Antonio i Acciaioli

Antonio i Acciaioli

Antonio I Acciaioli was the illegitimate son of Nerio I Acciaioli and in 1405, after conflict with other local leaders, he became the leader of Athens.

Antonio I Acciaioli accomplished the recognition of his State by the Venetians, while at the same time developed relations with Florence, the Byzantine Empire and the Ottoman Empire.

His time of rule is characterized as a period of prosperity for the city since Antonio I Acciaioli strengthened commerce and the reconstruction of Athens. At the same time, he allowed the Greeks to participate in the Administration and all official documents were written in the Greek language. He died in 1435.

▶︎ Antonio i Acciaioli
▶︎ Walter V of Brienne
▶︎ Michael Choniates
▶︎ Nerio Acciaioli
▶︎ Otto de la Roche


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