Maria (fl. 1200s)

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Maria (fl. 1200s)

Byzantine princess . Name variations: Maria Lascaris. Flourished in the 1200s; daughter of Helen Asen of Bulgaria and Theodore II Lascaris, emperor of Nicaea (r. 1254–1258); married Nicephorus I of Epirus (d. 1296). Nicephorus was also married to Anna Paleologina-Cantacuzene .