Women / Persons ~ P23410

Empress Irene

Alternate Names:
  • Irene of Athens
  • Irene Sarantapechaina
Gender: Female
Life Dates: ca. 752 - 9 August 803
  • Royalty
  • Ruler
Note: wife of Leo IV (Constantinople). m. 769, Regent for her son; deposed her 790; she had his eyes put out and imprisoned him; Pope Leo III crowned Charlemagne, denying woman's rule
persons with degrees of separation from Empress Irene