Rita of Armenia

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1278 – 1333

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Who was Rita of Armenia?

Rita of Armenia was a daughter of King Levon II of Armenia and Queen Keran. She was the wife of Byzantine co-emperor Michael IX Palaiologos, making her a junior empress-consort of the Byzantine Empire. In 1317, she became the only empress upon the death of the senior empress, Irene of Montferrat. She was known as Maria in Constantinople.

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1278
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Jul 1, 1333

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on July 23, 2013

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