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== Monastic life ==
In the seventh year of his reign (c. 893) , Theophano retired to a monastery in the [[Blachernae]] suburb of [[Constantinople]]. Theophano is considered particularly devoted to the church throughout her life. Whether her retirement was voluntary is left vague by both Theophanes and Symeon. Zoe replaced her in the palace and court life.
Theophano died in her monastery on 10 November, []. According to Theophanes, Leo and Zoe proceeded to marry at this point. Both Symeon and Theophanes agree that Zoe was only crowned Augusta following the death of her predecessor.
Theophano was sanctified by the [[Eastern Orthodox Church]] following her death. Her feast day is 16 December.
== Children ==