Sophia Sophia
Sophia Sophia
Aelia Sophia was the Empress consort of Justin II of the Byzantine Empire from 565 to 578. She was specifically interested in economic matters and was involved in financial matters during Justin's reign. During his bouts of insanity, she acted as regent.
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Lake Worth resident named Florida National Guard's first black general - Palm Beach Post
Google News - over 5 years
So it was a particularly sweet homecoming Friday afternoon when Calhoun was promoted to brigadier general in that same armory, with his wife, Sophia, his father, Leroy, his sister Susan Cochran and assorted family, friends and comrades beaming up at
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Virgia C. Hill - Fredericksburg.com
Google News - over 5 years
Survivors include four sons, James Cofield and his wife, Sandra, Lindsey Cofield, Otis Hill and David Hill Jr. and his wife, Margaret; four daughters, Linda Hill, Nora Hill, Kenya Hill and Diane Hill; a brother, Desoto Hurdle and his wife, Sophia;
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Victim 'executed' at second attempt - Bahamas Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Fighting back tears Mr Kerr's wife, Sophia Kerr, told The Tribune she has no idea why someone would want to harm her husband. She said: "He was a good man and good family man. "We do not know how we are going to survive without him
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Day of near misses, tragic ends on 9/11 - Boston Herald
Google News - over 5 years
She was a major donor and fund-raiser for Hillary Clinton during the current secretary of state's first New York Senate campaign and she hosted legendary film producer Carlo Ponti and his wife, Sophia Loren, when their son Edoardo directed a play at
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Chef Matt Chatfield on can openers and life in the Hallmark kitchen - Pitch Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
At the country club, he met his wife, Sophia. (She took over for him as sous chef at the club — she is now the executive chef for Brookridge Golf & Fitness.) He'd set a goal for himself that he'd work for five years before becoming an executive chef
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Recap: Entourage, Season 8, Episode 7 - National Post (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Dana tells him to go back to his wife. Sophia calls Turtle, who's number was on the DVD Drama dropped off. Turtle gives her a glowing recommendation for Vince and she gives in — she's willing to have a drink with the womanizer
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A woman of some distinction - Ha'aretz
Google News - over 5 years
Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy and his wife Sophia had 13 children, "and apparently he also had others, he was very active in those areas," says Stiller Timor. "Five of the children died in childhood. The eldest daughter, Tatiana, married a guy named
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Family returns to Johnstown Castle, their ancestral home! - Enniscorthy Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
They posed for a photograph in front of a portrait by ET Parris of Hamilton Knox Grogan-Morgan, his wife Sophia Maria (nee Rowe) and their young daughter Elizabeth - the child in the painting was their dad's great, great, great grandmother
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Former American Idol Finalist Danny Gokey Encourages Teachers and Teens to ... - CisionWire (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
For each entry submitted, the Clorox Company will donate $100 (up to $10000) to the Sophia's Heart Foundation, a charity founded by Gokey in honor of his late wife, Sophia, and dedicated to helping children achieve academic success via musical training
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Thomas C. Theodos, 83 - NorthJersey.com
Google News - over 5 years
He is survived by his wife Sophia of 60 years. He was a father to Chris Theodos and his fiancée Terry Ann Coleman of Ocean Gate; Kerry Theodos and his wife Lita of Nutley; Ruby Luciano and her husband John of Oak Ridge; and Stephanie Vreeland and her
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Alexander the Great: Impressions Of The Community And 2011 Zoullas Lecture ... - Western Queens Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
“My wife, Sophia, is a Greek Orthodox convert from Korea,” he said. “Our two year old son, Stavros, is continuing my Greek heritage. We plan to enroll him in a Korean karate program so he can learn about his Korean heritage as well
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Lexington resident raises concerns about cell tower exposure - Wicked Local
Google News - over 5 years
When Dave Walko retired, he planned to move to Lexington and live a quiet life with his wife Sophia. Seven years ago, he purchased a fourth-floor unit in the Muzzey High Condominium complex at 1475 Massachusetts
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Former 'Idol' contestant to be at Dodge County Fair - Watertown Daily Times
Google News - over 5 years
From his humble roots in a poor but loving family to his hard-working days as a truck driver to the loss of the person most dear to him, his wife, Sophia. Gokey said he will be hosting a meet and greet prior to his performance at the fair to raise
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Soller settlers face fire, other adversity - Gothenburg Times
Google News - over 5 years
Once Fred bought land in Wisconsin, he sent for his wife, Sophia, and their eight children. The ship master was related to Sophia. As a result, she helped cook in the ship's kitchen and was given all the bread she could carry for her children once they
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Dance Parties and Dreamcakes About Town - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Reid and wife Sophia, aka “Munchie” and chef extraordinaire, will also be offering free giveaways during the evening. Munchie's has now been open for nearly a year and a half, and Taylor said business is good. “We were hosts to the Star-Ledger's
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Marin Shakes redefines American History - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
To begin the story, Cassidy plays Amerigo Vespucci with a ship's helm, Mick plays wife Sophia Vespucci with a Chianti bottle and Darren plays a ukulele. In the end, they try to define our post-war sensibilities. Cassidy insists it is all Broadway show
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VIRGINIA ELIZABETH GREENIA - St. Albans Messenger
Google News - over 5 years
Virginia leaves her seven children: Harold A. Greenia Jr., Debra Greenwood and husband, David, and Patty Greenia, all of Highgate, Jeff Greenia and his wife, Sophia, of Sheldon, Paula Greenia and the late Mark Banyea of Franklin, Joseph Greenia and
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New Haitian Leader Pledges Reconciliation
NYTimes - almost 6 years
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- It was a new stage on Tuesday for Michel Martelly, the former hit-maker who nicknamed himself ''president'' in song and is now on the verge of serving as the real thing in this devastated country. Far from the glittering carnival floats from which he performed in diapers, dresses and dropped pants as the self-proclaimed
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    Died in 601.
