Phocas: emperor of the East-Roman (Byzantine) empire (r. 602-610).
- 547: birth
- 23 November 602: recognized as emperor
- 5 October 610: natural death
Successor of: Maurice
- Career as centurio in Maurice's army
- 602: Coup d'état
- 604: Invasion of the Byzantine empire by the Sasanian king Khusrau II "the victorious"
- 605: Execution of the family of Maurice
- 605-607: Sassanid successes in Mesopotamia and Cappadocia
- 607: Recognition of the papal primacy
- 608: Revolt of Heraclius, who takes Constantinople
- 610: Death
Succeeded by: Heraclius