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Theophano (Greek: Θεοφανώ, romanized: Theophanō; c. 941 – after 976 ) was a Greek woman from the region of Laconia, who became Byzantine empress by marriage to emperors Romanos II and Nikephoros II. In 963, between the deaths of Romanos and her marriage to Nikephoros, she was regent for her sons, Basil II and Constantine VIII. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theophano has received more than 12,228 page views. Her biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Theophano is the 2,789th most popular politician (down from 2,385th in 2019), the 197th most popular biography from Greece (down from 178th in 2019) and the 75th most popular Greek Politician.

Theophano is most famous for being the wife of Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor and Byzantine Emperor.

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Among politicians, Theophano ranks 2,789 out of 15,577Before her are Robert I, Duke of Burgundy, Armah, Franz Ziereis, Sverker I of Sweden, Mircea I of Wallachia, and Khieu Samphan. After her are Maria Teresa Rafaela of Spain, Emperor Dezong of Tang, Philibert II, Duke of Savoy, Isabella of Portugal, Duchess of Burgundy, Basiliscus, and Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony.

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Among people born in 941, Theophano ranks 2Before her is Lothair of France. After her is Brian Boru. Among people deceased in 976, Theophano ranks 4Before her are John I Tzimiskes, Emperor Taizu of Song, and Al-Hakam II. After her is Pietro IV Candiano.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Theophano ranks 197 out of 936Before her are Agathias (536), Crates of Thebes (-365), Timon of Phlius (-320), Telamon (null), Nearchus (-356), and Nabis (-300). After her are Gotse Delchev (1872), Idomeneus of Crete (null), Quintus Curtius Rufus (41), Prokopis Pavlopoulos (1950), Antiochus V Eupator (-173), and Andreas Papandreou (1919).


Among politicians born in Greece, Theophano ranks 75Before her are Archidamus II (-450), Calchas (null), Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark (1911), Cecrops I (null), Telamon (null), and Nabis (-300). After her are Gotse Delchev (1872), Idomeneus of Crete (null), Prokopis Pavlopoulos (1950), Antiochus V Eupator (-173), Andreas Papandreou (1919), and Philopoemen (-253).