Princess of Achaea

This is a list of the princess consorts of Achaea, the consorts of the Princes of Achaea.

The Principality of Achaea had three princesses by their own rights: Isabella, Matilda, and Joan. Their husbands were not consorts. Maria II Zaccaria was princess consort and later reigning princess.

Princess consort of AchaeaEdit

House of Blois, 1205–1209Edit

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Princess Ceased to be Princess Death Spouse
  Eustachia of Courtenay Peter I of Courtenay
(Courtenay)
1162 1200 1205
husband's accession
1209
husband's death
6 April, after 1235 William of Champlitte

House of Villehardouin, 1209–1278Edit

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Princess Ceased to be Princess Death Spouse
  Elisabeth of Chappes Clarembaud IV de Chappes 1210
husband's accession
1218 after 1218 Geoffrey I of Villehardouin
  Agnes of Courtenay Peter II of Courtenay
(Courtenay)
1202 1217, after April 1228
husband's accession
1246
husband's death
after 1247 Geoffrey II of Villehardouin
Carintana dalle Carceri Rizzardo dalle Carceri, Lord of Oreos
(dalle Carceri)
before 1220 1246 1246
husband's accession
1255 William II of Villehardouin
Anna Komnene Doukaina Michael II Komnenos Doukas
(Komnenodoukai)
- 1258 1 May 1278
husband's death
4 November 1286

Capetian House of Anjou, 1278–1289Edit

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Princess Ceased to be Princess Death Spouse
  Margaret of Burgundy Odo, Count of Nevers
(Burgundy)
1250 18 November 1268 7 January 1285
husband's death
4 September 1308 Charles I of Naples
  Maria of Hungary Stephen V of Hungary
(Árpád)
1257 May/June 1270 7 January 1285
husband's ascession
1289
Achaea granted back to Isabella of Villehardouin
25 March 1323 Charles II of Naples

House of Villehardouin, 1289–1307Edit

Capetian House of Anjou, 1307–1313Edit

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Princess Ceased to be Princess Death Spouse
Thamar Angelina Komnene Nikephoros I Komnenos Doukas
(Komnenodoukai)
- 13 August 1294 5 May 1306
husband's bestowment
11 May 1307
House of Villehardouin relinquish claims
1309
repudiated
1311 Philip I of Taranto

House of Avesnes, 1313-1321Edit

After 1318 the title to Matilda's right to Achaea became disputed with Odo IV, Duke of Burgundy and Louis, Count of Clermont. She was stripped of her titles and hereditary rights after she wouldn't comply with her marriage to John of Gravina. Philip I of Taranto bestowed the title on John instead, bringing the title back into the Angevin inheritance, while Matilda verbally willed her right to her cousin James II of Majorca.

Capetian House of Anjou, 1321–1381Edit

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Princess Ceased to be Princess Death Spouse
  Agnes de Périgord Helie VII, Count of Périgord
(Talleyrand)
- 14 November 1321 1332
relinquish title in exchange for rights to the Kingdom of Albania
after 11 August 1343 John of Gravina
  Marie de Bourbon Louis I, Duke of Bourbon
(Bourbon)
1315 9 September 1347 10 September 1364
husband's death
1387 Robert of Taranto
  Maria of Calabria Charles, Duke of Calabria
(Anjou-Naples)
May 1329 April 1355 10 September 1364
husband's accession
20 May 1366 Philip II of Taranto
  Elizabeth of Slavonia Stephen, Duke of Slavonia
(Anjou-Hungary)
1352 20 October 1370 1373
husband relinquish title to Joan I of Naples
before 1380

House of Baux, 1381–1383Edit

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Princess Ceased to be Princess Death Spouse
  Agnes of Durazzo Charles, Duke of Durazzo
(Anjou-Durazzo)
1345 1382 7 July 1383
husband's death
15 July 1388 James of Baux

Capetian House of Anjou, 1383–1386Edit

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Princess Ceased to be Princess Death Spouse
  Margaret of Durazzo Charles, Duke of Durazzo
(Anjou-Durazzo)
28 July 1347 24 January 1369/70 7 July 1383
husband's coronation
24 February 1386
husband's death
6 August 1412 Charles III of Naples
  • Interregnum: At Charles III's death in 1386 the principality entered an interregnum where five pretenders claimed its throne, none having a strong enough claim to be considered a ruler until Peter of Saint Superan, leader of the Navarrese Company, declared himself Prince in 1396 with the blessing of Pope Urban VI, who claimed ownership of the principality since James of Baux's heirs had forfeited their rights to the Holy See.

Non-Dynastic, 1396-1402Edit

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Princess Ceased to be Princess Death Spouse
  Maria II Zaccaria Centurione I Zaccaria
(Zaccaria)
- - 1396
husband's accession
1402
husband's death and her own accession
1404 Pedro de San Superano

House of Zaccaria, 1396-1402Edit

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Princess Ceased to be Princess Death Spouse
  Creusa Tocco Leonardo II Tocco
(Tocco)
- - 1404
husband's accession
1432
husband's death
- Centurione II Zaccaria

Achaea was united with the Despotate of the Morea after the death of Centurione II Zaccaria.

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