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PHOCAS, KOURKOUAS, SCLEROS AND ABALLANTES

PHOCAS

(An influential Cappadocian family which had originated in Armenia)

[MAMN181] Hmayeak I m. ?
. [PHOC211] Prince Artavazd of Georgia m. ?
. . [PHOC221] Marianos Mamikonian (780) m. [GREG222] Theoktista Phlorina (795)
. . . [PHOC232] Theodora II m. [MICH211] Emperor Theophilos of Byzantium
. . . [PHOC231] Caesar Bardas Phocas m. ?
. . . . [PHOC241] Caesar Nicephoros Phocas m. [DALX242] Anna Dalassene
. . . . . [PHOC252] Caesar Bardas Phocas m2. [MALS252] --- Maleina
. . . . . . [PHOC262] --- Phocaina m. [KOUR282] Theodoros Kourkouas
. . . . . . [PHOC261] Leo Phocas, Prefect of Cappadocia m. ?
. . . . . . . [PHOC272] Sophie Phocaina m. [SCLE271] Constantinos Scleros, Governor

[PHOC211] Artavazd II (born c.740, son of [MAMN181] Hmayeak I, see MAMIKONIDS DYNASTY- LINE 2), Prince of Georgia (774), Count of Opsikion (774).

[PHOC221] Marianos (born c.780) married [GREG222] Theoktista Phlorina (born c.795, daughter of Bardas Paphlagonier, see GREGORIOS PAPHLAGONIER).

[PHOC232] Theodora II (born c.810, daughter of Marianos) married [MICH211] EMPEROR THEOPHILOS (see AMORIAN DYNASTY).

[PHOC231] Bardas Phocas (born c.810, son of Marianos), Curopalate, Caesar (862-65). He died May 866.

[PHOC241] Nicephoros the elder Phocas (born c.840), Caesar in Byzantium, probably married [DALX242] Anna (daughter of Nicephorus, see DALASSENOS). He died c.896.

[PHOC251] Nicephoros the younger Phocas (born c.870).

[PHOC259] Bardas Phocas (born c.889, son of Nicephorus the elder) married 1. ---; then 2. [MALS252] --- Maleina (born c.890, daughter of Eudokimus Maleinos, see MALEINOS). He became Caesar (963) and died 969.

[PHOC262] --- Phocaina (born c.940, daughter of Bardas by his 2nd wife Maliene) married [KOUR282] Theodoros Kourkouas (born c.930, see KOURKOUAS below).

[PHOC261] Leo Phocas (born c.915, son of Bardas by his 1st wife), Magistros, Prefect of Cappadocia, Great Admiral, Curopalate. He died c.976.

[PHOC272] Sophie Phocaina (born c.936, daughter of Leo) married [SCLE271] Constantine Scleros (born c.920, see SCLEROS below).

KOURKOUAS

(An influential Cappadocian family which had originated in Armenia)

[KOUR261] Ionnes, Provost m. ?
. [KOUR272] Theophilos, Magistros m. ?
. . [KOUR282] Theodoros Kourkouas m. [PHOC262] --- Phocaina
. . . [KOUR292] --- Kourkouaina m. [ABAL291] Romanos Aballantes

[KOUR261] Ionnes (born c.879), Provost.

[KOUR271] Theodoros ([born c.900], son of Theophilos).

[KOUR281] John Tzimisces (born c.925, son of Theodoros) was EMPEROR (969-76). He married 1. Maria Scleraina (born c.930, daughter of Photeinos Scleros); then 2. Theodora (daughter of EMPEROR CONSTANTINE VII). John died 976.

[KOUR272] Theophilos ([born c.900], son of Ionnes), Magistros.

[KOUR282] Theodoros (born c.930, son of Theophilos) married [PHOC262] --- Phocaina (born c.940, daughter of Bardas, see PHOCAS above).

[KOUR292] --- Kourkouaina (born c.970, daughter of Theodoros) married [ABAL291] Romanos Aballantes (born c.967, see ABALLANTES below).

SCLEROS

[SCLE231] Leon Scleros m. [TURK232] Eirene
. [SCLE241] --- Scleros m. ?
. . [SCLE251] Niketa Scleros m. [CHRI252] --- (daughter of Christopheros}
. . . [SCLE261] Photeinos Scleros m. [MAMN262] Gregoria Mamikonian
. . . . [SCLE272] --- Scleros m. [DUCA271] Andronicos Ducas Lydos
. . . . [SCLE271] Constantinos Scleros, Governor m. [PHOC272] Sophie Phocaina
. . . . . [SCLE282] Theophanu Scleraina of Byzantium m. [SAXY281] Emperor Otto III of the West

[SCLE231] Leon Scleros (born c.780), Armenian, married [TURK232] Eirene (born c.780, daughter of Bardanes Tourkos, see MAMIKONIDS DYNASTY- LINE 3).

[SCLE241] ---- Scleros (born c.805).

[SCLE251] Theodoros Scleros (born c.830), Magistros.

[SCLE251] Niketas Scleros (born c.860) married [CHRI252] --- (born c.880, daughter of Christopher, see CHRISTOPHEROS).

SCLE261] Photeinos/Pantherios Scleros (born c.900) married [MAMN262] Gregoria (born c.910, daughter of Magistros Bardas, see MAMIKONIDS DYNASTY- LINE 2).

[SCLE273] Maria Scleraina (born c.930, daughter of Photeinos) married John Tzimisces Kourkouas (born c.925), later EMPEROR.

[SCLE272] --- Scleros (born c.935, daughter of Photeinos) married [DUCA271] Andronicos Ducas (see DUCAS (2)).

[SCLE271] Constantinos Scleros (born c.920, son of Photeinos), Governor, married [PHOC272] Sophie Phocaina (born c.936, see PHOCAS above).

[SCLE282] Theophanu Scleraina (born c.959, daughter of Constantinos) married (at St. Peter's Rome, 14th April 972) [SAXY281] EMPEROR OTTO III (see SAXONY (LIUDOLFIN HOUSE) NOBILITY).

ABALLANTES

[ABAL291] Romanos Aballantes m. [KOUR292] --- Kourkouaina
. [ABAL302] Constostephane Aballanta m. [BULG301] Trajan of West Bulgaria

 [ABAL291] Romanos Aballantes (born c.967) married [KOUR292] --- Kourkouaina (born c.970, daughter of Theodoros, see KOURKOUAS above). He died c.996.

[ABAL302] Constostephane Aballanta (born c.1003, daughter of Romanos) married [BULG301] Trajan of West Bulgaria (see BULGARIA).