Maria Palaiologina

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Patrick Tinkham
by Caner Cangül
published on 19 March 2018

This detail from a mosaic at Chora Church, Istanbul, depicts Maria Palaiologina. Also known as Mary of the Mongols, she was an illegitimate daughter of Michael VIII Palaiologos (reigned 1258-1282 CE). She married Abaqa Khan, and was highly influential among the Mongols. After Abaqa died, she was to marry Charbanda, a Mongolian prince. However, the arrangement didn't come to fruition. She subsequently founded Panagiotissa Monastery.

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