Irene Doukaina

   Wife and empress (q.v.) of Alexios I Komnenos (q.v.) and mother of Anna Komnene, John II Komnenos (qq.v.), and seven other children. Anna Komnene describes her beauty as equal to the goddess Athena. Irene frequently attended Alexios I on military campaigns, but back in Constantinople (q.v.) her role was diminished by the influence of Alexios I's mother, Anna Dalassene (q.v.). She retired to a convent in 1118, when John II Komnenos succeeded his father.

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  • Theodora Doukaina Vatatzina — (c. 1240 4 March, 1303) was the Empress consort of Michael VIII Palaiologos. FamilyTheodora was a daughter of John Doukas Vatatzes and Eudokia Angelina. The names of her parents were recorded by George Acropolites. Her paternal grandparents were… …   Wikipedia

  • Helena Angelina Doukaina — (c. 1242 ndash; 1271, Nocera Inferiore) was the second wife but only Queen consort of Manfred of Sicily. FamilyShe was a daughter of Michael II Komnenos Doukas, Ruler of Epirus and his wife Theodora Petraliphaina. Her father was often called… …   Wikipedia

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