Melissena: addendum


While poking around some genealogy sites I learned that Melissena had a sister – Procopius.   I had to know if any of her progeny went on to marry into any of the families of Europe I was familiar with.

Took me about 20 seconds to find it.   Procopius' line connects to the Rus Vladimirovich family of Kiev, and through them the Arpads via Anastasia of Byzantium.  Below is the genealogy of this connection, a second route by which the blood of Melissena's (and, it turns out, her sister Procopius') Khazar/Hun/Byzantine ancestors flowed into the royal houses of Europe.


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