E. Empress from 450. From 414 to 416 she was guardian of her brother, Theodosius II. A stalwart supporter of orthodoxy, she induced him to condemn Nestorius and in the Monophysite controversy she was on the orthodox side. As Empress she arranged for a General Council to meet at Chalcedon. Feast day, 10 Sept.
Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Christianity.