Agnes of Durazzo

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Agnes of Durazzo (1345 – 15 July 1388) was the wife of James of Baux, titular Latin Emperor of Constantinople. She was the last woman to claim the title of empress of the Latin Empire.

Agnes was the second daughter of Charles, Duke of Durazzo and Maria of Calabria.[1] She first married Cansignorio della Scala. Cansignorio was a younger brother and nominal co-ruler of Cangrande II della Scala, Lord of Verona. In 1359, Cansignorio assassinated his older brother and succeeded him. His younger brother Paolo Alboino della Scala became his co-ruler until 1365.[2] On 10 October 1375, Cansignorio died, presumed to have been poisoned. Their marriage was childless.[2]

On 16 September 1382, Agnes married her second husband, James of Baux. He was the claimant to the throne of the Latin Empire since 1374. Her brother-in-law, Charles III of Naples, granted her Corfu as part of her dowry.[3] Their marriage was short-lived. On 7 July 1383, James died in Taranto. She survived him by five years but never remarried.[4]

Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Elisabeth of Slavonia
— TITULAR —
Latin Empress consort of Constantinople
1382–1383
Reason for succession failure:
Conquest by Empire of Nicaea in 1261
Succeeded by
None

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cawley, Charles, Profile of Charles, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, retrieved August 2012 ,[better source needed]
  2. ^ a b Marek, Miroslav. "List of descendants of Alboino I della Scala, including Cansignorio". Genealogy.EU. [self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ Mihail-Dimitri Sturdza, Dictionnaire historique et Généalogique des grandes familles de Grèce, d'Albanie et de Constantinople (1983), p. 505.
  4. ^ Cawley, Charles, Profile of Louis I and Marie, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, retrieved August 2012 ,[better source needed]

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