Author(s) : Radic Radivoj (30/1/2002)Translation : Koutras Nikolaos
For citation: Radic Radivoj, "Theodora Palaiologina",Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Asia MinorURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=8478>
Theodora’s lineage was related to the eminent Byzantine families of the Doukai, Komnenoi and Angeloi. Theodora was born in around 1240 and passed away in 1303. She was the spouse of Emperor Michael VIII, with whom she had seven children. In certain incidents she appears to have been active politically. After Michael’s death she renounced her husband’s policy who sought to bring about the union of the Western and Eastern Churches. She was devout, making donations to monasteries and renovating several others on her own initiative.
Date and Place of Death
February 25 1303, Constantinople
Date and Place of Birth
probably around 1240
Theodora Doukaina Komnene, nun Eugenia
3. Devotion and care for the monasteries
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