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Ana Neda

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Tenure  1323–1324
Successor  Theodora Palaiologina
Died  Deçan
Predecessor  Theodora Palaiologina
Royal family  Nemanjić
House  Nemanjić dynasty
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Issue  Ivan Stephen of Bulgaria Michael Shishman
Father  Stefan Uroš II Milutin of Serbia
Spouse  Michael Shishman of Bulgaria (m. 1323–1324)
Children  Ivan Stephen of Bulgaria, Shishman
Parents  Stefan Milutin, Ana Terter
Similar  Michael Shishman of Bulgaria, Stefan Konstantin, Stefan Milutin, Vladislav - King of Syrmia, Urošica

Ana-Neda (Bulgarian and Serbian Cyrillic: Ана-Неда; fl. 1323-1324) was the Empress consort of Bulgaria briefly in 1323 - 1324 as the spouse of "Despot of Vidin" Michael Shishman who was elected as Emperor of Bulgaria in 1323. She was the daughter of Serbian King Stefan Uroš II Milutin and Princess Ana Terter, daughter of George I of Bulgaria. From the marriage with Michael, they had three sons, one of whom was Ivan Stephen of Bulgaria, the future brief Emperor of Bulgaria (1330–1331).

Life

She was the daughter of Serbian King Stefan Uroš II Milutin and Princess Ana Terter, daughter of George I of Bulgaria. Some believe that her mother was Elizabeth of Hungary.

From the marriage with Michael they had three sons:

  • Ivan Stephen of Bulgaria, emperor of Bulgaria in 1330-1331
  • Michael, despotes in Vidin for a brief period
  • Shishman, pretender to the Bulgarian throne
  • In 1324, Michael Shishman divorced Anna Neda in order to marry Theodora of Byzantium. Anna Neda and her children were sent out of Turnovo into the countryside. In 1330, Michael Shishman died and was succeeded by his firstborn son Ivan Stephen of Bulgaria.

    She took monastic vows and received the name Jelena. She was buried in the Dečani monastery. She was consecrated in the Serbian Orthodox Church as Venerable (prepodobna) "St. Jelena of Dečani" (Света Јелена Дечанска), her feast day is on June 3 (May 21, Julian calendar).

    References

    Ana-Neda Wikipedia


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