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Empress consort of Bulgaria
Spouse Samuel of Bulgaria
Father John Chryselios
Born Mid-10th century
Byzantine empire
Died Unknown

Kosara or Cossara (Bulgarian: Косара) was Empress of Bulgaria as the wife of Emperor Samuel, whom she married in about 970 AD.

Her father was John Chryselios from Dyrrhachium.[1] Her name and religion suggest that she was a Paulician from Armenia.

Family tree[edit]

Samuel and Kosara had several children including Gavril Radomir, Miroslava and Theodora Kosara.

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  1. ^ Nikoghayos Adonts (1938). Samuel l'Arménien, roi des bulgares (in French). Bruxelles: Palais des Académies. [reprinted in: Etudes Armeno-Byzantines. Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Lisbon. Distributor: Livraria Bertrand, 1965, p. 395]