Nikephoros Ouranos

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Who is Nikephoros Ouranos?

Nikephoros Ouranos, Latinized as Nicephorus Uranus, was a high-ranking Byzantine official and general during the reign of Emperor Basil II. One of the emperor's closest associates, he was active in Europe in the wars against the Bulgarians, scoring a major victory at Spercheios, and against the Arabs in Syria, where he held command during the first decade of the 11th century as Basil's virtual viceroy. A well-educated man, he wrote a military manual and composed several surviving poems and hagiographies.

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  • Nicephorus Uranus
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  • Byzantine Empire

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on July 23, 2013

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