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'''Xanthe II''' ([[wikipedia:Greek language|Aetolian]]: Ξανθή II, ''Xanthí II''; [[wikipedia:Georgian language|Varkan]]: ქსანთი II, ''k’sant’i II'' ; 6 November 1479 – 12 April 1555), commonly known as '''Xanthe the Great''' ([[wikipedia:Greek language|Aetolian]]: Ξανθή ο Μέγας, ''Xanthí o Mégas''; [[wikipedia:Georgian language|Varkan]]: ქსანთი დიდი, ''k’sant’i didi''), was [[Queen of the United Kingdom of the Dinarides|Queen]] of the [[United Kingdom of the Dinarides]] from 23 January 1516 until her death.  
 
'''Xanthe II''' ([[wikipedia:Greek language|Aetolian]]: Ξανθή II, ''Xanthí II''; [[wikipedia:Georgian language|Varkan]]: ქსანთი II, ''k’sant’i II'' ; 6 November 1479 – 12 April 1555), commonly known as '''Xanthe the Great''' ([[wikipedia:Greek language|Aetolian]]: Ξανθή ο Μέγας, ''Xanthí o Mégas''; [[wikipedia:Georgian language|Varkan]]: ქსანთი დიდი, ''k’sant’i didi''), was [[Queen of the United Kingdom of the Dinarides|Queen]] of the [[United Kingdom of the Dinarides]] from 23 January 1516 until her death.  
  
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==Early life and accession==
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Xanthe II was born in [[Theodosia]], the capital of the [[United Kingdom of the Dinarides]]. She was the second child and eldest daughter of [[Demetra of the Dinarides]] and [[DUDE]] of the royal [[House of ??]]. She had a fair complexion, blue eyes and her hair color was between strawberry-blonde and auburn, like her mother. Her siblings were [[DUDE]], [[King consort of Desket]]; [[DUDETTE]], [[Queen consort of Echia]]; [[DUDETTE]], [[Duchy of Meleto|Duchess of Meleto]]; and [[DUDE]], [[Prince of ??]]. She had a sixth sibling, [[NAME]], who died in infancy.
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Xanthe II was given a first-rate education from leading tutors, becoming fluent in [[wikipedia:Georgian language|Varkan]] and [[wikipedia:Latin language|Mesogean]], and learning at least some [[wikipedia:Catalan language|Volisanian]].
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Throughout Xanthe II's childhood, Demetra negotiated potential future marriages for her. When she was only two years old, she was promised to [[DUDE]], the infant second son of King [[DUDE of Jarin]], but the contract was repudiated after four years. In 1487, at the age of seven, she was instead contracted to marry [[DUDE of Buurawat]]. However, the engagement was broken off within a few years by [[Weyn I of Burawa|Weyn I]] with Demetra's agreement, as the idea of this interfaith betrothal proved to be unpopular both in [[Samera]] and [[Theodosia]]. [[AETOLIAN DUDE]], Demetra's [[Megas Magistros]], then resumed marriage negotiations with the Buurawati, and Demetra suggested that Xanthe marry the Emperor's third son, [[DUDE]]. A marriage treaty was signed, but AETOLIAN DUDE secured an alliance with the [[Buurawat Empire]] without the marriage.
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Ideas of betrothal were postponed until Xanthe reached adolescence. In November 1495, as a young Xanthe turned 16 and was thus of age to marry, Demetra began looking for a suitable husband with the intention of marrying her daughter some time in 1496. Several suitors reached the royal court in Theodosia. On 20 October 1496, Xanthe married [[DUDE of Inachos]], the eldest son of [[DUDE of Inachos]]. They had two children: Alexandros (born 14 March 1498 – died 11 May 1500) and Roxane (born 6 April 1508). Alexandros' death in infancy profoundly affected her to the point she waited over seven years before conceiving again. She became a widow on 9 October 1515, when DUDE died of the [[Red Death]].
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Her mother Demetra attempted to find her daughter a new husband, but did not have enough time to do so. Demetra died on 23 January 1516, and the 36-year-old Xanthe succeeded her as queen.
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==Reign==
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Throughout her reign, Xanthe refused to remarry and reportedly took a few lovers, both male and female. Xanthe was also skilled in managing her nobility, including the powerful [[House of Liontakis|Liontakis]] faction, greatly contributing to the stability of Dinaric government. Many Dinaric noble houses tried to be in her good grace, hopeful of arranging a marriage with the widowed queen, and she took advantage of that.
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===Matron of the Arts===
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Xanthe enjoyed music and theater greatly to the point of supporting a wide variety of musicians, playwrights and actors at her court. She notably enjoyed Varkan a cappella polyphony and the lute.
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===Construction===
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Xanthe II poured vast amounts of money into new structures. She continued the work of her predecessors on the [[Skopelos Fortress]] and also started military improvements on the [[Lomisa Castle]] in [[Klow]].
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===Military action===
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===International relations under Xanthe II===
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====East Fosia====
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====Echia====
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Since Xanthe II's sister [[DUDETTE]] was Queen of Echia during most of Xanthe II's reign, relations were fairly good between the neighboring kingdoms. U/C
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====Empodia====
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====Kandari Empire====
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Much of Xanthe II's reign was taken up by conflicts with the [[Kandari Empire]], which was expanding at a rapid pace in the [[Near East]].
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====Volisania====
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===Bureaucratic reform and language policy===
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Xanthe II took several steps to mitigate the monopoly of [[wikipedia:Greek language|Aetolian]] as the language of knowledge. In 1529, she opened the ''Treis Glósses Kollégio'', or [[Royal College of Theodosia]], following the recommendation of humanist [[Nikephoros Pachymeres]]. Students at the Royal College could study [[wikipedia:Latin language|Mesogean]], [[wikipedia:Hebrew|Hebrew]] and [[wikipedia:Aramaic language|Lagashi]], then [[wikipedia:Arabic language|Parani]] under [[Giannis Metochites]] beginning in 1538.
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===Religious policies===
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With the Dinarides having sided with the Petran Catholics during the [[Two Centuries War]], religious relations with the Catholics in the Mesogean Sea were fairly stable until the end of the war in 1553.
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===Death===
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===Image===
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==Marriage and issue==
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Xanthe II married [[DUDE]] on 20 October 1496. The couple had two children, [[FF]] and [[FF]].
  
