Alexios KHARON, Prefect of Italy
(-Aft 1068)
Anna DALASSENE of Italy


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Ioannes KOMNENOS, patrikios

Anna DALASSENE of Italy

  • Married: Between 1040 and 1042
  • Died: 1 Nov 1100/2

  Orthographic variation: DALASSENA

  Research Notes:

Nikeforos Bryennios records the marriage of "Ioanni" and "filia Charonis Alexii…Anna", stating that her mother was "genus a Dalassenis". The Alexeiad names "Anna Dalassena, the mother of the Komneni" when recording that she arranged the marriage of "the grandson of Botaneiates and the daughter of Manuel her eldest son". An undated seal records “Anne Dalassène curopalatissa”.

Despoina 1048/57. Regent of Byzantium 1081 and 1094-1095. An undated seal records “Anne Dalassène la mère du basileus”. She became a nun at Pantopopte convent which she founded. The typikon of Theotokos Kecharitomenes (dated to [1110]) provides for the commemoration 1 Nov of "ma...despoina, la belle-mère de ma Majesté". The list of obituaries of the monastery of Christ Philanthropos, founded by Empress Eirene Doukas, records the death 1 Nov of "Annas monaxes tes metros tou basileos". 1

  Marriage Information:

Anna married Ioannes KOMNENOS, patrikios, son of Manuel "Erotikos" KOMNENOS, between 1040 and 1042. (Ioannes KOMNENOS was born in 1015 in Byzantium and died on 12 Jul 1067.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Anna Dalassena.

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