Sophia Palaiologina

Born: circa 1455
Died: 1503

Sophia Palaiologina was the daughter of Thomas Palaiologos (Despot of Morea) and Princess Catherine Zaccaria of Achaea. She was also a niece of the last Byzantine emperor Constantine XI. She married Grand Prince Ivan III on 12 November 1472 and died on 7 April 1503.

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