 
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Xanthe II
Xanthe II of the Dinarides.JPG
Queen of the Dinarides
Reign 23 January 1516 – 12 April 1555
Coronation 23 January 1516
Predecessor Tatiana
Successor Thanasis of the Dinarides
Born (1479-11-06)6 November 1479
Theodosia
Died 12 April 1555(1555-04-12) (aged 75)
Theodosia
Spouse TBD
Issue
more...
TBD
House Xenakis
Father Dude
Mother Demetra
Religion Armazism

Xanthe II (Aetolian: Ξανθή II, Xanthí II; Varkan: ქსანთი II, k’sant’i II ; 6 November 1479 – 12 April 1555), commonly known as Xanthe the Great (Aetolian: Ξανθή ο Μέγας, Xanthí o Mégas; Varkan: ქსანთი დიდი, k’sant’i didi), was Queen of the United Kingdom of the Dinarides from 23 January 1516 until her death.

Xanthe II is known for ??????.

Early life and accession

Xanthe II was born in Theodosia, the capital of the United Kingdom of the Dinarides. She was the second child and eldest daughter of Demetra of the Dinarides and DUDE of the royal House of ??. She had a fair complexion, blue eyes and her hair color was between strawberry-blonde and auburn, like her mother. Her siblings were DUDE, King consort of Desket; DUDETTE, Queen consort of Echia; DUDETTE, Duchess of Meleto; and DUDE, Prince of ??. She had a sixth sibling, NAME, who died in infancy.

Xanthe II was given a first-rate education from leading tutors, becoming fluent in Varkan and Mesogean, and learning at least some Volisanian.

Throughout Xanthe II's childhood, Demetra negotiated potential future marriages for her. When she was only two years old, she was promised to DUDE, the infant second son of King DUDE of Jarin, but the contract was repudiated after four years. In 1487, at the age of seven, she was instead contracted to marry DUDE of Buurawat. However, the engagement was broken off within a few years by Weyn I with Demetra's agreement, as the idea of this interfaith betrothal proved to be unpopular both in Samera and Theodosia. AETOLIAN DUDE, Demetra's Megas Magistros, then resumed marriage negotiations with the Buurawati, and Demetra suggested that Xanthe marry the Emperor's third son, DUDE. A marriage treaty was signed, but AETOLIAN DUDE secured an alliance with the Buurawat Empire without the marriage.

Ideas of betrothal were postponed until Xanthe reached adolescence. In November 1495, as a young Xanthe turned 16 and was thus of age to marry, Demetra began looking for a suitable husband with the intention of marrying her daughter some time in 1496. Several suitors reached the royal court in Theodosia. On 20 October 1496, Xanthe married DUDE of Inachos, the eldest son of DUDE of Inachos. They had two children: Alexandros (born 14 March 1498 – died 11 May 1500) and Roxane (born 6 April 1508). Alexandros' death in infancy profoundly affected her to the point she waited over seven years before conceiving again. She became a widow on 9 October 1515, when DUDE died of the Red Death.

Her mother Demetra attempted to find her daughter a new husband, but did not have enough time to do so. Demetra died on 23 January 1516, and the 36-year-old Xanthe succeeded her as queen.

Reign

Throughout her reign, Xanthe refused to remarry and reportedly took a few lovers, both male and female. Xanthe was also skilled in managing her nobility, including the powerful Liontakis faction, greatly contributing to the stability of Dinaric government. Many Dinaric noble houses tried to be in her good grace, hopeful of arranging a marriage with the widowed queen, and she took advantage of that.

U/C

Matron of the Arts

Xanthe enjoyed music and theater greatly to the point of supporting a wide variety of musicians, playwrights and actors at her court. She notably enjoyed Varkan a cappella polyphony and the lute.

Construction

Xanthe II poured vast amounts of money into new structures. She continued the work of her predecessors on the Skopelos Fortress and also started military improvements on the Lomisa Castle in Klow.

Military action

International relations under Xanthe II

East Fosia

Echia

Since Xanthe II's sister DUDETTE was Queen of Echia during most of Xanthe II's reign, relations were fairly good between the neighboring kingdoms. U/C

Empodia

Kandari Empire

Much of Xanthe II's reign was taken up by conflicts with the Kandari Empire, which was expanding at a rapid pace in the Near East.

Volisania

Bureaucratic reform and language policy

Xanthe II took several steps to mitigate the monopoly of Aetolian as the language of knowledge. In 1529, she opened the Treis Glósses Kollégio, or Royal College of Theodosia, following the recommendation of humanist Nikephoros Pachymeres. Students at the Royal College could study Mesogean, Hebrew and Lagashi, then Parani under Giannis Metochites beginning in 1538.

Religious policies

With the Dinarides having sided with the Petran Catholics during the Two Centuries War, religious relations with the Catholics in the Mesogean Sea were fairly stable until the end of the war in 1553.

Death

Image

Marriage and issue

Xanthe II married DUDE on 20 October 1496. The couple had two children, FF and FF.