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IRENE LASCARIS

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Originally appearing in Volume V26, Page 766 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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IRENE LASCARIS, daughter of Theodore I. (Lascaris), was first married to the general Andronicus Palaeologus, and after his death became the wife of Theodore's successor, John Vatatzes (q.v.), and mother of Theodore II. She is much praised by historians for her modesty and prudence, and is said to have brought about by her example a considerable improvement in the morals of.her nation. She died some ten years before her husband.
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