Theodora Komnene Angelina
15 January 1096|
Alexios Komnenos Angelos
Andronikos Doukas Angelos
|Father||Alexios I Komnenos|
Theodora Komnene (Greek: Θεοδώρα Κομνηνὴ Ἀγγελίνα; born 15 January 1096), was a Byzantine noblewoman, being the fourth daughter of Emperor Alexios I Komnenos and Irene Doukaina. She married admiral Constantine Angelos, by whom she had seven children. Byzantine emperors Alexios III Angelos and Isaac II Angelos were her grandsons, thereby making her an ancestor of the Angelos dynasty.
Theodora was born in Constantinople on 15 January 1096, the fourth of the five daughters of Emperor Alexios I Komnenos and Irene Doukaina. She had a total of eight siblings; among these were Emperor John II Komnenos, and historian Anna Komnene. Her paternal grandparents were John Komnenos and Anna Dalassena, and her maternal grandparents were Andronikos Doukas and Maria of Bulgaria.
Marriage and issue
Theodora married Constantine Angelos (c.1085- after July 1166) sometime before 1120. He was the son of Manuel Angelos, and a military commander of Emperor Manuel I and would later in 1145 become the commander of the Imperial fleet in Sicily. Byzantine historian Niketas Choniates names Theodoram Alexii avi Manuelis filiam as the wife of Constantium Angelum. Together Constantine and Theodora had seven recorded children, although there were possibly eight children born to the couple:
- John Doukas (ca. 1125/27 – ca. 1200), had several children by one or two marriages, and a bastard son. The latter, Michael Doukas Komnenos Angelos, would go on to found the Despotate of Epirus, and was succeeded by his half-brothers.
- Alexios Komnenos Angelos, married and fathered one son.
- Andronikos Doukas Angelos (died after 1185), Byzantine general in Asia Minor, married Euphrosyne Kastamonitissa, by whom he had nine children including emperors Alexios III Angelos and Isaac II Angelos.
- Isaac Angelos, military governor of Cilicia
- Maria Angelina, married Constantine Kamytzes, by whom she had one daughter.
- Eudokia Angelina, married Basil Tsykandeles
- Zoe Angelina, married Andronikos Synadenos
|Ancestors of Theodora Komnene Angelina|
- Charles Cawley, Medieval Lands, Byzantium