Teodora, Empress of Byzantium


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Rómanos I LEKAPÉNOS Emperor of Byzantium (919-44)

Teodora, Empress of Byzantium

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  • Died: 20 Feb 922/3

  Research Notes:

Theophanes Continuatus records that "Romanus" crowned "uxorem suam Theodoram" as "Augustam" in Jan "anno 6428" (921). Symeon Magister names "Nicetas…Romani socer", which appears to refer to the father-in-law of Romanos Lekapenos, when recording that he ejected "Nicolaum patriarcham" from his palace. However, Georgius Monachus Continuatus records that "Nicetas…patricius, Romani consocer" ejected "Nicolaum patriarcham" from his palace, which clarifies that Niketas was the father-in-law of Romanos's son.... According to the Vita Basil, the patriarch Theofilaktos was the son of Emperor Romanos's second marriage to Theodora. Vannier interprets the same phrase to mean that Emperor Romanos had two wives, both named Theodora.

Theophanes Continuatus records the death 20 Feb, in 922 from the context, of "Theodora Romani coniux". Cedrenus records the death 20 Feb "indictione decima" of "uxor Romani Theodora" and her burial "in Myrelæ". 1

  Marriage Information:

Teodora married Rómanos I LEKAPÉNOS, Emperor of Byzantium, son of Theofilaktos "Abastasos/the Unbearable" LEKAPÉNOS. (Rómanos I LEKAPÉNOS was born about 880 in Lakape, Hayastan, Armenia and died on 15 Jun 948 in Isle of Prote, Makedhonia.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Emperors 920-945 (Lekapenos).

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