Irena Commena (c.1161 - c.1185) MP

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Nicknames: "Eirene"
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Birthplace: Constantinople, Turkey
Death: Died in Byzantium (Constantinople), Istanbul, Turkey
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About Irena Commena

Isaac II Angelos

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The identity of Isaac II's first wife is unknown, but her name, Herina (i.e., Eirene), is found on the necrology of Speyer Cathedral, where their daughter Irene is interred. (It must be noted, however, that it would have been extremely unusual for a mother and daughter to bear the same name, unless the mother's name was monastic.)[2] Isaac's wife may have been a member of the Palaiologos family.[3] A possible foreign origin is also given to her due to having the same name as her daughter.[4][5] Their third child was born in 1182 or 1183 and she was dead or divorced by 1185, when Isaac remarried. Their children were:

Euphrosyne Angelina, a nun.

Irene Angelina, married first to Roger III of Sicily, and secondly to Philip of Swabia.

Alexios IV Angelos.

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Hija de Andrónico Comnene, que nació en Balalista, Grecia, en 1108, y murió en 1142. Casó, en 1124, con Irene Aineidasa (nacida después de 1100 y fallecida en Protocrator, Grecia, en 1152. Casó con Isaac II Angelos, emperador de Bizancio: ver Dinastía Angelos.

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Margaret of Hungary

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Not to be confused with Saint Margaret of Hungary.

Margaret (Margit) (1175 – 1223), was the eldest daughter of King Bela III of Hungary and his second wife Agnes of Antioch. Her maternal grandparents were Raynald of Chatillon and Constance of Antioch.

In 1185, Margaret married the Eastern Roman Emperor Isaac II Angelos. They had two sons:

John (Iōannēs) Angelos.

Manuel Angelos.

Her husband died in February, 1204. Later that year the widowed Margaret married Boniface of Montferrat, who was soon to become king of Thessalonica. To Boniface she bore a son Demetrius in 1207. In the same year, on his father's death, Demetrius became king of Thessalonica. -------------------- The identity of Byzantine Emperor Isaac II's first wife is unknown, but her name, Herina (i.e., Eirene), is found on the necrology of Speyer Cathedral, where their daughter Irene is interred. (It must be noted, however, that it would have been extremely unusual for a mother and daughter to bear the same name, unless the mother's name was monastic.)

Herina may have been a member of the Palaiologos family. A possible foreign origin is also given to her due to having the same name as her daughter. Their third child was born in 1182 or 1183, and Herina was dead or divorced by 1185, when Isaac remarried to Margaret of Hungary.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_II_Angelus for more information.

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Irena's Timeline

1161
1161
Constantinople, Turkey
1180
1180
Age 19
Turkey
1182
1182
Age 21
Byzantium (Constantinople), Istanbul, Turkey
1185
1185
Age 24
Constantinopole, Constantinopole, Turkey
1185
Age 24
Byzantium (Constantinople), Istanbul, Turkey
1207
August, 1207
Age 24
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Byzantium (Constantinople), Istanbul, Turkey
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