Maria of Antioch (1145–1182) was a Byzantine empress as the wife of the Byzantine Emperor Manuel I Komnenos. She was the daughter of Constance of Antioch and her first husband Raymond of Poitiers. Her only son was Alexios II Komnenos, who succeeded Manuel in 1180, and died three years afterwards at the age of 14.

Maria of Antioch (1145–1182) was a Byzantine empress as the wife of the Byzantine Emperor Manuel I Komnenos. She was the daughter of Constance of Antioch and her first husband Raymond of Poitiers. Her only son was Alexios II Komnenos, who succeeded Manuel in 1180, and died three years afterwards at the age of 14.

Irene, Byzantine Empress Consort 1118-34, detail from Comnenus mosaic, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, 12th century

Irene, Byzantine Empress Consort 1118-34, detail from Comnenus mosaic, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, 12th century

Costume masculin, Est de la France, 12ème

Costume masculin, Est de la France, 12ème

Tamar the Great (1160 – 1213), Holy Righteous Queen of Georgia, King of Kings of all the East

Tamar the Great (1160 – 1213), Holy Righteous Queen of Georgia, King of Kings of all the East

St Eudokia (And excellent bibliography on women in Byz)

St Eudokia (And excellent bibliography on women in Byz)

Medieval and Early Modern Women — medieval-women: Jelena of Bulgaria Queen of...

Medieval and Early Modern Women — medieval-women: Jelena of Bulgaria Queen of...

Maria Palaiologina Kantakouzene was a Byzantine princess, niece of emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos, and empress consort of Constantine Tikh of Bulgaria and Ivaylo of Bulgaria.

Maria Palaiologina Kantakouzene was a Byzantine princess, niece of emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos, and empress consort of Constantine Tikh of Bulgaria and Ivaylo of Bulgaria.

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byzantio:  Mosaic portrait of Empress Irene on the Comnenos mosaic in the Hagia Sophia, Constantinople

byzantio: Mosaic portrait of Empress Irene on the Comnenos mosaic in the Hagia Sophia, Constantinople

Justinian and Theodora - Bing Images They ruled jointly as emperor and empress.When he was crowned in 527, his wife, Theodora, was named his co-regent, amid much opposition but one contemporary wrote that she was "superior in intelligence to any man."

Justinian and Theodora - Bing Images They ruled jointly as emperor and empress.When he was crowned in 527, his wife, Theodora, was named his co-regent, amid much opposition but one contemporary wrote that she was "superior in intelligence to any man."

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