Lordship of Berat

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Lordship of Berat

by 1396–1417
Common languagesAlbanian
Eastern Orthodox
Historical eraMedieval
• Capture by Muzaka family
by 1396
• Ottoman capture
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Sanjak of Albania
Sanjak of Albania

The Lordship of Berat was a county created by despot Andrea II Muzaka of the Muzaka noble family with its capital at Berat. In 1385, during the Battle of Savra, the Ottomans captured Berat from Balša II, together with Kroje and Ulcinj. They soon retreated from all of those towns keeping only Castoria under their permanent control.[1] Some sources explain that Ottomans probably remained in Berat with intention to use it as foothold to capture Valona.[2] By 1396 Muzaka family took over control of Berat.[3] In 1417 Berat became a part of the Ottoman Empire.[4]

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  1. ^ Pitcher, Donald Edgar (1968). An Historical Geography of the Ottoman Empire: From Earliest Times to the End of the Sixteenth Century. Brill Archive. p. 45. GGKEY:4CFA3RCNXRP.
  2. ^ Gibbons, Herbert Adam (21 August 2013). The Foundation of the Ottoman Empire: A History of the Osmanlis Up To the Death of Bayezid I 1300-1403. Routledge. p. 159. ISBN 978-1-135-02982-1.
  3. ^ Fine, John V. A.; Fine, John Van Antwerp (1994). The Late Medieval Balkans: A Critical Survey from the Late Twelfth Century to the Ottoman Conquest. University of Michigan Press. p. 391. ISBN 0-472-08260-4. ...in 1396. By this time the family of Musachi had gained control of Berat.
  4. ^ Kiel, Machiel (1990). Ottoman architecture in Albania, 1385-1912. Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture. p. 48. ISBN 978-92-9063-330-3. In 1417, Berat became part of the Ottoman Empire when this strong city succumbed to a surprise attack.