Ana-Neda

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Ana-Neda
Empress consort of Bulgaria
Tenure 1323–1324
Predecessor Theodora Palaiologina
Successor Theodora Palaiologina
Spouse Michael Shishman of Bulgaria
Issue Ivan Stephen of Bulgaria
Michael
Shishman
Royal family Nemanjić
Father Stefan Uroš II Milutin of Serbia
Mother Ana Terter, Queen of Serbia
Born Unknown
Serbian Kingdom

Ana-Neda (Bulgarian and Serbian Cyrillic: Ана-Неда[a]; fl. 1323-1324) was the Empress consort of Bulgaria briefly in 1323 - 1324 as the spouse of "Despot of Vidin" Michael Shishman who was elected as Emperor of Bulgaria in 1323. She was the daughter of Serbian King Stefan Uroš II Milutin and Princess Ana Terter, daughter of George I of Bulgaria. From the marriage with Michael, they had three sons, one of whom was Ivan Stephen of Bulgaria, the future brief Emperor of Bulgaria (1330–1331).

Life[edit]

She was the daughter of Serbian King Stefan Uroš II Milutin and Princess Ana Terter, daughter of George I of Bulgaria. Some believe that her mother was Elizabeth of Hungary.[citation needed]

From the marriage with Michael they had three sons:

In 1324, Michael Shishman divorced Anna Neda in order to marry Theodora of Byzantium. Anna Neda and her children were sent out of Turnovo into the countryside. In 1330, Michael Shishman died and was succeeded by his firstborn son Ivan Stephen of Bulgaria.

Annotations[edit]

Name: Recent Bulgarian historians call her Ana-Neda (with a dash). It is likely that she was born Neda, and upon the marriage to Michael, becoming a queen, she received the titular name Ana.[1] She has also been called Dominika (Доминика), because Neda comes from "недеља" (nedelja) in Serbian, which means "Sunday", i.e. "Dius Domini").

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mandić 1981: "Именима Ана—Неда зову jе и новији бугарски историчари.52 Заиста jе Милутиновој кћери могло бити крштено име Неда, а кад се удала за Михаила, тамо jе, као владарка, добила титуларно име Ана."

Further reading[edit]

Ana-Neda
Born:  ? Died:  ?
Royal titles
Preceded by
Theodora Palaiologina
Empress consort of Bulgaria
1323–1324
Succeeded by
Theodora Palaiologina