Princess of Achaea

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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 Achaea[edit]

House of Blois, 1205–1209[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Princess Ceased to be Princess Death Spouse
Blason Courtenay.svg 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, 1209–1278[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Princess Ceased to be Princess Death Spouse
Elizabeth Vill.jpg Elisabeth of Chappes Clarembaud IV de Chappes 1210
husband's accession
1218 after 1218 Geoffrey I of Villehardouin
Blason Courtenay.svg 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, Lady of Oreoi Rizzardo dalle Carceri, Lord of Oreoi
(dalle Carceri)
before 1220 1246 1246
husband's accession
1255 William II of Villehardouin
Doukas-Arms.svg Anna Komnene Doukaina Michael II Komnenos Doukas
(Komnenodoukai)
- 1258 1 May 1278
husband's death
4 November 1286

Capetian House of Anjou, 1278–1289[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Princess Ceased to be Princess Death Spouse
BeatrixProvensalska.jpg Beatrice of Provence Raymond Berenguer IV, Count of Provence
(Barcelona)
1234 31 January 1246 26 February 1266
husband's ascession
23 September 1267 Charles I of Sicily
Margaret of Burgundy, wife of Charles of Anjou.jpg Margaret of Burgundy Odo, Count of Nevers
(Burgundy)
1250 18 November 1268 7 January 1285
husband's death
4 September 1308
Marie Uhry neapol.jpg Maria of Hungary Stephen V of Hungary
(Árpád)
1257 May/June 1270 7 January 1285
husband's ascession
1289
Achaea granted back to the House of Villehardouin
25 March 1323 Charles II of Naples

House of Villehardouin, 1289–1307[edit]

Capetian House of Anjou, 1307–1313[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Princess Ceased to be Princess Death Spouse
Doukas-Arms.svg Thamar Angelina Komnene Michael II 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, 1313-1321[edit]

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, 1321–1381[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Princess Ceased to be Princess Death Spouse
Armoiries Périgord.png 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
Armoiries Bourbon Ancien.png Marie de Bourbon Louis I, Duke of Bourbon
(Bourbon)
1315 9 September 1347 10 September 1364
husband's death
1387 Robert of Taranto
Armoiries Anjou Calabre.png 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
Coa Hungary Country History Charles I 2 (1310-1342).svg 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, 1381–1383[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Princess Ceased to be Princess Death Spouse
Armoiries Anjou Durazzo.png 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, 1383–1386[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Princess Ceased to be Princess Death Spouse
Armoiries Anjou Durazzo.png 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, 1396-1402[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Princess Ceased to be Princess Death Spouse
Coa fam ITA zaccaria poma.jpg 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, 1396-1402[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Princess Ceased to be Princess Death Spouse
Tocco stemma.png 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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