Empress Theodora

  • 500

    Empress Theodora was born in Greece on the island of Crete c.500

  • 532

    During the Nika Riot Theodora persuaded Justinian to stand his ground wich potentionally saved his throne.

  • 532

    Her courage in facing an uprising is often credited with saving the empire.

  • 552

    In Theodoras early life she married Emeror Justinian

  • When Thoedora died in Constantinople both causes lost their most ardent and prestigious champion.