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  Principality_of_achaea info here at en.1930-fashion.info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
It became a vassal of the Kingdom of Thessalonica, on with the Duchy of Athens, Thessalonica was captured by Theodore, the despot of Epirus, in 1224.
Achaea came dressed by the supervision of Italian nobles, who held on to the decreasing territory for addition century before it was conquered by Thomas Palaeologus, the Byzantine despot of Morea, in 1432.
Principality of Achaea The feudal rivalry of Morea (1307-1383)
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 Achaea - LoveToKnow 1911
ACHAEA, a district on the northern coast of the Peloponnese, stretching from the mountain ranges of Erymanthus and Cyllene on the S. to a narrow strip of fertile land on the N., bordering the Corinthian Gulf, into which the mountain Panachaicus projects.
Achaea is bounded on the W. by the territory of Elis, on the E. by that of Sicyon, which, however, was sometimes included in it.
Another Achaea, in the south of Thessaly, called sometimes Achaea Phthiotis, has been supposed to be the cradle of the race.
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 f. The Byzantine Empire. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
The European territories of the earlier empire were divided between the Greek despotate of Epirus and the Greek duchy of Neopatras (Thessaly, Locris), the Latin duchy of Athens, the Latin principality of Achaea, and the Venetian duchy of the Archipelago.
Michael II of Epirus was forced to recognize the suzerainty of the Constantinople emperor.
The death of William of Villehardouin, prince of Achaea, gave the Greeks an opportunity to expand their holding in the southeastern part.
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 Despotate of Epirus - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Theodore II Lascaris allied with Michael and their children, betrothed by John years before, finally married in 1256, with Theodore receiving Dyrrhachium in return.
Michael considered Epirus a vassal state, although Michael II and Nicephorus continued to ally with the Princes of Achaea and the Dukes of Athens.
Nicephorus, however, was convinced to ally with Charles II of Naples in 1292, although Charles was defeated by Andronicus' fleet.
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Emperor Theodore II Laskaris allied with Michael II and their children, betrothed by John years before, finally married in 1256, with Theodore receiving Dyrrhachium in return.
Michael considered Epirus a vassal state, although Michael II and Nikephoros continued to ally with the Princes of Achaea and the Dukes of Athens.
Nikephoros, however, was persuaded to ally with Charles II of Naples in 1292, although Charles was defeated by Andronikos's fleet.
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 Michael II Komnenos Doukas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Michael II secured the support of local notables by marrying Theodora Petraliphaina, and established a close relationship with the Empire of Nicaea.
The troops of the three allies overran the Nicaean possessions in Macedonia and in 1259 prepared to fight the Nicaean army led by John Palaiologos, a brother of Emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos, on the plain of Pelagonia.
When Michael II died in or shortly before 1268, his domains were split between his sons Nikephoros I Komnenos Doukas of Epirus and John I Doukas of Thessaly.
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 Treaty of Viterbo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Treaty or Treaties of Viterbo was a pair of agreements made by Charles I of Sicily with Baldwin II of Constantinople and William II Villehardouin, Prince of Achaea, in May 1267, which transferred much of the rights to the Latin Empire from Baldwin to Charles.
The proposed marriage of William's elder daughter Isabelle with the Byzantine emperor's son Andronikos was to be broken off, and she was to marry Charles' son Philip.
William, somewhat reluctantly, agreed, and the treaty was confirmed on May 24, 1267.
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 Michael VIII Palaeologus - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
A few days after the death of Emperor Theodore II Doukas Laskaris in 1259, Michael Palaiologos replaced the influential bureaucrat George Mouzalon (when the latter was murdered), becoming joint guardian for the eight-year old Emperor John IV Doukas Laskaris together with the patriarch Arsenios.
In 1259 Michael VIII had defeated the alliance of William II Villehardouin, Prince of Achaea, and Michael II of Epirus at the Battle of Pelagonia.
By the terms of the treaties, William II was obliged to cede Mistra, Monemvasia and Maina in the Morea to the Byzantines.
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 William II of Villehardouin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
William II Villehardouin, (Guillaume II de Villehardouin) (died May 1, 1278) was the last Villehardouin prince of Achaea and ruled the principality at the height of its power and influence.
William had now lost all of his previous power, as had his former lord, Baldwin II of Constantinople, whose Latin Empire was lost with the Byzantine restoration.
William and Baldwin both acknowledged Charles of Anjou as lord of Achaea under the Treaty of Viterbo in 1267; Charles had earlier defeated and killed William's old ally Manfred.
