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From: (Jack Straw)
Subject: Re: Byzantine succession
Date: 11 Feb 2003 11:31:52 -0800
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"Pierre Aronax" <> wrote in message news:<3e48d34d$0$6291$>...
> "Jack Straw" <> a écrit dans le message de news:
> ...
> > (Andrey Frizyuk) wrote in message
> news:<>...
> >
> >
> > > Two other nieces, Helene and Zoe, were married to Serbian duke Lazar
> > > Brankovic and Ivan III of Moscow, respectively. I have no idea who
> > > might be an heir of the Serbian claim, but the Muscovite claim passed
> > > to Jagiellons with the marriage of Zoe's daughter Helene to Grand
> > > Prince Alexander of Lithuania.
> > >
> >
> > Lazar Brankovic (1421-58) and Helene Palaiologina had three daughters:
> > 1) Maria (1447-99) was married to the last King of Bosnia but had no
> > kids; 2) Irene was married to Giovanni Castriota, duca di San Pietro;
> > 3) Milica was married in 1463 (Dubrovnik) to Leonardo Tocco, count of
> > Cephalonia and Leucadia. Any ideas about their posterity?
>
> They had a son, Carlo III Tocco (+ 1518), titular despot of Romania and
> titular count of Cephalonia and duke of Leucadia, himself ancestor of the
> dukes of Apice and princes of Montemileto in the Kingdom of Naples, extinct
> in the male line in the 19th century. As I said previously, they made some
> claim to the imperial succession, at least heraldicaly.
>

Extinct in the male line, eh? Still they have some living descendants
who have the best claim to the imperial succession.


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