pages 130-9 in ANCIENT ANCESTORS

 

BUSLI

 

ROGER de BUSLI

                ERNALD

 

ERNALD de BUSLI

                JORDAN

                WILLIAM I (see below)

 

JORDAN de BUSLI, b 1091, d 1162,

                RICHARD

 

RICHARD de BUSLI, b 1116, d 1179, m in 1141 EMMA

                JOHN

 

JOHN BUSLI, b 1145, d 1213, m ca 1164 CICELY dau of WILLIAM II de BUSLI (see below)

                IDONEA, d 1241, m ROBERT VIPONT (see under Vipont for descendants)

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WILLIAM I de BUSLI (see above), d 1015, m HAWISE dau of WILLIAM ESPEC

                WILLIAM II

 

WILLIAM II de BUSLI, b 1090, d 1164, m as 1st husband of ROESIA dau of BALDWIN FITZ-GILBERT de CLARE (see under Clare for ancestors)

                CICELY, m JOHN BUSLI (see above)

 

BUTLER - Earls of Ormonde  

 

RICHARD FITZGILBERT de CLARE, “de Bienfaite”, or “of Tunbridge”, (see under Clare for ancestors), m ROHESE, dau of WALTER GIFFARD, Earl of Buckingham (see under Giffard for ancestors).

                ROBERT, a younger son

 

ROBERT FITZRICHARD, d 1134, buried in the Priory of St. Neots, Steward to HENRY I, received the forfeited fiefs of the Baynards in the eastern counties, m MAUD, dau of SIMON St LIZ, Earl of Huntingdon (see under St. Liz for ancestors)

                WALTER FITZROBERT

 

WALTER FITZROBERT, d 1198, buried in Dunmow Priory, m 1stly MAUD, Lady of Diss and dau of REYNOLD de LUCY (see under Lucy for ancestors)

                Robert FitzWalter

                HERVEY WALTER I

 

HERVEY WALTER I, m MAUDE, a sister of Gilbert Becket (a Rouen merchant originally from Thierceville in Normandy, who settled in London and became Sheriff of London, m Matilda, and had son Thomas-ΰ-Becket)

   HERVEY WALTER II of West Dereham, Norfolk

 

HERVEY WALTER II of West Dereham, d bef 1190, m MATILDA, dau and co-heir of THEOBALD de VALOINES, Lord of Parham, Suffolk, (with her sister BERTHA, the wife of HENRY II’s great justiciar RANULF de GLANVILLE). See under Valognes for ancestors.

                Hubert Walter, Dean of York, Archbishop of Canterbury, Chief Justice and Governor of the Kingdom and during absence of Richard I overseas was Chancellor of England

                     1199, d 1205

                THEOBALD WALTER or FITZWALTER, d 1205

                Roger Walter

                Hamo Walter

 

THEOBALD WALTER, d 1206, came to Ireland with King HENRY II in 1185 and was granted vast estates, including Lordship of Carrick, with the great office of Hereditary Chief Botiler (Butler) which gave his descendants their surname. He later the same year accompanied  Prince JOHN to Ireland. He m MAUD, dau of Sir ROBERT le VAVASOUR and granddau of WILLIAM le VAVASOUR, Justiciary of England (see under Vavasour for ancestors). She later m Fulke FitzWarine.

                son 1

                THEOBALD le BOTILER, 2nd Butler

                MAUD, m Sir GERALD de PRENDERGAST, Lord of Enniscorthy & Duffrey, Co Wexford  (see under Prendergast for descendants)

 

THEOBALD le BOTILER, 2nd Butler, b 1199/1200, d 19.7.1230, m 1stly JOAN, eldest sister and co-heir of GEOFFREY de MARREIS, Justiciar of Ireland (see under de Marisco/Marreis for ancestors)

                THEOBALD, 3rd  BUTLER

THEOBALD, 2nd Butler 2ndly m at the King’s request ROHESIA, dau and heiress of NICHOLAS de VERDON (see under Verdons for ancestry)

                JOHN de VERDON, (alias Le Botiller) who succeeded to his mother’s lands and was ancestor of the Lords Verdon (see under Verdon for descendants)

                Humphrey, Rector of Alveton, d 1285

                Nicholas of Clumore, dsp

                THEOBALD de VERDON, ancestor of the Verdons, Lords of Darleston and Biddulph

                MAUD, m JOHN FITZ-ALAN, Earl of Arundel (see under FitzAlan for descendants)

