Person:Theophanu (1)

d.15 May 991 Nijmegen
Facts and Events
Name[1] Theophanu
Alt Name Theophanie
Alt Name Theophanu Skleros , Princess of the Byzantine Empire
Gender Female
Birth[1] abt 960 İstanbul, İstanbul, Turkey
Marriage 14 Apr 972 RomeSaint Peter's
to Otto II Rufus , Holy Roman Emperor
Death[2] 15 May 991 Nijmegen
Alt Death? 15 Jun 991
Burial[2] Köln St Pantaleon

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Theophanu (Theophano Skleraina; c. 955June 15, 991), also spelled Theophania (Θεοφάνια), Theophana or Theophano, was the niece of the Byzantine Emperor John I Tzimiskes. By her marriage with Holy Roman Emperor Otto II, she was Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire and held regency as Empress dowager upon her husband's death in 983. Her name is derived from Medieval Greek Theophaneia (Θεοφάνεια), "appearance of God" (Theophany).

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Theophanu, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.

    The Wikipedia article says that recent research has established Theophanu as the daughter of Constantine Skleros and Sophia Phokaina (citing works by Adalbert Davids and Sandra Schwab).

  2. 2.0 2.1 THEOPHANO, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.

    Cawley referring to the Davids work cited by Wikipedia, regards the ancestry given there as plausible, but not proven.