Euphemia

Empress of Byzantine Empire | Royal

Lived from 5th century (unknown) to 523/524 CE

Euphemia whose original name was Lupicina was an Empress of the Roman (Byzantine) Empire by marriage to Justin I. According to the writings of Prokopius, Lupicina was a slave and of barbarian origin.  As Justin I  was proclaimed emperor in the Hippodrome in accordance with tradition, Lupicina became his empress consort under the name Euphemia. As an Empress, she is credited with the ecclesiastical policies of Justin and she founded the Church of Saint Euphemia (an early Christian martyr during Diocletian reign), where she was buried following her death, probably in either 523 or 524. Justin was buried by her side in 527.

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Lived from 5th century (unknown) to 523/524 CE

Euphemia whose original name was Lupicina was an Empress of the Roman (Byzantine) Empire by marriage to Justin I. According to the writings of Prokopius, Lupicina was a slave and of barbarian origin.  As Justin I  was proclaimed emperor in the Hippodrome in accordance with tradition, Lupicina became his empress consort under the name Euphemia. As an Empress, she is credited with the ecclesiastical policies of Justin and she founded the Church of Saint Euphemia (an early Christian martyr during Diocletian reign), where she was buried following her death, probably in either 523 or 524. Justin was buried by her side in 527.

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