 

THEOBALD, 3rd BUTLER, b ca 1216, d 1248, m ca 1242 MARGERY, eldest dau of RICHARD de BURGO, Lord Deputy of Ireland (see under Burke for ancestors)

                THEOBALD, 4th BUTLER, b ca 1242, d 26.9.1285,

 

THEOBALD, 4th BUTLER of Thurles and Nenagh, etc, m JOAN, 4th dau of JOHN FITZGEOFFREY, Lord of Kirtling and Baron of Berkhampstead, Lord Justiciar of Ireland and ygst son of GEOFFREY FITZPIERS, Earl of Essex and Lord Justiciary of England (see under FitzPiers for ancestors)

                Theobald, 5th Butler, b 1268/9, d unm 1299

                EDMOND, 6th BUTLER (heir to his brother),

                THOMAS, knighted bef 1314, summoned to Parliament 1324 under the title Lord of Dunboyne. Ancestor of the Barons Dunboyne. He m in 1308 SYNOLDA Le PETIT,

                     Lady of Dunboyne and Mullingar (see under Butlers, Dunboyne, for descendants)

 

EDMOND, 6th BUTLER, d 1321 after pilgrimage to shrine of St. James of Compostella in Spain. Lord Deputy of Ireland in 1312, Chief Governor of Ireland and Lord Justice 1314, created Earl of Carrick in 1315, m in 1302 Lady JOAN FITZGERALD, dau of JOHN FITZTHOMAS FITZGERALD, 1st  Earl of KILDARE (see under FitzGerald, Earls of Kildare for ancestors)

                JAMES BUTLER, created Earl of Ormonde in 1328

                JOHN, ancestor of the Viscounts Ikerrin, and by creation in 1748, Earls of Carrick.

                Joane, m 1321 Roger Mortimer, 2nd son of 2nd Earl of March

 

JAMES le BOTILLER, 1st Earl of ORMONDE, d 1337/8, m 1stly in 1327 Lady ELEANOR (ALIANORE) de BOHUN, (d 1363) 2nd dau of HUMPHREY, Earl of Hereford and Essex (see under de Bohun for ancestors), by his wife Princess ELIZABETH PLANTAGENET (dau of King EDWARD I), and by virtue of this alliance was created Earl of Ormonde

                JAMES, 2nd Earl of ORMONDE

                PETRONILLA, m GILBERT 3rd Lord Talbot (see under Talbot for descendants)

 

JAMES, 2nd Earl of ORMONDE, d 1382, ancestor of Earls of Ossory, Viscounts Thurles, Marquesses and Dukes of Ormonde, Lord Barons of Dunboyne. He m ELIZABETH (d 1390), dau of Sir JOHN D’ARCY, Justiciar of Ireland 1324-7.

                JAMES, 3rd Earl of Ormonde.

                ELEANOR, m GERALD FITZMAURICE, 4th Earl of DESMOND (see under FitzMaurice for descendants)

                KATHERINE, m THOMAS FLEMING, Lord of Slane (see under Fleming for descendants)

 

JAMES, 3rd Earl of Ormonde, d 1405, Lord Justice of Ireland in 1392, m ANNE de WELLES, dau of 5th Baron WELLES (see under Welles for ancestors)

JAMES, 4th or “White Earl", d 1452, became Ulster King of Arms, Lord Deputy and Lord Lieut of Ireland, m JOAN FITZGERALD heiress of GERALD, 5th Earl of Kildare. Their grand- daughter MARGARET m Sir WILLIAM BOLEYN, becoming grandparents of Anne Boleyn, mother of Queen Elizabeth I.

                RICHARD

                dau m Taig O’Carroll, killed 1407 by forces of his brothers-in-law JAMES “the White Earl”

      Thomas “le Baccagh”

JAMES also had an illegitimate son Thomas “le Baccagh” (Lame) became Prior of Kilmainham

 

RICHARD BUTLER of Polestown, first of the family to marry an Irish girl m CATHERINE, dau of GILDAS O’REILLY, Lord of East Breffny, Co Cavan

                EDMUND

                CATHERINE m ca 1450 RICHARD le POER (see under Power for descendants)

 

EDMUND MacRICHARD BUTLER, d 1464, m KATHERINE, dau of MAOLRONY O’CARROLL

                JAMES BUTLER

 

JAMES BUTLER, d 1467, had a love affair with and eventually m SABINA (SAIV), dau of DONEL REAGH MacMORROGH KAVANAGH, King of Leinster (see under MacMurrough for ancestors)

                Esmond, born before parents’ marriage and thus illegitimate

                Theobald, ditto

                PIERS, 8th Earl of Ormonde, born after parents’ marriage.

