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(Θεοφανώ; Theophanṓ).

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[1] T. Anastaso

(Θ. Ἀναστάσω; T. Anastásō). Byzantine empress (c. 941 until after 976 AD), wife of Romanus [3] II (959-963); the later emperors Basileius [6] II and Constantinus [10] VIII were their children; in 963 she became the wife of Nicephorus [3] II, and in 969 she instigated his assassination.


A. Kazhdan, s. v. T., ODB 3, 2064 f.

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[2] Wife of Otto II, c. 1000 AD

(also Theophanou, c. 960-991 AD). wife of the Western empe…

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Tinnefeld, Franz (Munich), “Theophano”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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