Marija (?)1

F, #58861, d. between 1029 and 1031
ReferenceGAV29 EDV29
Last Edited5 Jan 2020
     Marija (?) married Iwan Wladislaw (?) Tsar of the Bulgarians, son of Aaron (?) ruler of Western Bulgaria.1,2
Marija (?) died between 1029 and 1031.
     ; Per Med Lands: "m MARIJA, daughter of --- (-after [1029/31]). Zonaras names "Maria…Joannis Uladisthlavi uxor" and adds that the couple had three sons and six daughters[171]. Cedrenus records that "Joannis Bladisthlabi viduam cum filiis tribus et sex filiabus…" submitted to Emperor Basileios II (in 1018), adding that the couple had three other sons, of whom two had escaped "in montem Tmuroum"[172]. Cedrenus records that "Mariam Joannis quondam uxorem" was sent to Constantinople "cum filiis suis" with gifts[173]. She settled in Constantinople where she adopted the name ZOE and became patrikia in 1019. Cedrenus records that "Prusianus Bulgarus magister…mater eius" was exiled by Emperor Romanos Argyros, dated to [1029/31][174]."
Med Lands cites:
[171] Zonaras II, Liber XVII, IX, col. 166.
[172] Cedrenus II, col. 202.
[173] Cedrenus II, col. 207.
[174] Cedrenus II, col. 219.
GAV-29 EDV-29.

Citations

  1. [S1438] Miroslav Marek, online http://genealogy.euweb.cz/index.html, unknown author (e-mail address), downloaded updated 15 May 2003, Balkan 8 page (The Tsars of the first Bulgarian Empire in Ochrida): http://genealogy.euweb.cz/balkan/balkan8.html
  2. [S1490] Genealogics Website (oiginated by Leo van de Pas, continued by Ian Fettes), online http://www.genealogics.org/index.php, Iwan Wladislaw: https://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00141472&tree=LEO. Hereinafter cited as Genealogics Website.
  3. [S1490] Genealogics Website, online http://www.genealogics.org/index.php, Trajan (Troianos) of Bulgaria: https://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00141474&tree=LEO
  4. [S1490] Genealogics Website, online http://www.genealogics.org/index.php, Alusian of Bulgaria: https://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00399704&tree=LEO
  5. [S2203] Foundation for Medieval Genealogy (FMG): MEDIEVAL LANDS - A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families, online http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/index.htm, https://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/BULGARIA.htm#IvanVladislavdied1018B. Hereinafter cited as FMG Medieval Lands Website.

