Teodor II Muzaka

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Theodore Musachi or Teodor II Muzaka or Musa Arbanas[1] was an Albanian despot who ruled the Principality of Berat.[2] According to the chronicle of Gjon Muzaka (not very reliable primary source) Teodor II Muzaka participated in the Battle of Kosovo in 1389 together with Prince Marko.[3] Participation of Teodor II Muzaka and Prince Marko is later widely disputed. Teodor II Muzaka actually was in territorial dispute over Kostur with Prince Marko and because this dispute he was commemorated in Serbian epic poetry as Musa Kesedžija.[4]

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  1. ^ Studia Albanica. L'Institut. 1989. p. 90. Theodore Korona Muzaka (Theodore III Muzaka), un neveu, descendant direct de Gjin Muzaka et des freres de Theodore II Muzaka (Musa Arbanasi), qui selon 
  2. ^ "1515 | John Musachi: Brief Chronicle on the Descendants of our Musachi Dynasty". Albanianhistory.net. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  3. ^ "1515 | John Musachi: Brief Chronicle on the Descendants of our Musachi Dynasty". Albanianhistory.net. Retrieved 2012-02-13. Lazar (6), the Despot of Serbia, and King Marko of Bulgaria and Theodore Musachi, the second-born of our family, and the other Lords of Albania united and set off for battle, which the Christians lost (7). 
  4. ^ Popović 1988, p. 164

    Musa the Robber underwent a process of merging several historical persons...a member of Albanian noble family of Musaki who was a contemporary of Prince Marko, Prince Musa, a son of sultan Bayazet, Musa (or Moysie)...

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