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

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

LifeEdit

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).

IssueEdit

Anna and Theodore had three daughters and two sons:

SourcesEdit

  • 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), pages 259, 274, and 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