Aaron (?) ruler of Western Bulgaria1

M, #58862, d. between 14 July 987 and 988
Fatherkomes Nikolaos (?) Tsar of Bulgaria1,2,3 d. 976
MotherRipsimé (?)4,5
ReferenceGAV30 EDV30
Last Edited5 Sep 2020
     Aaron (?) ruler of Western Bulgaria died between 14 July 987 and 988 at Ramatanitze; murdered.1,4
     ; Per Med Lands:
     " [AARON (-murdered Ramatanitze 14 Jul [987/88]). Zonaras records that "Bulgaricis quatuor filii, David, Moses, Aaron et Samuel" encouraged the Bulgarians to revolt against Byzantine control[114]. Cedrenus records that "Davidus, Moses, Aaron et Samuelis, filii cuiusdam in Bulgaria largiter potentis comitis" rebelled against Byzantium after the death of Tsar Peter[115]. Aaron’s parentage appears confirmed by Zonaras and Cedrenus, read together with the monumental inscription quoted below which names the father of the brothers Samuil and David. The assumption therefore is that Aaron and Moisei were both brothers of Samuil and David. This is corroborated by Psellos who names "Samuel and his brother Aaron…"[116]. On the other hand, Adontz suggests that Aaron and Moisei were in fact the sons of Ivan, brother of Tsar Peter I (see above). Firstly, he cites Yahya of Antioch, according to whom "Aaron appartenait à la race qui avait regné sur la Bulgarie"[117]. Secondly, he highlights the omission of Aaron and Moisei from the inscription on the monument erected by Samuil. He concludes by suggesting that his hypothesis would explain the rivalry between the two families which resulted in the murders of Aaron by Samuil and of Gavriil Radomir by Ivan Vladislav. However, he ignores the sources which indicate a fraternal relationship, Zonaras and Psellos quoted above, as well as Lupus Protospatarius who refers to Samuil’s son’s killer as "suo consobrino filio Aronis"[118]. The different sources are therefore contradictory. Detailed speculation on which hypothesis may be correct does not appear worthwhile. It can, however, be mentioned in passing that a third scenario would conform with all the sources: that the four brothers shared the same mother, who married firstly Ivan and secondly Nikolaos. This possibility is too remote to recast the presentation of the families in this document. In conclusion, Aaron is shown in this document in square brackets to indicate doubt about his parentage. Zonaras records that "quatuor fratribus Davidi, Mosi, Aaroni et Samueli…qui Comitopoli appellabantur" defeated the Byzantine forces, adding that "fratrem Aaronem cum omni familia" was killed by Samuil, with the exception of "uno…filio…Joannes Sphandosthlavus"[119].]
     "m ---. The name of Aaron's wife is not known."
Med Lands cites:
[114] Zonaras II, Liber XVI, XXIII, col. 114.
[115] Cedrenus II, col. 82.
[116] Mikhael Psellos, Chronographia: Sewter, E. R. A. (trans.) (1966) Fourteen Byzantine Rulers, the Chronographia of Mikhael Psellos (Penguin Books) ("Psellos"), p. 110.
[117] Adontz (1938), p. 44, citing Rosen, Baron V. R. (1883) Extraits de la Chronique de Yahya d’Antioche (St. Petersburg), p. 58.
[118] Lupus Protospatarius 1017, MGH SS V, p. 57.
[119] Zonaras II, Liber XVII, VI, cols. 151 and 154.4


; This is the same person as ”Aron of Bulgaria” at Wikipedia.6 GAV-30 EDV-30. He was ruler of Wester Bulgaria between 976 and 978.1

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S1438] Miroslav Marek, online http://genealogy.euweb.cz/index.html, unknown author (e-mail address), downloaded updated 15 May 2003, Balkan 8 page (The Tsars of the first Bulgarian Empire in Ochrida): http://genealogy.euweb.cz/balkan/balkan8.html
  2. [S2203] Foundation for Medieval Genealogy (FMG): MEDIEVAL LANDS - A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families, online http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/index.htm, https://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/BULGARIA.htm#IvanVladislavdied1018A. Hereinafter cited as FMG Medieval Lands Website.
  3. [S1490] Genealogics Website (oiginated by Leo van de Pas, continued by Ian Fettes), online http://www.genealogics.org/index.php, Nikola Kumet: https://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00332110&tree=LEO. Hereinafter cited as Genealogics Website.
  4. [S2203] FMG Medieval Lands Website, online http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/index.htm, https://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/BULGARIA.htm#_Toc359577756
  5. [S1490] Genealogics Website, online http://www.genealogics.org/index.php, Ripsimija: https://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00332111&tree=LEO
  6. [S1953] Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, online http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aron_of_Bulgaria. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia.
  7. [S1490] Genealogics Website, online http://www.genealogics.org/index.php, Iwan Wladislaw: https://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00141472&tree=LEO

Konstantinos Ducas1

M, #58863
FatherMichael Ducas1 b. 1061, d. bt 1108 - 1118
Last Edited27 Aug 2003
     ; he is believed to have been father of Anna Dukaina, m. Boris of Hungary, a pretender to the throne.1

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S1438] Miroslav Marek, online http://genealogy.euweb.cz/index.html, unknown author (e-mail address), downloaded updated 15 May 2003, Byzantium 3 page (The Dukas family): http://genealogy.euweb.cz/byzant/byzant3.html

