Nikephoros II Phokas

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Nikephoros II Phokas
Emperor o the Byzantine Empire
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Emperor Nikephoros II Phokas
Ring16 August 963 – 10–11 December 969
PredecessorRomanos II
SuccessorJohn I Tzimiskes
Borncirca 912
Dee'd10–11 December 969 (aged 57)
Constantinople
BuirialKirk o the Haly Apostles
SpouseTheophano
IssueBasil II, Constantine VIII (Stepsons)
Full name
Nikephoros Phokas (Nicephorus Phocas)
DynastyMacedonian dynasty
FaitherBardas Phokas
Mither?

Nikephoros II Phokas (Laitinised: Nicephorus II Phocas) (Νικηφόρος Β΄ Φωκᾶς, Nikēphoros II Phōkas) (c. 912 – 10–11 December 969) wis Byzantine Emperor frae 963 tae 969.