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Theodora (Greek: Θεοδώρα; c. 815 – c. 867), sometimes called Theodora the Armenian or Theodora the Blessed, was Byzantine empress as the wife of Byzantine emperor Theophilos from 830 to 842 and regent for the couple's young son Michael III, after the death of Theophilos, from 842 to 856. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theodora has received more than 182,899 page views. Her biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Theodora is the 657th most popular religious figure (down from 549th in 2019), the 294th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 250th in 2019) and the 42nd most popular Turkish Religious Figure.

Theodora was the wife of Emperor Justinian I, and she is most famous for her beauty and for being one of the most powerful women in Byzantine history.

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Among religious figures, Theodora ranks 657 out of 2,238Before her are Philemon, Hillel the Elder, Olaus Magnus, Piruz Nahavandi, Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, and Zephaniah. After her are Aloysius Stepinac, Mordecai, Eulalia of Mérida, James, brother of Jesus, Josaphat Kuntsevych, and Angelo Sodano.

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Among people born in 815, Theodora ranks 1After her are Abu Hanifa Dinawari, Anastasius Bibliothecarius, Dawud al-Zahiri, and Pepin, Count of Vermandois. Among people deceased in 867, Theodora ranks 4Before her are Pope Nicholas I, Michael III, and Ælla of Northumbria. After her are George Hamartolos and Galindo Aznárez I.

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Among people born in Turkey, Theodora ranks 294 out of 1,301Before her are Philemon (100), Midhat Pasha (1822), Theodore II Laskaris (1221), Fatih Terim (1953), Necmettin Erbakan (1926), and Theodosius III (700). After her are John VII Palaiologos (1370), Barsine (-363), Antiochus VII Sidetes (-159), Aratus (-315), Seleucus IV Philopator (-217), and Komitas (1869).


Among religious figures born in Turkey, Theodora ranks 42Before her are Dionysius Exiguus (475), Theophanes the Confessor (758), Gregory Thaumaturgus (213), Pancras of Rome (289), Basilios Bessarion (1403), and Philemon (100). After her are Lydia of Thyatira (100), Erasmus of Formia (300), Theophilus of Antioch (140), Said Nursî (1877), Evagrius Ponticus (345), and Onesimus (1).