Maria of Armenia (fl. 1300)

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Maria of Armenia (fl. 1300)

Byzantine empress . Name variations: Xene. Flourished in the early 1300s; married Michael IX Paleologus (d. 1320), Byzantine emperor, co-emperor of Nicaea (r. 1295–1320); children: Andronicus III, emperor of Nicaea (r. 1328–1341); Manuel; Theodora Paleologina (who married Theodore Svetoslav and Michael Shishman); Anna (who married Thomas of Epirus and Nicholas Orsini).