Category:Irene of Athens

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English: Saint Irene (Greek: Ειρήνη, Eirēnē) (c. 752August 9, 803) was Byzantine empress from 797 to 802. By her marriage to Emperor Leo IV the Khazar, Irene had only one son Constantine VI, whom she succeeded on the throne. A female relative of Irene, Theophano was chosen in 807 by Empereor Nikephoros as the bride of his son Staurakios. An unnamed female relative was married to the Bulgar ruler Telerig in 776. Irene also had a nephew.