Teodora of Bulgaria, Queen of Serbia

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Theodora
Теодора
Queen consort of Serbia
Tenure 1321–1322
Spouse Stephen Uroš III Dečanski of Serbia
Issue Stefan Uroš IV Dušan of Serbia, Dusica
House
Father Smilets of Bulgaria
Mother Smiltsena Palaiologina
Born 1290s
Bulgarian Empire
Died 20 December 1322
Zvečan, Serbian Kingdom (now Kosovo/Serbia
Burial Zvečan

Teodora (Bulgarian and Serbian: Теодора) was a Bulgarian princess and Queen consort of Serbia, the first wife of king Stefan Uroš III Dečanski of Serbia.

Teodora was the second daughter of Bulgarian Emperor Smilets and his wife, the daughter of sebastokrator Constantine Palaiologos and niece of Emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos.

Teodora was married to Serbian crown prince Stefan Uroš III (later king) on 24 August 1296. They had two children:

In 1314, her husband's father, Stefan Milutin, quarreled with Stefan, and sent him to Constantinople to be blinded. Teodora and the family went with him and established a household there until 1320 when they were allowed to return. Teodora died 20 December 1322 at the royal residence at Zvečan, Kosovska Mitrovica. She was buried in the nearby monastery Banjska.

Sources[edit]

  • Pavlov, Plamen (2006). Търновските царици [Queens of Tarnovo] (in Bulgarian). Veliko Tarnovo: ДАР-РХ. 
Royal titles
Preceded by
Simonida
Queen consort of Serbia
1321–1322
Succeeded by
Maria Palaiologina