Theodora (Unknown) di Tusculum (abt. 0870 - abt. 0916)
formerly [surname unknown] di Tusculum
about [location unknown] 0870
of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
about [location unknown] 0916
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Biography Theodora (aka Teodora), Senatrix of Rome, was born about 870 and died about 917-925. Her origins are unknown.
Theophylact I, Count (Lord) of Tusculum and they had the following children:
Marozia, c. 890 - 937 in prison, likely the mistress of Pope Sergius III, who may have fathered her first child, Pope John XI; she m1. Alberic I of Spoleto, m2. Guido of Tuscany, m3. Hugh of Italy;
Theodora, d.950, m. Ioannes, had 2 daughters: Marozia and Stefania;
Sergia, died at age 7 months according to inscription at Church of Santa Maria Maggiore;
Bonifazio, died at age 1 year according to inscription at Church of Santa Maria Maggiore.
Theophylact I held the office of vestararius, essentially running the temporal affairs of the papacy and his wife, Theodora, held the position of vestararissa; 
 It is thought that she was the mistress of Pope John X;
In the writings of Luitprand of Cremona, she is portrayed in a very harsh way (as a "shameless whore", etc.).
MEDIEVAL LANDS: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families by Charles Cawley © Foundation for Medieval Genealogy & Charles Cawley 2000-2018.
↑ Cawley, Charles and FMG, Medieval Lands , A Prosopography of Medieval European Noble and Royal Families. Database online. 2006-2018.
↑ Lunt, William E., Papal Revenues in the Middle Ages. Columbia University Press, 1950. Page 5.
↑ Louis Duchesne, (Arnold Harris Mathew, tr.) The Beginnings of the Temporal Sovereignty of the Popes, A.D. 754-1073. (London, 1907) p. 205. ↑ Williams, George L., Papal Genealogy: The Families and Descendants of the Popes, McFarland, 2004. Access (search only) online at GoogleBooks, pp.11-15.
Gregorovius, Ferdinand. The History of Rome in the Middle Ages, Vol. III. London: George Bell & Sons, 1895. Accessed online at GoogleBooks, p.250, 254-5.
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