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Pulcheria, Augusta 4 July 414 - July 453 A.D.
Sister of the emperor Theodosius II and wife of the emperor Marcinian, she was hailed as Augusta at 15 years old. Pulcheria was the true ruler of the Empire during her brother's reign from 414 to 450 A.D. It was under her influence that Theodosius II ordered the destruction of all pagan temples in the Mediterranean. At age 51, she selected Marcian as her husband to legitimize his rule, however she remained chaste. Her will left all her possession to the poor.