Theodore Bua

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Theodore Bua, or Theodore Bouas (Greek: Θεόδωρος Μπούας), was a 15th-century Greek military leader from Albania who served as a captain of the stradioti of the Republic of Venice.[1][2]

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When the Ottomans and the Venetians made peace in 1479 (Treaty of Constantinople), Theodore Bouas left the Venetian army and joined the revolt of Krokodeilos Kladas in the Peloponnese (called Morea).[1][2] The Venetian official Bartolomeo Minio recorded an event where the Venetian commander of Nafplio sent a group of stratioti against Bouas and Mexa Busichi but the soldiers did not attack because they were compatriots.[3] The rebellion failed after both leaders ended their alliance.[2] Afterwards, Bouas returned to Venetian territory but was jailed in Monemvasia.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Trombley 2009, p. 270: "Kladas attracted support from the pro-Venetian Greek militia of Nauplion, who were nominally under Venetian control, and whose Greek commander Theodore Bouas marched across the Peloponnesos to join Kladas."
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Setton 1978, pp. 328–329.
  3. Sathas 1885, p. 159; see also Bartolomeo Minio's Dispacci al Senato e ad Altri.

Sources[change | change source]

  • Sathas, Konstantinos N. (1885). Μνημεία Ελληνικής Ιστορίας: Documents inédites rélatifs à l'histoire de la Grèce au moyen âge. Vol. 6. Paris: Maissoneuve Frère et Ch. Leclerc.
  • Setton, Kenneth M. (1978). The Papacy and the Levant, Vol. 1. Philadelphia, PA: American Philosophical Society. ISBN 978-960-98903-5-9.
  • Trombley, Frank (2009). "The Fall of Constantinople in 1453 and Late Medieval Greek Culture: The Experience of Defeat". Groniek Historisch Tijdschrift. 184: 267‒284.