Stephen of Durazzo


Stephen of Durazzo

Stephen of Durazzo (born Stefano di Durazzo, later known as Estêvão de Nápoles in Portugal) (c.1320-1380) was an Italian nobleman and warrior, the youngest son of John, Duke of Durazzo, ruler of the Kingdom of Albania, and his wife Agnés de Périgord. He was a grandson of king Charles II of Naples. He moved to Portugal as a crusader, having fought the Moors alongside his cousin king Afonso IV of Portugal at the battle of Salado, as mentioned in Duarte Nunes de Leão's "Chronicles of the Kings of Portugal". Known in Portugal as Estêvão de Nápoles ("Stephen of Naples"), he gave origin to the Portuguese family Nápoles, a branch of the royal Capetian House of Anjou, of the kings of Naples.

Marriage and children

Stephen of Durazzo is known to have married in Portugal, but his wife's name is not known. His only (known) son was Leonardo Estêvão de Nápoles, although an unnamed daughter is sometimes referred.

See also

*Nápoles
*Duke of Durazzo
*Capetian House of Anjou

References

*Pereira Marques, António Augusto. "Os Senhores das Honras de Molelos e o Asilo da Folhadosa". Guarda, 1953; pp. 6-8.
*Nunes de Leão, Duarte. "Crónicas dos Reis de Portugal". Edited by M. Lopes de Almeida, Porto, Lello & Irmão, 1975. p. 265


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