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Lordship for Sale

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On this day in 1388, Maria of Enghien sold the lordship of Argos and Nauplia to the Republic of Venice. Maria inherited the lordship as a child after the death of her father and was married by her uncle and guardian to a Venetian when she was 14. After the death of her husband she sold the strategically important lordship to Venice in return for an annual income.

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