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Theodoros is known to have been married to Bartolomea Acciaiuoli, daughter of Nerio Acciaiuoli of Corinth and Athens. It will be recalled that Chalkokondyles said she was one of the most beautiful women of the age. She may have been, but there is no reason to rely completely on Chalkokondyles, as he also said that Nerio left Corinth to Theodoros. Nerio did not. At Nerio's death in 1394 he forgave the 5000 ducats Theodoros owed him, but left essentially everything to his other daughter Francesca who was married to Carlo Tocco. Carlo Tocco took possession of Corinth. Theodoros went to war for Corinth, and eventually gained possession. Nothing is known of what happened to Bartolomea, but she probably died after 1396.
Theodoros died of gout in June 1407. Manuel II went to Mistra immediately and created his young son Theodoros Despot. Manuel and his brother had him in Mistra already, so there would be no doubt about the inheritance. Manuel's long funeral hagiography for Theodoros never mentions any marriages or children.
The second wife appears in a Venetian document of 1412, five years after Theodoros died. In it, a judge on Rhodes appoints a procurator to act on her behalf to collect money owed her there. This is how she is described: "illustrissima principissa et domina domina Caterina Palaiologina, relicta bone memorie serenissimi principis et domini domini Th. despotis Amoree . . . (by the) most illustrious princess and lady, Lady Caterina Palaiologina, widow of the prince and lord, Lord Theodoros, Despot of the Morea of good memory." That is all we have, but the combined Rhodian and Venetian legal systems were not likely to have invented an imperial wife.