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Aelia Eudocia II


Aelia Eudocia. Portrait on a weight. Arkeoloji Müzesi, Istanbul (Turkey). Photo Marco Prins.
Aelia Eudocia. Portrait on a weight (Arkeoloji Müzesi, Istanbul)
Aelia Eudocia (†460): name of an East-Roman empress, wife of Theodosius II.

Relatives

Life

  • Born, real name Athenais
  • Baptized and renamed Aelia Eudocia; she will act most piously
  • 421, 7 June: Marries to Theodosius II (who has accepted advise from his sister Pulcheria)
  • 422: Birth of Eudoxia III
  • 423: Made Augusta; Eudoxia engaged to Valentinian III
  • Before 431: Birth of Flacilla
  • 437: Eudoxia marries to Valentinian III
  • 438: Pilgrimage to Jerusalem
  • 441: Fall of Cyrus, praefectus urbi, her closest ally
  • 443: Moves to Jerusalem
  • 451: Council of Chalcedon; she continues to support the condemned monophysites
  • 455: Conversion to orthodoxy
  • 460, 20 October: Death
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