                Ellice, m Sir Oliver Morres de Marisco of Knockagh (d 1522)

 

PIERS ROE BUTLER “the Red Piers”, 8th Earl of Ormonde and also later of Ossory, d 1539, Chief Governor of Ireland, Ireland’s greatest man after GARRET MORE. He m Lady MARGARET FITZGERALD, 2nd dau of GARRET MORE, 8th Earl of Kildare (see under FitzGerald for ancestors)

                James, 9th Earl

                Richard, created Viscount Mountgarret

                JOAN, m ca 1520 JAMES BUTLER, 9th Lord Dunboyne XE "BUTLER - Barons of Dunboyne"  (see under Butler, Barons of Dunboyne, for descendants)

                ELLEN, m DONOUGH (Ramhar) O’BRIEN, 2nd Earl of Thomond (see under O’Brien for descendants)

               

CATHERINE, m RICHARD, 2nd Baron le POER (see under Power for descendants)

                ELLICE, m GERALD FITZJOHN FITZGERALD of Dromana (see under FitzGerald, Barons of Dromana for descendants)

                Thomas, d 1532

                Margaret, m Richard Mσr de Burgh, Lord of Upper Connaught 

                Edmund, Bishop of Cashel

 

 

BUTLER - Barons of Dunboyne

 

THEOBALD, 4th Butler, (see under Butler, Earls of Ormonde, for ancestors), m JOAN, 4th dau of JOHN FITZPETER FITZGEOFFREY, Lord of Kirtling and Baron of Berkhampstead, Lord Justice of Scotland and ygst son of GEOFFREY FITZPIERS, Earl of Essex and Lord Justiciary of England. 

                Theobald, 5th Butler, b 1268/9, d unm 1299

                EDMOND, 6th Butler (heir to his brother),

                THOMAS le BOTILER

 

THOMAS le BOTILER, slain at Battle of Mullingar 1329, knighted bef 1314, summoned to Parliament 1324 under the title Lord of Dunboyne. He m in 1308 SYNOLDA Le PETIT, LADY of DUNBOYNE and Molyngar, only child and heiress of WILLIAM Le PETIT,  6th Lord of Dunboyne and Molyngar. (In the reign of Richard I, William Le Petyt, 1st Lord of Dunboyne and Molyngar, succeeded Hugh de Lacy, Earl of Hereford, as Lord Justice of Ireland). See under Petit for ancestors.

                PETER BUTLER, 2nd Lord of Dunboyne

 

PETER BUTLER, 2nd Lord of Dunboyne, d 1370 after Battle of Limerick, m KATHERINE, dau of JOHN de BERMINGHAM, Lord of Kiltenian (see under Bermingham for ancestors)

                Sons 1, 2 and 3 died bef 1370

                WILLIAM, 3rd Lord of Dunboyne

 

WILLIAM BUTLER, 3rd Lord of Dunboyne, slain 1406 defending the mitre of St. Patrick at Battle of Croghan, m in 1398  ELIZABETH, dau of his cousin NICHOLAS le POER of Waterford (see under Power, Earls of Tyrone for ancestors)

                Peter, 4th Lord of Dunboyne dsp 1415

                Edmond, 5th Lord of Dunboyne dsp 1419

                JAMES BUTLER, 6th Lord of Dunboyne

 

JAMES BUTLER, 6th Lord of Dunboyne, d 1445, m MORINA O’BRIEN

                EDMOND FITZJAMES le BOTILER, 7th Lord of Dunboyne

 

EDMOND FITZJAMES le BOTILER, 7th Lord of Dunboyne m CATHERINE, dau of RICHARD BUTLER of Boelick

                JAMES le BOTILER, 8th Lord of Dunboyne

 

JAMES le BOTILER, 8th Lord of Dunboyne, d 1533, m ELEANOR, dau of M’CARTIE REAGH (see under MacCarthy for ancestors)

                JAMES le BOTILER, 9th Lord of Dunboyne,

 

JAMES BUTLER, 9th Lord Dunboyne, d 1538, m JOAN, dau of 8th Earl of Ormonde (see under Butler, Earls of Ormonde, for ancestors)

                Sir Edmund Butler, 1st Baron of Dunboyne

                Peter or Pierce, d 1571, (“Wild Peter”), who 2ndly m Lady Honora FitzGerald, dau of 10th Earl of Desmond

                Theobald of Brittas

                Thomas, Rector of Knockgraffon

                ELLEN, m DAVID, Viscount ROCHE and FERMOY ca 1550. (see under Roche for descendants).

