Maria Asenina of Bulgaria

Maria Asenina of Bulgaria was a Bulgarian princess and empress consort. She was the consort of Emperor Mitso Asen of Bulgaria (reigned 1256–1257).

Maria
Empress consort of Bulgaria
Tenure1256–1257
PredecessorElisabeth Rostislavna
SuccessorIrene Laskarina of Nicaea
BornUnknown
Tarnovo, Bulgaria
DiedUnknown
Byzantine Empire
SpouseMitso Asen of Bulgaria
IssueIvan Asen III
Kira Maria
HouseHouse of Asen
FatherIvan Asen II
MotherIrene Komnene of Epirus

She was the daughter of Emperor Ivan Asen II of Bulgaria and Empress Irene Komnene of Epirus. Through her mother, she was a granddaughter of Theodore of Epirus. She is mother of Bulgarian Emperor Ivan Asen III (r. 1279–1280) and of Bulgarian Empress Kira Maria, who married Emperor George I of Bulgaria.

ReferencesEdit

  • Burkes Peerage staff (1914). Ruvigny's Titled Nobility of Europe. Burkes Peerage.
  • Fine, John Van Antwerp (1994) [1987]. The Late Medieval Balkans: A Critical Survey from the Late Twelfth Century to the Ottoman Conquest. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press. ISBN 0-472-08260-4.


Maria Asenina of Bulgaria
Born: 1238?–1241? Died:  ?
Royal titles
Preceded by
Elizabeth Rostislavna
Empress consort of Bulgaria
1256–1257
Succeeded by
Irene Laskarina of Nicea