulgarians. Khan Krum is said to have made a drinking cup of the dead emperor's skull.

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