Anna Ducaena1

F, #58864
FatherKonstantinos Ducas1
Last Edited27 Aug 2003
     Anna Ducaena married Boris (?) of Hungary.1
     Anna Ducaena was also known as Anna Dukaina.1

Family

Boris (?) of Hungary

Citations

  1. [S1438] Miroslav Marek, online http://genealogy.euweb.cz/index.html, unknown author (e-mail address), downloaded updated 15 May 2003, Byzantium 3 page (The Dukas family): http://genealogy.euweb.cz/byzant/byzant3.html

Theodora Ducaena1

F, #58866
FatherMichael Ducas1 b. 1061, d. bt 1108 - 1118
Last Edited27 Aug 2003
     Theodora Ducaena married Theodoros (?)1
     Theodora Ducaena was also known as Theodora Dukaina.1

Family

Theodoros (?)

Citations

  1. [S1438] Miroslav Marek, online http://genealogy.euweb.cz/index.html, unknown author (e-mail address), downloaded updated 15 May 2003, Byzantium 3 page (The Dukas family): http://genealogy.euweb.cz/byzant/byzant3.html

Eirene Ducaena1

F, #58868
FatherMichael Ducas1 b. 1061, d. bt 1108 - 1118
Last Edited27 Aug 2003
     Eirene Ducaena married Gregorios Kalameteros.1
     Eirene Ducaena was also known as Eirene Dukaina.1

Family

Gregorios Kalameteros

Citations

  1. [S1438] Miroslav Marek, online http://genealogy.euweb.cz/index.html, unknown author (e-mail address), downloaded updated 15 May 2003, Byzantium 3 page (The Dukas family): http://genealogy.euweb.cz/byzant/byzant3.html

Anna Ducaena1

F, #58870, d. between 1110 and 1135
FatherProtovestiary Andronicus Ducas1 d. 1077
MotherMaria (?) of Bulgaria1 d. a 1089
Last Edited27 Aug 2003
     Anna Ducaena married Georgios Palaiologos.1 Anna Ducaena was born in 1068.1
Anna Ducaena died between 1110 and 1135.1
     Anna Ducaena was also known as Anna Dukaina.1

Family

Georgios Palaiologos

Citations

  1. [S1438] Miroslav Marek, online http://genealogy.euweb.cz/index.html, unknown author (e-mail address), downloaded updated 15 May 2003, Byzantium 3 page (The Dukas family): http://genealogy.euweb.cz/byzant/byzant3.html

Zoe Ducaena1

F, #58874
FatherIoannes Ducas1
MotherAnna Comnena1
Last Edited27 Aug 2003
     Zoe Ducaena married Georgios Botaneiates.1
     Zoe Ducaena was also known as Zoe Dukaina.1

Family

Georgios Botaneiates

Citations

  1. [S1438] Miroslav Marek, online http://genealogy.euweb.cz/index.html, unknown author (e-mail address), downloaded updated 15 May 2003, Byzantium 3 page (The Dukas family): http://genealogy.euweb.cz/byzant/byzant3.html

Manolis Angelos1

M, #58876
ReferenceGAV26 EDV27
Last Edited27 Aug 2003
     GAV-26 EDV-27.

Family

Children

Citations

  1. [S1438] Miroslav Marek, online http://genealogy.euweb.cz/index.html, unknown author (e-mail address), downloaded updated 15 May 2003, Byzantium 4 page (The Angelos family): http://genealogy.euweb.cz/byzant/byzant4.html

