Theodora Ducas (fl. 1200s)

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Theodora Ducas (fl. 1200s)

Byzantine empress. Name variations: Theodora Doukaina; Theodora Batatzaina. Flourished in the 1200s; daughter of John Ducas; married Michael VIII Paleologus (1224–1282), emperor of Nicaea (r. 1261–1282); children: Irene Paleologina (fl. 1279–1280, who married Ivan Asen III of Bulgaria); Andronicus II (1259–1332), emperor of Nicaea (r. 1282–1328); Constantine; Eudocia (c. 1260–?, who married John of Trebizond). Michael VIII also had an illegitimate daughter Euphrosyne (who married Nogaj).

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Theodora Ducas (fl. 1200s)

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