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From: "Todd A. Farmerie" <>
Subject: Re: Descent from Egypt
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 1995 04:08:04 GMT
In a previous article, (Ulf Larsson) says:
> (Todd A. Farmerie) wrote:
>>One problem with this descent is that there are serious doubts that Leo VI
>>the Wise (93) was son of Basil I the Macedonian, (92) and not Michael
>>(III?) the Stammerer, whose mistress was Basil's wife, and Leo's mother.
>In his book "Byzantium, the Apogee", John Julius Norrich writes that
>the women in question, Eudocina Ingerina, became mistress to Michael
>when he was only 15 yers old! He also calls her "half Swedish". Why?
>Are her parents known?
Somewhere (perhaps Settipani) I saw a reconstruction of her family.
Ingerina was derived from a viking in the Byzantine service named Inger
(perhaps Ingvar/Ivar). I will have to relocate this information, then may
be able to supplement this some.
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