Anna Komnene Angelina

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Anna Komnene Angelina
Spouse(s) Isaac Komnenos
Theodore I Laskaris
Noble family Angelus
Father Alexios III Angelos
Mother Euphrosyne Doukaina Kamatera
Born c. 1176
Died 1212

Anna Komnene Angelina or Comnena Angelina (c. 1176 – 1212) was a daughter of the Byzantine Emperor Alexios III Angelos and of Euphrosyne Doukaina Kamatera.

Her first marriage was to the sebastokratōr Isaac Komnenos, a great-nephew of the emperor Manuel I Komnenos. They had one daughter, Theodora Angelina. Soon after Anna's father became emperor, in 1195, Isaac Komnenos was dispatched to combat the Vlach-Bulgarian Rebellion. He was captured, became a pawn between rival Bulgarian and Vlach factions, and died in chains.

Her second marriage to Theodore Laskaris, eventually emperor of Nicaea, was celebrated in a double wedding in early 1200 (the other couple was Anna's sister Irene and Alexios Palaiologos). Anna and Theodore had three daughters and two sons:

Sources[edit]

  • K. Varzos, I genealogia ton Komninon (Thessalonica, 1984).
  • O city of Byzantium: annals of Niketas Choniates tr. Harry J. Magoulias (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1984) especially pages 255–258, 280.
Anna Komnene Angelina
Born: c. 1176 Died: 1212
Royal titles
Preceded by
Margaret of Hungary
Empress consort of Nicaea
1204–1212
Succeeded by
Philippa of Armenia
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
None
— TITULAR —
Byzantine Empress consort in exile
1204–1212
Reason for succession failure:
Constantinopole captured by Latin Crusaders in 1204
Succeeded by
Philippa of Armenia