Jakup Bua Shpata

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Jakub (Yakub) Bua Shpata i njohur ne shqipe si Jakup Bue Shpata (gjithashtu italisht) Jacob Bova Spata ka qene nje princ shqiptar Despot i Artës.[1] Ai ka qene pjes e e familjes fisnike Shpata .[2] Ai ishte Despoti i fundit shqiptar i Despotatit te Artes. He reigned as the head of the Despotate until the loss of Arta in 4 October 1416 from Carlo I Tocco. He served after his brother Muriq Bua Shpata. He was the last prince of the Shpata's Reign, and was the first Albanian muslim ruler of the despotate of Arta. Jakub Shpata Died and many of his soldiers in 1416 in a battlefield against the Toccos[3]

Lufta me Carlo Tocco[redakto | redakto tekstin burimor]

Carlo controlled several fortresses on the mainland, including Argyrocastron. He was invited as the successor of his uncle Esau de' Buondelmonti in Ioannina after the rejection of the latter's widow and son in February 1411. Nevertheless, he had to overcome the determined opposition of the Albanian clans, and in particular of Despot Jakub Bua Shpata of Arta.

In spite of Jakob Shpata's victory over Carlo in 1412, the Albanians failed to take Ioannina. On the contrary, not long after Muriq Shpata died, and Jakob was killed in battle in 1416, Carlo advanced on Arta and obtained its surrender in 1416. Arta was entrusted to Carlo's younger brother Leonardo II, and now the Tocchi controlled all major towns in Epirus. In 1415 he was granted the title despotes by the Byzantine Emperor Manuel II Palaiologos. Apart from his conflict with the Byzantine rulers of Morea (the Peloponnese) over Elis, Carlo spent the remainder of his reign in relative peace.

Referenca[redakto | redakto tekstin burimor]

  1. ^ Encyclopedia Britannica "Ai (Stefan Dusan) qe i afte te to assert Serbian control over northern Epirus and fought with the Albanian lords of Arta (Ghin Bua Spata and Peter Ljoša) in the south"
  2. ^ The Albanians: An Ethnic History from Prehistoric Times to the Present. Edwin E. Jacques. P. 166 ISBN 0899509320
  3. ^ "History of Albanian People" Albanian Academy of Science.ISBN 99927-1-623-1
Parardhësi 
Muriq Shpata
 Despot of Arta 
1415–1416
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Post abolished