 

BUTTEVANT - Viscounts (See under Barry)

 

BYZANTIUM - EMPERORS (at Constantinople)

 

The Family of Justinian  

 

JUSTUS

                Justin I, Emperor (518-27), m Lipicina (Euphemia)

                VIGILANTIA, m SABBATIUS

                                Justinian I “the Great”, b 482, Emperor (527-65), m as 2nd husband of Theodora (see below)

                                VIGILANTIA, m DULCISSIMUS

                                                Justin II, Emperor (565-78), m Sophia dau of Comito brother of Theodora (see below)

                                                Marcellus

                                                PRAEJECTA, 1stly m FLAVIUS IOHANNES

                                                                IOHANNES MYSTAKON, d 585, m PLACIDIA

                                                                                EUPHEMIA, m her cousin GREGORIUS (see below)

                                                                VIGILANTIA, m THEODORUS

                                                                                GREGORIUS, d 587 (see below)

                                                                                EPIPHANIA, m HERACLIUS (see below under House of Heraclius)

                                                                PRAEJECTA

                                GERMANUS, d 550, 1stly m Passara

                                                son

                                GERMANUS 2ndly m MATASUNTHA, Ostrogothic Queen of Italy (see under Ostrogoths)

                                GERMANUS “Postumus”, d 605, ancestor of ANASTASIA, wife of CONSTANTINE IV (see below)

 

GREGORIUS (see above), d 587, m his cousin EUPHEMIA

                NICETAS, d 629, m THEODOSIA

                                GREGORIA, m CONSTANTINE III (see below)

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A bear-keeper at the hippodrome and his circus performer wife

                Theodora Lupicina, had by various liaisons

                                3 daus, of whom one had a son

                                                Anastasius, m Joannina dau of Belisarius and Antonina (who’d had a son Photius by a previous liaison)

                  Theodora 2ndly m Justinian, Emperor (527-75) - see above – and took name Euphemia

                              Comito, whose dau

                                          Sophia, m Justin II, Emperor (565-78) - see above

 

The Emperors Tiberius Constantine, Maurice and Phocas

 

Tiberius II, a Thracian, joint-Regent with Sophia for insane Justin II from 574, took the name Constantine upon becoming Emperor (578-13 Aug 582), m Ino who was later rechristened Anastasia

                dau 1

                Constantina, m Maurice (see below)

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Maurice “the Cappadocian”, Emperor (582-602 when executed), b in Cappadocian town Arabissos, killed by soldiers of Phocas, had been chosen by Tiberius II Constantine as his successor and m his 2nd dau Constantina (see above)

                Theodosius, m dau of Germanus

                + 7 other children (4 younger sons killed with father; 3 daughters sent with mother to a nunnery) In  607/08 Phocas had Constantina and her 3 daus executed in same ditch

                     where Maurice had been killed.

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Phocas, Emperor (602-610 when chopped into pieces)

                dau, m Priscus, d in a monastery 612

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The Family of Heraclius  

 

ANON

                HERACLIUS (see below)

                GREGORIUS

                                NICETAS, m Dau of Emperor HERACLIUS

                                                GREGORIA, m CONSTANTINE III (see below)

 

HERACLIUS (see above), Exarch in Carthage, d 610, m EPIPHANEA (see under JUSTUS  above for ancestors)

                HERACLIUS, Emperor (see below)

                Theodore, recovered the “true cross” from the Persians

                Maria

                                Martina, m as 2nd wife of her uncle HERACLIUS      

 

HERACLIUS, Emperor (610-41), m in 610 1stly FABIA, thence known as EUDOCIA (d 612) - see under House of above for ancestors)

                EPIPHANIA, engaged to but did not m Khagan ZIEBEL of the Khazars XE "Khazars - Khagans" , & m his son  HARBIS