Ioannes Doukas Angelos Sebastocrator, Lord of Epirus1,2

M, #58878, b. between 1120 and 1130, d. 1200
FatherKonstantinos/Constantinus Angelos Admiral of Sicily1 b. c 1085, d. a Jul 1166
MotherTheodora Comnena1 b. 1096
Last Edited29 Jul 2020
     Ioannes Doukas Angelos Sebastocrator, Lord of Epirus married Zoe Dukaina, daughter of Konstantinos "Makrodoukas" Dukas and Anna Comnena;
His 2nd? wife.3,2 Ioannes Doukas Angelos Sebastocrator, Lord of Epirus was born between 1120 and 1130.4
Ioannes Doukas Angelos Sebastocrator, Lord of Epirus died in 1200.1,2
     ; Per Med Lands:
     "IOANNES Doukas Angelos, son of KONSTANTINOS Angelos & his wife Theodora Komnene ([1120/30]-[1200]). His birth date is estimated from the estimated marriage date of his parents, which means that he must already have been an old man when appointed sébastokrator in 1186. The record of the synod of 2 Mar 1166 records the presence of “...patruele...regis nato ex...patruo...regis, pansebasto...domino Constantino Angelo, domino...Joanne Duca; fratre eiusdem...nepote...regis domino Andronico Duca...”[6]. The record of the synod of 1166 records the presence of “...patruelibus...nostri regis filiis...patrui...eius pansebasti...domini Constantini Angeli, domino Joanne, domino Alexio, domino Andronico, domino Isaacio...”[7]. Niketas Choniates names "Angeli Constantini duo filii Iohannes et Andronicus...Macroducas Constantinus et Lapartas Andronicus" among those who witnessed the defeat at Myriokephalon, dated to 17 Sep 1176[8]. The record of the synod in Sep 1191 records “Jean Doukas sebastocrator...”, identified by Stiernon as the son of Konstantinos Angelos and his wife Theodora Komnene[9]. He claimed the imperial throne in 1199. Governor of Epirus and Thessaly[10].
     "m ---. The name of Ioannes's wife is not known. According to Europäische Stammtafeln[11], Ioannes married twice, both his wives possibly being named Zoe. The source for Ioannes's wife being named Zoe goes back to an author in 1643 but no further[12]. The speculation concerning his two marriages may result from the apparent chronological anomaly of his son Theodoros being born when his father must have been in his fifties or sixties. Sturdza shows only one marriage, to Zoe Doukas, daughter of Konstantinos Doukas Makrodoukas & his wife Anna Komnene[13], but there appears to be no proof that this person ever existed. If Ioannes was married twice, and if the marriage to Zoe Doukas is correct and her parentage as stated by Sturdza, it is likely that she was his second wife and mother of Theodoros as her own mother would have been born in [1134/44]. There remains the anomaly of the estimated birth date of Ioannes's son Theodoros, which does indeed suggest that Ioannes may have married twice.
     "Mistress (1): ---. The name of Ioannes's mistress is not known.
Med Lands cites:
[6] Patrologia Graeca, Vol. 140, Nicetæ Choniatæ Thesaurarii, Lib. XXV, Actio II, 1, col. 236.
[7] Patrologia Graeca, Vol. 140, Nicetæ Choniatæ Thesaurarii, Lib. XXV, Actio TertiaI, 1, col. 254.
[8] Meineke, A. (ed.) (1835) Nicetæ Choniatæ Historia, Corpus Scriptorum Historiæ Byzantinæ (Bonn) ("Niketas Choniates"), Liber VI De Manuele Comneno, 9, p. 233.
[9] Stiernon, L. ‘Notes de titulature et de prosopographie byzantines. A propos de trois membres de la famille Rogerios (XII siècle)’, Revue des études byzantines, Tome 22 (1964), p. 192, available at (21 Dec 2012), quoting Papadopoulos-Kerameus, A. (1894) Analecta Hierosolymitikès Stachyologias II, p. 367.
[10] Sturdza, M. D. (1999) Dictionnaire Historique et Généalogique des Grandes Familles de Grèce, d'Albanie et de Constantinople (2e edition Paris), p. 208.
[11] ES II 179.
[12] Morris Bierbrier, in a private email to the author dated 18 Jan 2007.
[13] Sturdza (1999), pp. 208 and 277.2