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    Anastasia was the first of the three ladies to die. Theophanes places her death in 593.
    More Details Hide Details Constantina seems to have enjoyed better relations with Sophia than her mother did. Theophanes records them to have jointly offered a precious crown as an Easter present to Maurice in 601. He accepted their gift but then ordered it hang over the altar of Hagia Sophia as his own tribute to the church. Which according to Theophanes was taken an insult by both Augustas and caused a rift in the marriage. The Easter of 601 was also the last time Sophia was mentioned in our sources. Whether she survived to see the deposition of Maurice in 602 is unclear. Sophia and Justin had at least two children:
  • 5790
    Tiberius reacted by taking hold of much of her property, dismissing her loyal servants and appointing replacements loyal to him. However her rank and presence in the palace remained. Theophanes records that in 579, Sophia retired to the Sophiai, a palace built in her honor.
    More Details Hide Details He describes her as holding her own minor court and honored as mother of Tiberius. On 14 August 582, Tiberius died. He was succeeded by Maurice, a general betrothed to Constantina. Maurice had been a choice of Sophia. Gregory of Tours reporting that she had planned to marry him and regain the throne. The marriage of Constantina and Maurice took place in Autumn 582. The ceremony was performed by Patriarch John IV of Constantinople and is described in detail by Theophylact Simocatta. Constantina was proclaimed an Augusta while both Sophia and Anastasia also kept the same title. John of Ephesus mentions all three Augustas residing in the Great Palace, which would mean either that her retirement was temporary or that Theophanes misreported her status.
  • 5690
    In 569, Justin and Sophia together reportedly sent a relic of the True Cross to Radegund.
    More Details Hide Details The event was commemorated in Vexilla Regis by Venantius Fortunatus. They also sent relics to Pope John III in an attempt to improve relations - the Cross of Justin II in the Vatican Museums, a crux gemmata and reliquary of the True Cross perhaps given at this point, has an inscription recording their donation and apparently their portraits on the ends of the arms on the reverse. However the religious policy of the couple was controversial. According to John of Ephesus and Michael the Syrian, husband and wife were both initially monophysites who converted to Chalcedonean Christianity to gain favor with their uncle Justinian. During their reign, they attempted a failed reconciliation of Chalcedonian and Monophysitic Christianity which ended in renewed persecution of the latter. Meanwhile, their own beliefs were still in question. Justin reportedly suffered from temporary fits of insanity and was unable to perform his duties as early as the fall of Dara to Khosrau I of the Sassanid Empire in November, 573. According to Gregory of Tours, sole power of the Empire at this point was assumed by Sophia. Evagrius Scholasticus reports that Sophia managed to conclude a three-year truce with Khosrau on her own. But as a Regent she would require supporters and she picked Tiberius II Constantine as her colleague in power. He was Comes Excubitorum (Commander of the Excubitors).
  • 5280
    John Malalas records that Comito (b. ca 500) married general Sittas in 528.
    More Details Hide Details Sittas may thus be the father of Sophia. Whether Anastasia ever married is unknown. During the reign of Justinian I (527–565), Theodora arranged for Sophia to marry his nephew Justin. According to the Chronicon of Victor of Tunnuna, Justin was a son of Dulcidius and Vigilantia. Her father-in-law is also known as Dulcissimus in genealogical resources. Vigilantia and her brother, Justinian I, were children of Petrus Sabbatius and a senior Vigilantia, who was a sister of Justin I. Justinian I had several nephews but seems to have never appointed an heir. On the night of 13 November 565 - 14 November 565, Justinian I lay on his deathbed. Justin was his kouropalates and thus the only viable heir within the Great Palace of Constantinople. He managed to gain the support of the Byzantine Senate and was proclaimed emperor within the palace walls before the other members of the Justinian Dynasty were notified. The events were recorded by the court poet Flavius Cresconius Corippus.
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