Theodora (Unknown) Augustus

Theodora (Unknown) Augustus (abt. 0500 - 0548)

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Empress Theodora Augustus [uncertain] formerly [surname unknown]
Born about in Cyprusmap [uncertain]
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Died in Constantinople, Byzantiummap
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Biography

Empress of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire and the wife of Emperor Justinian I. She was one of the more influential and powerful empresses of Rome.

Theodora, according to Michael Grant, was of Greek Cypriot descent. Her father, Acacius, was a bear trainer of the hippodrome's Green faction in Constantinople. Her mother, whose name is not recorded, was a dancer and an actress. Her parents had two more daughters.

Theodora died of what Victor of Tonnena described as "cancer" on 28 June 548 at the age of 48. Both Theodora and Justinian are represented in mosaics that exist to this day in the Basilica of San Vitale of Ravenna, Italy, which was completed a year before her death.

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