; See attached map of the State of Epirus ca 1205v (from Wikipedia: By Cplakidas - Own work, extensive correction and reworking of File:Epiro 1205-1230.svg based on: John Van Antwerp Fine, The Late Medieval Balkans: A Critical Survey from the Late Twelfth Century to the Ottoman Conquest (1994); Konstantinos Varzos, ? ?????????? ??? ???????? (1984); Donald M. Nicol, The Despotate of Epiros (1957).Note: the map concerns a subject covered with little detail by the sources, and is intended to give an approximate overview of the topic in broad outlines. It is not meant to be a detailed political map, and the boundaries shown are approximate. Any suggestion for correction or improvement is welcome., CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=49385200.)5

; Per Genealogy.EU: "Ioannes Dukas, pretender to the throne in 1199, +1200; m.two women named Zoe."1

Family 1

Zoe Dukaina

Citations

  1. [S1438] Miroslav Marek, online http://genealogy.euweb.cz/index.html, unknown author (e-mail address), downloaded updated 15 May 2003, Byzantium 4 page (The Angelos family): http://genealogy.euweb.cz/byzant/byzant4.html
  2. [S2203] Foundation for Medieval Genealogy (FMG): MEDIEVAL LANDS - A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families, online http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/index.htm, https://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ALBANIA.htm#IoannesAdied1200B. Hereinafter cited as FMG Medieval Lands Website.
  3. [S2203] FMG Medieval Lands Website, online http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/index.htm, https://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/BYZANTIUM%2010571204.htm#ZoeDukasMIoannesKonstantinosDA
  4. [S2203] FMG Medieval Lands Website, online http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/index.htm, https://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/BYZANTIUM%2010571204.htm#IoannesAdied1200A
  5. [S1953] Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, online http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epirus. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia.
  6. [S2203] FMG Medieval Lands Website, online http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/index.htm, https://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ALBANIA.htm#MikhaelAdied1215A

Alexios Komnenos Angelos1

M, #58879
FatherKonstantinos/Constantinus Angelos Admiral of Sicily1 b. c 1085, d. a Jul 1166
MotherTheodora Comnena1 b. 1096
Last Edited27 Aug 2003

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S1438] Miroslav Marek, online http://genealogy.euweb.cz/index.html, unknown author (e-mail address), downloaded updated 15 May 2003, Byzantium 4 page (The Angelos family): http://genealogy.euweb.cz/byzant/byzant4.html

Michael Angelos1

M, #58880
FatherAlexios Komnenos Angelos1
Last Edited27 Aug 2003
     ; a hostage to Frederick Barbarossa.1

Citations

  1. [S1438] Miroslav Marek, online http://genealogy.euweb.cz/index.html, unknown author (e-mail address), downloaded updated 15 May 2003, Byzantium 4 page (The Angelos family): http://genealogy.euweb.cz/byzant/byzant4.html

Isaakios Angelos1

M, #58881
FatherKonstantinos/Constantinus Angelos Admiral of Sicily1 b. c 1085, d. a Jul 1166
MotherTheodora Comnena1 b. 1096
Last Edited27 Aug 2003
     ; military governor of Kilikia.1

Citations

  1. [S1438] Miroslav Marek, online http://genealogy.euweb.cz/index.html, unknown author (e-mail address), downloaded updated 15 May 2003, Byzantium 4 page (The Angelos family): http://genealogy.euweb.cz/byzant/byzant4.html

Konstantinos Angelos Duke of Crete1

M, #58882
FatherIsaakios Angelos1
Last Edited27 Aug 2003
     ; blinded by Emperor Isaakios II Angelos.1

Citations

  1. [S1438] Miroslav Marek, online http://genealogy.euweb.cz/index.html, unknown author (e-mail address), downloaded updated 15 May 2003, Byzantium 4 page (The Angelos family): http://genealogy.euweb.cz/byzant/byzant4.html

(?) Angelina1

F, #58883
FatherIsaakios Angelos1
Last Edited28 Mar 2004
     (?) Angelina married Basilios Batatzes Duke of Thrace.1,2
     ; a daughter; m.Basilios Batatzes.1

Citations

  1. [S1438] Miroslav Marek, online http://genealogy.euweb.cz/index.html, unknown author (e-mail address), downloaded updated 15 May 2003, Byzantium 4 page (The Angelos family): http://genealogy.euweb.cz/byzant/byzant4.html
  2. [S1438] Miroslav Marek, updated 15 May 2003, Byzant 7 page (The Batatzes Family): http://genealogy.euweb.cz/byzant/byzant7.html
  3. [S1490] Genealogics Website (oiginated by Leo van de Pas, continued by Ian Fettes), online http://www.genealogics.org/index.php, Ioannes III Dukas: http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00049861&tree=LEO. Hereinafter cited as Genealogics Website.

