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Maria Komnena

Also Known As: "Maria of Byzantium"
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Manuel I Komnenos, Emperor of Byzantium and Bertha von Sulzbach, Byzantine Empress
Wife of Ranieri di Monferrato
Ex-wife of ÁRPÁD(házi) III. Béla király, King of Hungary & Croatia
Fiancée of William II, "the Good," King of Sicily
Sister of Anna Komnena
Half sister of NN Daughter; Alexios Komnenos, "sebastokrator"; Alexios Komnenos, "pinkernes" and Alexios II Komnenos, Byzantine Emperor

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About Maria Komnena

Géza I King of Hungary (1074-77); *1044/5, +25.4.1077; 1m: ca 1062 Sophie von Looz (+ca 1065); 2m: 1065-74 Synadena (+after 1077), dau.of Theodulus Synadenos and niece of Emperor Nikophorus III of Byzantium. He had issue:

  • A3?!6 (. [1m.] Álmos, King of Croatia (1091-95), which his father had seized from his brother-in-law King Zwonimir, *ca 1068, +1.9.1127; m.21.8.1104 Predslava of Kiev
    • B1. Adelaide, *ca 1105/07, +15.9.1140; 1123 Duke Sobieslav I of Bohemia (*ca 1075 +14.2.1140)
    • B2. Béla II "Vak" (the Blind) King of Hungary (1131-41) -cr 28.4.1131, *1108/10, +13.2.1141, bur Székesfehérvár; m.28.4.1127 Jelena of Serbia (+after 1146)
      • C1. Géza II King of Hungary (1141-62) -cr 16.2.1141, *Tolna 1130, +31.5.1162, bur Székesfehérvár; m.1146 Eufrosina of Kiev (+ca 1193)
        • D1 ...
        • D2. Béla III King of Hungary (1172-96) -cr 13.1.1173, King of Dalmatia and Croatia, *ca 1148, +23.4.1196 Székesfehérvár; 1m: (div 1169) Maria of Byzantium (*1152 +1182), dau.of Emperor Manuel I Komnenos of Byzantium [actually, the couple was engaged in 1163/4, Bela moved to Byzantium as heir to Manuel, but after Manuel had a son in 1169 the relationship, presumably never consummated, was dissolved; 2m: 1172 Anna (+1184), dau.of Renaud de Chatillon-sur-Loing, Pr of Antioch; 3m: ca 1185 Theodora Komnena; 4m: 1186 Marguerite of France, Cts de Vexin (*1158, +1197), dau.of King Louis VII of France. All Béla's kids were by 2m.

The Komnenos family

Manuel Komnenos, +1020, in 978 defended Nicaea against Skloros; m.two women whose names are unknown and had issue:

  • A1-A2
  • A3. Ioannes Komnenos, *1015, +1067; 1042 Anna Dalassene, dau.of Alexios Charon, Prefect of Italy
    • B3. ALEXIOS I Komnenos, Emperor of Byzantium (1081-1118), *1048/57, +15.8.1118; 1m: ca 1075 Argyropulina N (+ca 1077); 2m: ca 1078 Eirene Dukaina (*1066 +1123/36)
      • C1. IOANNES II Komnenos Dukas, Emperor of Byzantium (1118-43), *1087, +8.4.1143; m.1104/5 Piroska=St.Eirene of Hungary (+13.8.1134)
        • D4. MANUEL I Komnenos, Emperor of Byzantium (1143-80), *1118, +24.9.1180; 1m: 1146 Bertha=Eirene von Sulzbach (+1159/60); 2m: 1161 Maria de Poitiers (*1145 +27.8.1182)
          • E1. [1m.] Maria Komnene, *1152, +of poisoning 1182; she had been engaged to King Bela III of Hungary and to King William II of Sicily, but Byzantine politics kept those matches from being consummated; m.1180 Rainer de Montferrat (*1163 +1182)
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Maria Komnena's Timeline

Age 30