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 The Periphery of Francia: Spain, Britain, Eastern Europe, & Scandinavia
Teobaldo II The marriage of Blanca of Navarre to Theobald of Champagne means that for a while the Counts of Champagne become the Kings of Navarre.
The failure of male heirs to William the Conqueror's line resulted in some conflict, until Henry (II) of Anjou was firmly in place as the first of the Plantagenets.
William of Orange, husband of Mary, landed with a Dutch Army, the British Army went over to him, and James fled -- a bloodless transaction consequently called the "Glorious Revolution." Finding Catholic sympathy and support in Ireland (and, of course, from France), James was finally defeated at the Battle of the Boyne in 1689.
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 Principality of Achaea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Achaea came under the control of Italian nobles, who held on to the decreasing territory for another century before it was conquered by Thomas Palaeologus, the Byzantine despot of Morea, in 1432.
In 1373 Philip II transferred his rights to his cousin, overlord and former sister-in-law Queen Joan I of Naples, whose third husband James IV of Majorca, when he died in 1375, left her his own claim to the principality, at which point she became more or less uncontested Princess of Achaea.
In 1383, Achaea was annexed by Charles III of Naples, successor and murderer of Queen Joan of Naples, who was the grandson of John of Durazzo, and James of Baux was driven away.
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 Informat.io on Despotate Of Epirus
The Despotate was founded in 1205 by Michael I Ducas, cousin of the Byzantine emperors Isaac II Angelus and Alexius III Angelus.
At first, Michael allied with Boniface of Montferrat, but having lost Morea (Peloponnese) to the Franks at the battle of the Olive Grove of Koundouros, he went to Epirus, where he considered himself the Byzantine governor of the old province of Nicopolis and revolted against Boniface.
Under Andronicus II Palaeologus, Nicephorus renewed the alliance with Constantinople.
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William II : The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language [home, ]
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 Crusader States, Kings of Jerusalem & Cyprus, Templars, Hospitallers, Israel, etc.
William had been captured by John, brother of the Emperor Michael VIII Palaeologus, in 1259 and was ransomed with the cession of Laconia to the Romans in 1261 (beginning the Despotate of the Morea).
At the death of Isabella, Philip II of Taranto, a son of Charles II was then able to set aside her second husband, Philip of Savoy, and her daughter, Matilda, and return Achaea to the Anjevians.
This genealogy of the Anjevians duplicates the genealogy of the Latin Emperors from Baldwin II onward.
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 Morea - The real meaning from Timesharetalk wikipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
After the conquest of Constantinople by the forces of the Fourth Crusade (1204), two groups of Franks undertook the occupation of the Morea.
The most important prince in the Morea was Guillaume II de Villehardouin (1246–1278), who fortified Mistra (Mystras) near the site of Sparta in 1249.
After losing the Battle of Pelagonia (1259) against the Byzantine Emperor Michael VIII Palaeologus, Guillaume was forced to ransom himself by giving up most of the eastern part of Morea and his newly built strongholds.
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 Sparta - Crystalinks
In 449 BCE the war was ended by a five years' truce, but after Athens had lost her mainland empire by the battle of Coronea and the revolt of Megara a thirty years' peace was concluded, probably in the winter 446-445 BCE.
This may be to a certain extent regarded as a contest between Ionians and Dorians; it may with greater truth be called a struggle between the democratic and oligarchic principles of government; but at bottom its cause was neither racial nor constitutional, but economic.
She did, indeed, join with Athens and Achaea in 353 BCE to prevent Philip II of Macedon passing Thermopylae and entering Phocis, but beyond this she took no part in the struggle of Greece with the new power which had sprung up on her northern borders.
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 The Peloponessus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The mountainous and broken landmass in southern Greece, defined by the Gulf of Corinth to the north, the Ionian Sea to the west, and the Aegean Sea to the east.
The current capital of Achaea nomos, located along the north shore of the Pelopenessus, at the entrance to the Gulf of Corinth.
A Barony under the Princes of Achaea in the 13th century, William II sold the town to the pope and he gave it to the latin archbishop of Patras.
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Emperor Theodore II Laskaris allied with Michael II 'n their children, betrothed by John senility before, for good married in 1256, with Theodore receiving Dyrrhachium in return.
Michael Epirus a vassal state, notwithstanding Michael II 'n Nikephoros continued to ally with the Princes of Achaea 'n the Dukes of Athens.