Basilios Batatzes Duke of Thrace1,2

M, #58884
Last Edited28 Mar 2004
     Basilios Batatzes Duke of Thrace married (?) Angelina, daughter of Isaakios Angelos.1,2

Citations

  1. [S1438] Miroslav Marek, online http://genealogy.euweb.cz/index.html, unknown author (e-mail address), downloaded updated 15 May 2003, Byzantium 4 page (The Angelos family): http://genealogy.euweb.cz/byzant/byzant4.html
  2. [S1438] Miroslav Marek, updated 15 May 2003, Byzant 7 page (The Batatzes Family): http://genealogy.euweb.cz/byzant/byzant7.html
  3. [S1490] Genealogics Website (oiginated by Leo van de Pas, continued by Ian Fettes), online http://www.genealogics.org/index.php, Ioannes III Dukas: http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00049861&tree=LEO. Hereinafter cited as Genealogics Website.

Maria Angelina1

F, #58885
FatherKonstantinos/Constantinus Angelos Admiral of Sicily1 b. c 1085, d. a Jul 1166
MotherTheodora Comnena1 b. 1096
Last Edited27 Aug 2003
     Maria Angelina married (?) Konstantinos Kamytzes.1

Family

(?) Konstantinos Kamytzes

Citations

  1. [S1438] Miroslav Marek, online http://genealogy.euweb.cz/index.html, unknown author (e-mail address), downloaded updated 15 May 2003, Byzantium 4 page (The Angelos family): http://genealogy.euweb.cz/byzant/byzant4.html

Eudokia Angelina1

F, #58887
FatherKonstantinos/Constantinus Angelos Admiral of Sicily1 b. c 1085, d. a Jul 1166
MotherTheodora Comnena1 b. 1096
Last Edited27 Aug 2003
     Eudokia Angelina married Gudelios Tsykandeles.1

Family

Gudelios Tsykandeles

Citations

  1. [S1438] Miroslav Marek, online http://genealogy.euweb.cz/index.html, unknown author (e-mail address), downloaded updated 15 May 2003, Byzantium 4 page (The Angelos family): http://genealogy.euweb.cz/byzant/byzant4.html

Zoe Angelina1

F, #58889
FatherKonstantinos/Constantinus Angelos Admiral of Sicily1 b. c 1085, d. a Jul 1166
MotherTheodora Comnena1 b. 1096
Last Edited27 Aug 2003
     Zoe Angelina married Andronikos Synadenos.1

Family

Andronikos Synadenos d. 1180

Citations

  1. [S1438] Miroslav Marek, online http://genealogy.euweb.cz/index.html, unknown author (e-mail address), downloaded updated 15 May 2003, Byzantium 4 page (The Angelos family): http://genealogy.euweb.cz/byzant/byzant4.html

Andronikos Synadenos1

M, #58890, d. 1180
Last Edited27 Aug 2003
     Andronikos Synadenos married Zoe Angelina, daughter of Konstantinos/Constantinus Angelos Admiral of Sicily and Theodora Comnena.1
Andronikos Synadenos died in 1180.1
     ; military governor of Durrazzo.1

Family

Zoe Angelina

Citations

  1. [S1438] Miroslav Marek, online http://genealogy.euweb.cz/index.html, unknown author (e-mail address), downloaded updated 15 May 2003, Byzantium 4 page (The Angelos family): http://genealogy.euweb.cz/byzant/byzant4.html