Anastasia of Serbia
|Saint Anastasija of Serbia
Ana Nemanjić, also known as Saint Anastasija (Serbian: Ана Немањић, Света Анастасија) was the princess consort of the Serbian Principality as the wife of Stefan Nemanja (r. 1166–1196). She was of noble descent. Ana took monastic vows in 1196 and was baptized Anastasia, after Anastasia of Sirmium. Her feast day is June 22 (Julian calendar).
Her origins have never been concluded. Domentijan mentioned her as "a great princess, daughter of the Byzantine Emperor Romanos", only Romanos IV Diogenes ruled 1068–1071, making this geneaology impossible. Mavro Orbini mentioned her as a daughter of the Bosnian Ban, perhaps mixing her with the wife of Prince Miroslav, the sister of Ban Kulin. Rajić thought Ana was the daughter of Stefan Borić, although this is not supported by any sources.
Marriage and descendants
Through the marriage with Stefan, they had three sons and three daughters:
- Stefan Nemanjić - Stefan Nemanja's successor.
- Rastko Nemanjić (Saint Sava) (1171–1236) - The first archbishop and patron saint of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
- Vukan Nemanjić - Grand Prince of Doclea 1190-1208, and Grand Prince of Serbia 1202–1204.
- Jefimija - married Manuel Angelus Ducas Regent of Thesaloniki (+1241).
- unknown daughter - married an unknown member of the Asen family, gave birth to the Bulgarian Tsar Constantine Tih Asen (reigned 1257–1277).
Title last held byAnna Diogene
|Princess consort of Serbia
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