Benedetto III Zaccaria
Benedetto III was the son of Benedetto II Zaccaria, and succeeded him in Chios and other lands in the Aegean Sea together with his brother Martino. In 1318 the latter forced him to retire, in exchange of a pension. Benedetto asked help to the Byzantine emperor, Andronikos III Palaiologos. In 1329 Martin was declared deposed, and captured by an imperial fleet of 105 ships sent to Chios.
Benedetto was appointed as imperial prefect of the island. However, after he died childless the island was annexed to the Byzantine Empire. Phocaea was recaptured by the Byzantines in 1334.
Benedetto had married Ginevra Doria, daughter of Corrado Doria.
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- Cawley, Charles, Medieval Lands Project: Latin Lordships of Greece — Chios, Zaccaria, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, retrieved August 2012,[better source needed].
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(Jointly with Martino Zaccaria until 1329)
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