Despot

Despot may refer to:

  • Despot (court title), a Byzantine court title
  • Despotism, a form of government in which power is concentrated in the hands of an individual or a small group

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Medieval Serbian Army - History - 15th Century
... Stefan Lazarević was granted the title of Despot by the Byzantine Emperor, and he ceased to be an Ottoman vassal in 1402 ... He ruled Serbia as Despot from 1402 to 1427 ... Despot Đurađ Branković who ruled Serbia from 1427 to 1456, constructed the Smederevo Fortress, which was the largest medieval lowland type of fortress in Europe ...
Despot - People
... Despot voda or Ioan Iacob Heraclit (1511–1563), a prince in Moldavia George Despot (1927–1991), a Shreveport businessman Veljko Despot (born 1948), a Croatian ...
Principality Of Gjirokastër - Rivalry With The Despotate of Epirus
... married with Irene, the daughter of Gjin Bua Shpata, Despot of Arta ... and the brother-in-law of the wife of Esau de' Buondelmonti, Despot of Epirus ... In 1412, Zenebishi allied with the Despot of Arta, Maurice Shpata, and defeated the army of Carlo I Tocco, who had some months earlier taken possession of Janina ...
Michael Kantakouzenos - Despot
... Michael Kantakouzenos died in 1316 ... He was survived by his son, John, who became emperor in 1347 ...
Constantine Of Kostenets - Biography of Despot Stefan Lazarević
... After Despot Stefan's death in 1427, the Serbian Patriarch Nikon ordered Constantine to write the Despot's biography ... literature because it contains not only facts about the Despot's life, but also geographic information and thorough descriptions of numerous historical events ... The Biography of Despot Stefan Lazarević (Житија деспота Стефана Лазаревића) begins with a geographic description of Serbia's natural beauties, going on to describe its residents ...

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    Idealism is the despot of thought, just as politics is the despot of will.
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    There are three kinds of despots. There is the despot who tyrannises over the body. There is the despot who tyrannises over the soul. There is the despot who tyrannises over the soul and body alike. The first is called the Prince. The second is called the Pope. The third is called the People.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)