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From: "John Yohalem" <>
Subject: Re: Angelina de Grecia
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 1999 00:06:39 -0400
NiCubano wrote in message <>...
>Thank you Brant!
The capture of Bayezid "the Thunderbolt" was a major event in European
history -- he was about to conquer Constantinople, which instead held out
for another half century. Tamurlane is said to have kept the Sultan in a
cage until the poor man committed suicide. Tamerlane died abruptly in 1405,
as he was about to undertake the conquest of China, and his empire promptly
fell apart. This permitted the squabbling sons of Bayezid to put their
empire together again.
Legends that Bayezid had a daughter or other female companions along for the
ride, and that these ladies married Tamurlane or his sons, or had other
adventures, have filled European lore ever since, inspiring many a classic
tragedy and opera libretto.
There is no truth to any of them, and Angelina, Maria and Catalina are quite
Jean Coeur de Lapin