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Theodora – (508-548 AD) – Empress of the Byzantine Empire (527-548 AD)
Theodora was the wife of Justinian (p. 5p). She had been a small time actress whose beauty exceeded her talents in the theatrical art. He fell in love with her, as many other men must have done, and when he succeeded as Emperor in 527, she had acquired a strong hold over him. For the next twenty years she more or less dominated Justinian, but thankfully, as a rule, to the advantage of the empire. Her influence was not entirely good, however, and she did favour some very unworthy people. Many mosaic pictures of the time feature her standing near her husband.