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Theophano (Greek: Θεοφανώ, Theophanō; 941 – after 978) 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 7,444 page views. Her biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Theophano is the 2,389th most popular politician (down from 2,305th in 2019), the 178th most popular biography from Greece (down from 171st in 2019) and the 65th 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 2,389 out of 15,710Before her are Cao Fang, Guo Jia, Cevdet Sunay, Joseph Babinski, William I of Sicily, and Vicente Fox. After her are Lennart Meri, Antonín Novotný, Crown Prince Sado, Anastasia Romanovna, Attalus III, and Theobald I of Navarre.

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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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Among people born in Greece, Theophano ranks 178 out of 855Before her are Necho II (-625), Ioannis Kapodistrias (1776), Odysseas Elytis (1911), Andronicus of Rhodes (-100), Prokopis Pavlopoulos (1950), and Epicharmus of Kos (-524). After her are Athenagoras of Athens (133), Admetus (null), Agathias (536), Ephialtes (-590), Gülnuş Sultan (1642), and Euclid of Megara (-435).


Among politicians born in Greece, Theophano ranks 65Before her are Antonia Minor (-36), Antigonus II Gonatas (-319), Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark (1911), Necho II (-625), Ioannis Kapodistrias (1776), and Prokopis Pavlopoulos (1950). After her are Admetus (null), Ephialtes (-590), Gülnuş Sultan (1642), Konstantinos Karamanlis (1907), Karolos Papoulias (1929), and Thaïs (-400).