Aelia Verina

Empress consort | Royal

Lived from beginning of the 5th century (Unknown) to 484 CE

Aelia Verina was the Empress consort of Eastern Roman emperor Leo I.  She was a sister of Basiliscus. Her daughter Ariadne was Empress consort of first Zeno and then Anastasius I. Verina was the highly ambitious and capable wife of Emperor Leo I. After the death of her husband, she continued to exercise great influence in the governing of the Empire. She was responsible for inciting two failed rebellions against Zeno, first by her brother Basiliscus in 475 - 476 CE and then by Leontius in 484 - 488 CE She died at the fortress of Cherris in 484 CE.

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Lived from beginning of the 5th century (Unknown) to 484 CE

Aelia Verina was the Empress consort of Eastern Roman emperor Leo I.  She was a sister of Basiliscus. Her daughter Ariadne was Empress consort of first Zeno and then Anastasius I. Verina was the highly ambitious and capable wife of Emperor Leo I. After the death of her husband, she continued to exercise great influence in the governing of the Empire. She was responsible for inciting two failed rebellions against Zeno, first by her brother Basiliscus in 475 - 476 CE and then by Leontius in 484 - 488 CE She died at the fortress of Cherris in 484 CE.

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