                                ANASTASIA, d 690, m IBI-SHEGI (IBUZIR), Khagan of the Khazars

                                                Theodora, 2nd wife of JUSTINIAN II (see below)

                                                IBUZIR, King of the Khazars (690-715), m PRISET

                                                                BARJIK, King of the Khazars (715-31)

                                                                                IRENE, d 750, m CONSTANTINE V (see below)

                CONSTANTINE III

                Dau, m NICETAS (see above)


 

HERACLIUS 2ndly m his niece Martina (her tongue was cut out 641 by order of the Senate), d 652

                Heraclius, known as Heraclonas, joint Emperor 641 (had nose slit by order of Senate)

                Theodosius, deaf & dumb + 3 other sons & 4 daus of whom 4 died in infancy

 

CONSTANTINE III, joint Emperor for 3½ months in 641, m GREGORIA, dau of NICETAS (see above)

                CONSTANTINE later known as CONSTANS II (HERACLIUS), b 631

                Theodosius, murdered 660 by order of CONSTANS II

 

CONSTANS II (HERACLIUS) “Pogonatus” (Bearded), Emperor (641-15 Sept 668 when killed by attendant with a soap dish), m FAUSTA, dau of VALENTINUS ARSHAKUNI (d 645)

                CONSTANTINE IV

                Heraclius, hanged 681

                Tiberius, d 681

 

CONSTANTINE IV, b 652, Emperor (668-85), m ANASTASIA, dau of IOHANNES ATHALRIC, grandson of GERMANUS “Postumus” son of MATASUNTHA, Ostrogothic Queen of Italy (see under Ostrogoths for ancestors)

            JUSTINIAN II

 

JUSTINIAN II “Rhinotmetus”, Emperor (685-95 & 706-11when beheaded), m 1stly EUDOCIA

                Juliana, m ABD al-MALIK, 10th Omayyad Caliph of Damascus (685-705)

                ANASTASIA, m TERVEL of Bulgaria, d 721

                                MARIA, m her cousin LEO III (see below)

                EUDOXIA, m KONON of Syria

                                LEO III (see below)

JUSTINIAN II 2ndly m dau (renamed Theodora) dau of Khagan IBUZIR of the Khazars; she d 548 as widow of Helebolus of Syria

                Tiberius, b 705, Co-Emperor, killed 711

                Justin, killed 711

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The Emperors Tiberias III, Phillipus, Anastasius II and Theodosius III  

 

Leontius, Emperor (695-8 when deposed); followed by  Apsimar, a drungarius (vice-admiral), later known as Tiberius III, Emperor (698-706) when overthrown by JUSTINIAN II and beheaded with Leontius

                Theodosius, Bishop of Ephesus

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Vardan (Bardanes), an Armenian, renamed himself Phillipus as  Emperor (711-13 when deposed and his eyes put out)

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Artemius, renamed himself Anastasius II as Emperor (713-15 when deposed), d 719 in a monastery

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Theodosius III, a tax-gatherer, Emperor (715-17 when abdicated), retired to a monastery

                Son

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The Family of Leo III the Syrian

 

LEO III, “the Iconoclast” (smasher of icons) , Emperor (717-41) son of KONON a Syrian (see above) mistakenly known in later history as “the Isaurian” and EUDOXIA JUSTINA dau of Emperor JUSTINIAN II (see above), m his cousin  MARIA (see above)

                CONSTANTINE V (see below)

                ANNA, m ARTAVASDOS (who proclaimed himself Basileus in 741-3 after defeating  CONSTANTINE V ), blinded 743

                                NICEPHOROS, Associate Emperor (see below), blinded 743 with father

                Nicetas, blinded 743

 

CONSTANTINE V “Copronymus” (so called because of a little accident at his christening!) Emperor (741 & 743-75). He was bi-sexual & m 3 times. By IRENE, a Khazar Princess, d ca 750, (see above) 

                Leo IV (see below)

                IRENE, m Associate Emperor NICEPHOROS (see below)

By that Princess and his other wives Constantine V also had other children

                Caesar Nicephorus, forced to become a priest, blinded 792

                + 4 other sons, all forced into priesthood & later had tongues cut out 792

                + dau

 

Leo IV “the Khazar”, Emperor (775-80), m an Athenian who adopted the name Irene and became Empress. After the death of Leo she ruled as Regent during childhood of her son Constantine VI and after having his eyes put out in 797. She received an offer of marriage in 802 from CHARLEMAGNE who was then Holy Roman Emperor of the West. However she was deposed in 803 to prevent her accepting the offer. XE "Holy Roman Emperors"

                Constantine VI

 

Constantine VI, Emperor (780-97), b 770, 1stly m the Paphlagonian Maria of Amnia (divorced 795).

