In the same year, however, Isaac was dethroned by his brother, Alexius III.; but Henry married Isaac's daughter Irene to his brother, Philip of Swabia, and thus attempted to give the Hohenstaufen a new title and a valid claim against the usurper Alexius.
PALAEOLOGUS (1234-1282) was the son of Andronicus Palaeologus Comnenus and Irene Angela, the granddaughter of Alexius Angelus, emperor of Constantinople.
This prince being only ten years old, his mother Irene acted as regent and assumed the title Augusta.
The soldiers stoned the image of Christ which Irene had set up afresh in the palace of Chalce, and this provoked a counter-demonstration of the clergy.
Almost every year successful raids were made, in the year 797 under the command of the caliph himself, so that Irene was compelled to sue for peace.
By withholding the tribute which Irene had agreed to pay to Harun al-Rashid, Nicephorus committed himself to a war with the Saracens.
Monnier, La Notion de l'apostolat, des origines a Irene (Paris, 1903).
At any rate he had, at the end of 1777 and the beginning of 1778, been carefully finishing a new tragedy - Irene - for production in the capital.
He set out with a few guineas, three acts of his tragedy of Irene in manuscript, and two or three letters of introduction from his.
NICEPHORUS emperor 802-811, was a native of Seleucia in Pisidia, who was raised by the empress Irene to the office of logothetes or lord high treasurer.