Author(s) : Radic Radivoj (13/3/2002)Translation : Velentzas Georgios
For citation: Radic Radivoj, "Eirene Palaiologina",Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Asia MinorURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=7883>
Eirene Palaiologina was the elder sister of Emperor Michael VIII. She was born before 1220 and died in 1284. She was married to the pinkernes John Kantakouzenos and had four daughters, while after the monarch’s death she became a nun under the name Eulogia. She expressed some political ambitions and tried to influence her brother’s policies. However, as a fanatic opponent of the union of the Churches, she finally disagreed with him.
Date and Place of Death
Date and Place of Birth
Eirene Komnene Palaiologina, nun Eulogia
3. Political Attitude
4. Against the Union of the Churches
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