Theofilaktos "Abastasos/the Unbearable" LEKAPÉNOS
Rómanos I LEKAPÉNOS, Emperor of Byzantium
(Abt 880-948)
Teodora, Empress of Byzantium
Helena LEKAPÉNA, Empress of Byzantium
(Abt 915-961)


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Konstantinos VII Porphyrogen MAMIKONIAN, Byzantine Emperor

  • Zoë MAMIKONIAN, Princess of Byzantium
  • Romanos II MAMIKONIAN, Byzantine Emperor+
  • Theodora MAMIKONIAN, Princess of Byzantium
  • Agatha MAMIKONIAN, Princess of Byzantium
  • Theofano MAMIKONIAN, Princess of Byzantium
  • Anna MAMIKONIAN, Princess of Byzantium

Helena LEKAPÉNA, Empress of Byzantium

  • Born: Abt 915, Constantinople
  • Married: 27 Apr 919, Constantinople
  • Died: 19 Sep 961

  Orthographic variation: LEKAPÉNE

  Research Notes:

Theophanes Continuatus records the marriage in Apr of "Constantino imperatore" and "Helenæ Romani filiæ…tertiaque paschæ", dated to just after the Bulgarian war of 918. "Romanos…filiam suam Helena" is named as wife of Emperor Konstantinos by Liudprand. No record has been found of Helena's age at the time of her marriage. However, it is likely that she was very young, as her son was born nearly twenty years after she married. If this is correct, she was probably born after her brother Theofilaktos and therefore was also born from her father's presumed second marriage. Her father arranged this marriage to increase his influence with Emperor Konstantinos.

Theophanes Continuatus records the death 19 Sep of "Helena Augusta" (in 961). 1

  Marriage Information:

Helena married Konstantinos VII Porphyrogen MAMIKONIAN, Byzantine Emperor, son of Leon VI "The Wise/The Philosopher" MAMIKONIAN, Byzantine Emperor, and Zoe KARBONOPSINA, Empress of Byzantium, on 27 Apr 919 in Constantinople. (Konstantinos VII Porphyrogen MAMIKONIAN was born in 905 in Constantinople and died on 9 Nov 959.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Helena Lekapene.

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