                Euphrosyne, m as 2nd wife of Emperor MICHAEL II (820-29)

Constantine VI 2ndly m Theodote

Leo d a few months old

Constantine VI  Note: Some authorities hold that he then married Rotrou, dau of CHARLEMAGNE.

                ? a dau

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NICEPHOROS (see above), Associate Emperor (742-3 when blinded), m IRENE, dau of Emperor CONSTANTINE V (see above)

                NICEPHOROS I, Emperor (801-11), m IRENE, sister of MIKHAEL I RHANGABΘ (see below)

           Staurakios, Emperor (811 when deposed) m Theophano, a “bride show” Athenian

                                PROKOPIA, m MIKHAEL I RHANGABΘ, Emperor (811-13 when deposed), d 845

                                                THEOPHYLACTOS, castrated 813

                                                                MELISSENA, m INGERUS MARTINAKIUS

                                                                                EUDOCIA INGERINA, m MICHAEL III & BASILEUS (see below)

                                                                Patricius

                                                                PROCOPIUS

                                                                                ANNA, m NIKETOS SKLEROS (see below)

 Nicetas & a 3rd son castrated 813, + 2 daus

               ANNA, m BARDAS, Prince of the Gnoumi 

                                LEO V

 

LEO V, an Armenian, strategos of the Anatolics, led a revolt and was made Emperor (813-20 when murdered), m THEODOCIA, d 791,  dau of ARSCHAVIER (ARTAVASDOS), Prince of Kamsarakan, son of BARDAS a patrikos

Gregory, Archbishop of Syracuse

Symbatios & 3 other sons castrated

ANNA, m HMAYEAK, Prince of the Mamikonids (see under Armenia, Mamikonid dynasty for ancestors)

 

HMAYEAK, died between 780 & 797, and above wife ANNA

                KONSTANTINOS

 

KONSTANTINOS, b 785, d 840, m PANCALO BAGRATINA of Armenia

                BARDAS

                BASILIUS I “the Macedonian”, Emperor (867-86) - see below 

 

BARDAS, magistros

                BASILEOS

 

BASILEOS

                GREGORIA, m 1stly NIKETAS SKLEROS (see under Skleros below for descendants)

 

The Amorian dynasty

 

MICHAEL II “the Stammerer”, Emperor (820-9), an Amorian friend (from Phrygia) and supporter of LEO V, came to the throne in fetters after LEO was murdered in 820, m 1stly THECLA

                THEOPHILUS

MICHAEL II 2ndly m Euphrosyne (see above)

                Helene, m Theophobus, d 841

 

THEOPHILUS, Emperor (829-42 when he died of dysentery), m THEODORA, dau of MARINUS & TEOCTISTA FLORINA, a niece of Sergius Nicetiates & sister of Caesar Bardas who was Regent (856-66) and of Petronas.

                MICHAEL III

                Maria, m Alexius

                Thecla, mistress of Emperor BASILIUS I (see below)

                + 3 other daughters

 

MICHAEL III, “the Drunkard”, Emperor (842-67), m Eudocia Decapolitana. The drunken and capricious  MICHAEL III found a favourite in the so-called Macedonian peasant Basil (Basilius) whom he raised within 9 yrs to become Co-Emperor, meanwhile having left his 1st wife Maria to marry  the Emperor’s half-Swedish mistress EUDOCIA INGERINA. In 866 MICHAEL and Basil murdered Bardas, the brother of THEODORA, and Basil became associated with MICHAEL III as joint rulers. However in September the next year Basil assassinated MICHAEL III and from then on ruled alone.

                LEO VI (Note: The weight of evidence suggests that he was the son of MICHAEL III rather than of Basil)

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The Macedonian dynasty

 

BASILIUS I “the Macedonian”, Emperor (867-86) - see above for ancestors - m 1stly Maria (divorced 865) Note: Basilius, b 812, Emperor (867-86), who was actually not a Macedonian is nevertheless commonly held to be founder of the Macedonian dynasty as the possible father of LEO VI. He reconquered Italy from Arabs 880.

