Thopia Zenevisi

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Thopia Zenevisi
Noble family Zenebishi
Father John Zenevisi
Mother daughter of Gjin Bua Spata
Born c. 1379[citation needed]
Died 1435

Depas or Thopia Zenevisi[a] (Albanian: Depë Zenebishi, c. 1379–1435) was an Albanian nobleman. The son of John Zenevisi, he had settled in his father's estate in Corfu after the conquest of Gjirokastër by the Ottoman Empire in 1418. He was called to lead the rebels in the area of Gjirokastër during the Albanian Revolt of 1432-1436 and was defeated by Turahan Bey in early 1433. He was captured and later executed.

Life[edit]

The son of John Zenevisi he had settled in his father's estate in Corfu after the conquest of Gjirokastër by the Ottoman Empire in 1418.[1] He was called to lead the rebels in the area of Gjirokastër during the Albanian Revolt of 1432-1436 and was defeated by Turahan Bey in early 1433.[1] He was captured and later executed.[1]

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Annotations[edit]

  1. ^ Chalkokondyles calls him "Depas".[1] In historiography, his name is mostly spelled Thopia Zenevisi. A common Albanian neologism[citation needed] is "Depë Zenebishi".

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Imber, Colin (1990). The Ottoman Empire, 1300-1481. Isis Press. pp. 114–5. ISBN 9789754280159. Retrieved 31 July 2012. Arianit's easy victory encouraged the Albanians of Gjirokaster to call on a lord whom Chalkokondylas calls "Depas", whose father the ... 

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