Komnen Arianiti

Komnen Arianiti (fl. 1392–1407) was an Albanian nobleman of the Arianiti family, who held an area in central Albania around Durrës. His son Gjergj became a prominent leader of the Ottoman-Albanian wars.

Komnen Arianiti
BornCentral Albania
Noble familyArianiti
Issue
Gjergj, Muzakë and Vladan
OccupationVassal of the Republic of Venice

LifeEdit

The Albanian Academy treats him as the same person as Comin Spata (Albanian: Komin Spata),[1] who was mentioned between 1392 and 1407.[2] That name appears in the Venetian archives. Gjergj Arianiti was also mentioned in contemporary documents as Aranit Spata.[verification needed] It is unclear whether the Arianiti adopted the name through intermarriage with the Spata family of central Albania or as a toponymic derived from the region of Shpat, which they held in the Middle Ages.[3] Unclear is also his relation to the Komnenos dynasty; he may have descended from a paternal female ancestor who belonged to that imperial family and lived in the early-to-mid 13th century, or adopted the name as other Arianiti kinsmen had in order to strengthen his claims.[4]

His domains are mentioned in contemporary Venetian sources as areas located in the vicinity of Durazzo (Durrës) (in partibus Durrachii).[5]

FamilyEdit

Arianiti was married to a daughter of Nikollë Zaharia.[6] His three sons were Gjergj, Muzakë (father of Moisi Golemi) and Vladan.[5] His daughter was married to Niketa Thopia (according to Dhimitër Shuteriqi[5]) or Pal Dukagjini (according to Skënder Anamali[7]).

ReferencesEdit

Notes
  1. ^ Akademia e Shkencave, Instituti i Historisë, 1967, p. 68

    Pra, të paktën që nga Komin Spata, kjo derë e madhe feudale e Shqipërisë së mesme e ka shtrirë pushtetin më në perëndim, duke u nisur nga zotërimet që kishte në viset e Polis-Quksit e të Mokrës, ku- fitare me Shpatin e me Vërçën e sotme.

  2. ^ Studime historike. Akademia e Shkencave, Instituti i Historisë. 1967. p. 60. T'anë e Gj. Aranitit, ne e kemi indentifikuar me një Comin Spata të viteve 1392-1407, jo vetëm sepse ky mban dy emra që i kanë pasur të vetët Aranitët, po edhe sepse sundon në Shqipëri të mesme. Bu- rimet venedikase atë e vendosin në ...
  3. ^ Shuteriqi 2012, pp. 44–48
  4. ^ Shuteriqi 2012, pp. 29–37
  5. ^ a b c Shuteriqi 2012, pp. 97
  6. ^ Shuteriqi 2012, p. 57
  7. ^ Anamali, Skënder (2002), Historia e popullit shqiptar në katër vëllime (in Albanian), I, Botimet Toena, pp. 255–257, OCLC 52411919
  8. ^ Fan Stylian Noli (1947). George Castroiti Scanderbeg (1405-1468). International Universities Press. p. 189. Angelina with Vladan Araniti
  9. ^ Johann Samuel Ersch (1868). Allgemeine encyclopädie der wissenschaften und künste in alphabetischer folge von genannten schrifts bearbeitet und herausgegeben von J. S. Ersch und J. G. Gruber ... J. f. Gleditsch. p. 123. Angelina den Vladin Arianites KomnenoS, deS „Großen" Bruder
Sources
  • Shuteriqi, Dhimitër (2012). Zana Prela (ed.). Aranitët: Historia- Gjenealogjia-Zotërimet. Toena. ISBN 978-99943-1-729-5.