                Konstantinos, Associate Emperor (870-79)

BASILIUS 2ndly m EUDOCIA Ingerina (d 882), who had been mistress of MICHAEL III

                Alexandros, Emperor (912-13)

                Stephen, Patriarch of Constantinople (886-903)

His mistress in a mιnage ΰ quatre with MICHAEL & EUDOCIA was Thecla (see above) 

 

LEO VI, “the Wise”, b 866, Emperor (886-912), hated by BASILIUS possibly because of doubts as to whether BASILIUS or MICHAEL III was his actual father. He 1stly m Theophano.

                Eudocia

LEO VI 2ndly m ZOE ZAUTSINA, dau of STYLIANOS son of TSAUTZES, Strategos of Macedonia

                ANNA “Porphyrogenita”, d 914,  m LOUIS III BERONIDES “the Blind”, King of Provence and Italy, Emperor of the West  (see under Vienne for descendants)

LEO VI 3rdly m Eudocia Baiana

                Son, d an infant

Byzantine law forbade a 4th marriage. Nevertheless when his mistress ZOΛ “Carbonopsina” (the black-eyed) bore him a son LEO VI then married her. After LEO’s death and the death of Alexander, ZOΛ ruled as sole Regent (913-919).

                KONSTANTINOS VII

                Basil

 

KONSTANTINOS VII “Porphyrogenitus” (meaning born while father was emperor), b 905, Emperor (913-19 & 945-59), d 959 from poisoning by his son ROMANUS II and his wife THEOPHANA, m HELENA dau of ROMANUS I “Lecapenus” (see below)

                Theodora m as 2nd wife of Emperor Iwannes (John) I Zimiskes (969-76)

                Zoλ

                Theophano

                Anna

                Agatha

                ROMANUS II (see below)

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THEOPHYLACTES ASBASTAKTOS, an Armenian alive ca 871

                ROMANUS I LECAPENUS

 

ROMANUS I LECAPENUS, an Armenian soldier, Emperor Colleague (920-44), d 948. His 3 sons were in turn made co-Emperors. In 944 the 2nd and 3rd sons deposed him and made him a monk. He died in 948, m Anon

                AGATHA LECAPENA, m ROMANUS ARGYROPOLUS (see below), great grand-parents of Emperor Romanus III Argyrus and ARGYRA, 2nd wife of

                     KONSTANTINOS IX.

 

THEOPHYLACTES ASBASTAKTOS, an Armenian alive ca 871

                ROMANUS I LECAPENUS

 

ROMANUS I LECAPENUS, an Armenian soldier, Emperor Colleague (920-44), d 948. His 3 sons were in turn made co-Emperors. In 944 the 2nd and 3rd sons deposed him and made him a monk. He died in 948, m Anon

                AGATHA LECAPENA, m ROMANUS ARGYROPOLUS (see below), great grand-parents of Emperor Romanus III Argyrus and ARGYRA, 2nd wife of

                         KONSTANTINOS IX.

ROMANUS I 2ndly m in 920 THEODORA (d 937)

                HELENA, d 961, m in 919 KONSTANTINOS VII “Porphyrogenitus” (see above)

                KHRISTOPHOROS, Associate Emperor (921-934)

                Stephanos, Associate Emperor (924-4), poisoned at Lesbos 963

                Konstantinos, Associate Emperor (924-45), assassinated at Samothrace 965

                                Romanus

                Sons Romanus, Michael and Basil were all mutilated

                Theophylact, made Patriarch of Constantinople (933-56)

 

KHRISTOPHOROS, Associate Emperor (921-934) m SOPHIA

                MARΝA-IRENE, m PETAR, Tsar of Bulgaria (see under Bulgaria for descendants)

                Michael

                Romanus

 

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ROMANUS II (see above), b 940, Associate Emperor from 948 and sole Emperor (959-963). He 1stly m Eudocia (Bertha), dau of HUGH of Arles.

ROMANUS II 2ndly m in 957 the low-born courtesan THEOPHANA dau of CRATERUS a tavern keeper. She became Regent in 963 and 2ndly m Nicephorus II Phocas (son of Bardas Phocas) who then became co-Regent (963-69) & was murdered 969. (She then fell in love with the Armenian John Tzimisces).

