Constantine Chabaron

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Constantine Chabaron (Greek: Κωνσταντῖνος Χαβάρων; fl. 1256/7–59) was an official and provincial governor for the Empire of Nicaea.

He was a confidante of Emperor Theodore II Laskaris, and was appointed by him governor of the region of Arbanon, in modern central Albania.[1] In 1256/7 he was seduced, however, by Maria Sphrantzaina, the widowed sister-in-law of the Despot of Epirus, Michael II Komnenos Doukas. Chabaron married Maria and defected to the Epirote ruler, only to be imprisoned at Kanina.[1][2] In 1259, Emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos sent Theodore Philes to achieve the release of Chabaron. Nothing further is known of him, but his wife remarried in 1266.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c PLP, 30334. Χαβάρων Κωνσταντῖνος.
  2. ^ a b PLP, 27269. <Σφράντζαινα> Μαρία.


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