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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.

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