                Basilios (Basil) II “Bulgaroctonus” (had eyes of the Bulgarian troops put out), Byzantine Emperor (976-1025), re-built Church of the Holy Sepulchre after it had been

                     burnt down in 1004 by order of the mad Caliph Hakim of Cairo

                KONSTANTINOS VIII (see below)

                THEOPHANA, m in 972 as 2nd wife of OTTO II of Germany (see  under Germany for descendants)

                ANNA, d 1011, m VLADIMIR, Great Prince of Kiev (see under Kiev for descendants).

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Nicephorus II Phocas (son of Bardas Phocas), Emperor (963-69 when murdered) - had m THEOPHANA (see above)

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John I Tzimisces, Emperor (969-76) - had also m THEOPHANA (see above)

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KONSTANTINOS VIII “Porphyrogenitus” (see above), Emperor  (1025-28), m HELENA, d 1032

                EUDOCIA, disfigured by smallpox, m ANDRONICUS DUCAS (see below)

                Zoλ, d 1050, m 1stly Romanus III Argyrus (1028-34) who had been forced to divorce his 1st wife (he  was a descendant of the Emperor ROMANUS I LECAPENUS).

                     Romanus III was murdered in his bath by Zoλ and her much younger lover Mikhael “the Paphlagonian” who then became Emperor Mikhael IV “the

                     Paphlagonian” (1034-41). He had several eunuch brothers and a sister Mary who m Stephanos and had a son who became Emperor Mikhael V Caliphates (1041-

                    42). Zoλ then m KONSTANTINOS IX  “Monomachus” (see below)

                Theodora, Empress (1054-56), adopted Mikhael VI, Emperor, d 1059

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THEODOSIUS DALASSENUS

                KONSTANTINOS DALASSENUS IX “Monomachus”

                Euprepia, had as a lover her cousin Tornicius

 

KONSTANTINOS IX “Monomachus” (1042-55). Lost his 1st wife and then m ARGYRA dau of PULCHERIA (see below for ancestors) “the stately” sister of Emperor Romanus III Argyrus who had married as 1st husband of Zoλ dau of KONSTANTINOS VIII (see above)

                MARΝA m VSΙVOLOD, Great Prince of Kiev (see under Kiev for descendants)

KONSTANTINOS IX then m Zoλ himself who was by then quite elderly but still had young lovers.

KONSTANTINOS IX also had two mistresses. One, Sclerina was a niece of PULCHERIA and lived quite happily with Zoλ. The other was an Alan Princess.

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Michael VI ‘Stratioticus” - the Aged - (1056-57 when deposed)

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Isaac I, Emperor (1057-59) when he abdicated to become a monk, son of MANUEL COMNENUS (see below)

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The Ducas dynasty

 

ANDRONICUS, alive 908

                CONSTANTINOS

 

CONSTANTINOS, Caesar, d 913, m dau of GREGORIAS IBERITZES

                GREGORAS

 

GREGORAS, killed 913

                ANDRONICUS DUCAS, alive 1020, possibly protospatharios and strategos of Bulgaria

 

ANDRONICUS DUCAS, m EUDOCIA, dau of KONSTANTINOS VIII (see above)

                MARIA, m JOHN WLADISSLAV, Tsar of West Bulgaria (see under Bulgaria for descendants)

                Constantine X, Emperor  (1059-67),m as 1st husband of Eudocia Macrembolitissa. She 2ndlym  Emperor Romanus IV Diogenes (1068-71dying with his eyes put our after

                     defeat at Manzikert)

                                Michael VII Ducas, Emperor (1071-78 when deposed), m Maria of Alania, dau of Bagrat V of Georgia. She 2ndly m Emperor Nicephorus III Boteniates (1078-81

                                     when he retired to a monastery)

                JOHN

                SOPHIA, m MANUEL COMNENUS (see below)

 

IONNES (JOHN) DUCAS, Caesar, pretender to throne of Emperor 1059 & 1073, d ca 1088, m EIRENE PEGONITISSA, dau of General NIKETAS PEGONITES 

                ANDRONICUS

                Constantine

 

ANDRONICUS DUCAS, d 1077 as monk Antonios, m MARΝA, dau of TRAJAN of Bulgaria (see under Bulgaria for ancestors)

                John

                EIRENE DUCAS, m ALEXIUS I COMNENUS (for descendants see under Comnenus dynasty below)

                MICHAEL

                Anna

                Theodora

 

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