Nikephoros, however, was persuaded to ally with Charles II of Naples in 1292, notwithstanding Charles was defeated by Andronikos's fleet.
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 Despotate of Epirus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Despotate was founded in 1205 by Michael Komnenos Doukas, a cousin of the Byzantine emperors Isaac II Angelos and Alexios III Angelos.
Theodore's younger son Demetrios Angelos Doukas lost Thessalonica to Nicaea in 1246 and Michael II of Epirus allied with the Latins against the Nicaeans.
Michael considered Epirus a vassal state, although Michael II and Nikephoros continued to ally with the Princes of Achaea and the Dukes of Athens.
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 Tobias, son of Vincentius - in the name of my father
The Bulgarians were completely defeated by Basil II in 1014.
Constantinople was initially not considered worth the effort of conquest, but with the advent of cannons, the walls, which had been impenetrable except by the Crusaders for over 1000 years, no longer offered protection from the Ottomans.
Mehmed II also conquered Mistra in 1460 and Trebizond in 1461.
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 Peloponnesus: History
The chief ancient divisions of the Peloponnesus were Elis, Achaea, Argolis, and the city-state of
After the death (1278) of William of Villehardouin, the last prince, the principality passed first to the Angevin dynasty of Naples (by marriage), later to various nobles, and in 1383 to a body of Navarrese soldier-adventurers.
Their triumph, however, was short-lived, for by 1460 Sultan Muhammad II had conquered the peninsula and annexed it to the Ottoman Empire.
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 Roman Emperors - DIR Constans I
Shortly before his father's death, Constans' engagement to Olympias, the daughter of the Praetorian Prefect Ablabius, was announced; although the match was never solemnized because of political reasons.
Together with Constantius II he issued (or perhaps re-issued) a ban against pagan sacrifice in 341.
In fact, it is due to his request that the Council of Serdica was called to deal with the ecclesiastical squabble between Athanasius of Alexandria and Paul of Constantinople on one side and the Arian faction on the other.
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 A-Z-jonathan-Riley-Smith.html
Achaea, principality 111, 131, 291, 306; and Angevins 299-302, 303-4, 313, 316-17, 321; court 131; and despots of Morea 299, 302, 310-11; and Knights Hospitallers 301-2, 336
Henry II of Cyprus and Jerusalem (1285-1324) 137, 293-4, 313; and Crusade treatise 259
Isabella II of Jerusalem, and Frederick II 133
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 Mystras - Gurupedia
Mystras became the seat of the Latin Despotate of Morea, a vassal state of the Latin Principality of Achaea, established in 1205 after the conquest of Constantinople during the Fourth Crusade.
Prince William II Villehardouin, a grand-nephew of the Fourth Crusade historian Geoffrey of Villehardouin, built a palace there in 1249.
Under the despot Theodore it became the second most important city in the empire after Constantinople, and William II's palace became the second residence of the emperors.
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 Principality of Achaea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Byzantine pronoia system was also adapted to fit Western feudalism; peasants (''paroikoi'') technically owned their land, but military duties and taxes that they had not been subject to under the pronoia system were imposed on them by their new French lords.
1383 to 1386 Charles II of Hungary '''Charles'''
Self-proclaimed Prince of Achaea '''Pedro Bordo de San Superano'''
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 Acheiropoietos Jesus Images in Constantinople:  the Documentary Evidence
In the wake of the Fourth Crusade large portions of Greece fell into the hands of or were awarded to western knights as fiefs from the Latin Byzantine Emperor Baldwin of Flanders and later from his brother Henry.
Thus Boniface of Montferrat occupied the Kingdom of Thessalonika; William of Champlitte and later Geoffrey of Villehardouin, nephew of Guillaume de Villehardouin the historian, controlled the Morea (Peloponnese) as Prince of Achaea; and Othon de La Roche became Lord of Athens, to which Thebes was later added.
Michael and his brother, Theodore, were nephews of Isaac II Angelus, one of three Byzantine Emperors who were deposed during the Fourth Crusade.
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 Apolyton Civilization Site: Civilization II Section
Now Prussian king William I has used his new army to invade the traditional power of France.
In 1580, Philip II is at the height of his power for he rules over the most extensive empire the world has ever known.
However other European powers are intent on stopping all that splendor: England is hungry for glory, France has quite a few outrages to settle, the Low Contries cry for liberty, Italy grows weary of interferences...
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