Helena Thopia
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Helena Thopia
Helena Thopia
Lady of Krujë (First reign)
Reign1388 - 1392 (First reign)
PredecessorKarl Thopia
SuccessorNiketa Thopia
Lady of Krujë (Second reign, with Konstantin Bal?i?, Ottoman vassal)
Reign1394 - 1402
PredecessorNiketa Thopia
SuccessorHerself
Lady of Krujë (Second reign, Ottoman vassal)
Reign1402 - 1403
PredecessorHerself
SuccessorNiketa Thopia
Spouse(s)Marco Barbarigo (1st), Konstantin Bal?i? (2nd)
IssueStefan Maramonte
HouseThopia family
FatherKarl Thopia

Helena Thopia (fl. 1388-1403) was an Albanian princess of the Thopia family who held the Krujë region as sovereign lady for two terms; 1388-1392 and 1394-1403.

Life

She was married to Marco Barbarigo, a Venetian nobleman. After the death of her father, Karl Topia, in 1388, she inherited the castle of Krujë and the surrounding region. In 1392 as a result of the hostilities between her husband and the Venetian forces, her cousin, Niketa Thopia, a Venice loyal, attacked the city of Krujë and forced them to find refuge among the Bal?i? family.

In 1394 Konstantin Bal?i?, who was appointed by the Ottomans to govern Krujë, married her. Konstantin ruled as an Ottoman vassal and was killed in 1402. In 1403 Niketa Thopia captured the castle from Helena.[1] After Konstantin's death Helena and their son Stefan first went to Venice and then lived with her sister Maria.

Issue

She married Marco Barbarigo, and then Konstantin Bal?i? in 1394. She had a son with Konstantin, Stefan Maramonte.

See also

References

  1. ^ Anamali, Skënder and Prifti, Kristaq. Historia e popullit shqiptar në katër vëllime. Botimet Toena, 2002, ISBN 99927-1-622-3 pp. 251-252
Preceded by
Karl Topia
as Prince of Albania
Lady of Krujë
1388-92
Served alongside: Marco Barbarigo di Croia
Succeeded by
Niketa Thopia
as Lord
Preceded by
Konstantin Bal?i?
Lady of Krujë
1394-1403
Served alongside: Konstantin Bal?i? (1402+)
Succeeded by
Niketa Thopia
as Lord

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