Elena Asenina of Bulgaria
Elena was the sister of emperor Kaliman I of Bulgaria and princess Tamara of Bulgaria. Her maternal grandparents were king Andrew II of Hungary and Gertrude of Merania. On the paternal side, Emperor Ivan Asen I of Bulgaria and Elena of Bulgaria.
Her husband died in 1258 and their son, John IV Laskaris, who was only seven years old, became emperor.
Elena and Theodore had three children:
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- John Van Antwerp Fine Jr., The Late Medieval Balkans, Ann Arbor, 1987.[full citation needed][verification needed]
- The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium, Oxford University Press, 1991.[full citation needed][verification needed]
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