The Despotate of Epirus (Medieval Greek: Δεσποτᾶτον τῆς Ἠπείρου) was one of the Greek successor states of the Byzantine Empire established in the aftermath of the Fourth Crusade in 1204 by a branch of the Angelos dynasty.
With the political fragmentation of the period, the term gave rise to several principalities termed "despotates" which were ruled either as independent states or as appanages by princes bearing the title of despot; most notably the Despotate of Epirus, the Despotate of the Morea and the Serbian Despotate .
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The Despotate o Epirus (Greek: Δεσποτάτο της Ηπείρου) wis ane o the Greek successor states o the Byzantine Empire established in the eftermath o the Fowert Crusade in 1204 bi a brainch o the Angelos dynasty.
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The Despotate of Epirus (Greek: Δεσποτάτο της Ηπείρου) was one of the successor states of the Byzantine Empire established in the aftermath of the Fourth Crusade in 1204 by a branch of the Angelos dynasty.
Byzantine Epirus: A Topography of Transformation—Settlements of the Seventh–Twelfth Centuries in Southern Epirus and Aetoloacarnania, Greece (engelsk). Leiden: Brill. Vocotopoulos, Panayotis L. «Church Architecture in the Despotate of Epirus: The Problem of Influences» (PDF). Winnifrith, Tom (2002).
Despotate of Epirus The Despotate of Arta ( Albanian : Despotati i Artës ) was a despotate established by Albanian rulers during the 14th century, after the defeat of the local Despot of Epirus, Nikephoros II Orsini , by Albania tribesmen in the Battle of Achelous in 1359 and ceased to exist in 1416, when it passed to Carlo I Tocco .
The Despotate of the Morea was created out of territory seized from the Frankish Principality of Achaea. This had been organized from former Byzantine territory after the Fourth Crusade (1204). In 1259, the Principality's ruler William II Villehardouin lost the Battle of Pelagonia against the Byzantine Emperor Michael VIII Palaeologus.
Despotatet Epirus (grekiska: Δεσποτάτο της Ηπείρου) var ett av tre riken som efterträdde Bysantinska riket. Det grundades efter det fjärde korståget 1204 och gjorde anspråk på att vara legitim arvtagare till Bysantinska riket, tillsammans med Kejsardömet Nicaea och Kejsardömet Trapezunt.