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Nicholas II Sanudo

Nicholas II Sanudo (or Niccolò; died aft. 1374), called Spezzabanda, Lord of Gridia (a fief in Andros) and eight Consort Duke of the Archipelago, was a son of Guglielmazzo Sanudo, Lord of Gridia, and wife, and the second husband of his cousin Florence Sanudo, seventh Duchess of the Archipelago, with whom he reigned until her death.[1]

Her first marriage was to Giovanni dalle Carceri, Lord of Euboea, but he died in 1358, without issue. She tried to remarry, first to the Vignoso, Genoese Lord of Chios, and then to Nerio I Acciajuoli, the future Duke of Athens, but both potential husbands were vetoed by the Republic of Venice, which kidnapped her and brought to Crete. There she was forced to marry in 1364 her cousin Nicholas II Sanudo Spezzabanda, whom the Venetians entitled eight Consort Duke.

By his cousin, he left only daughters: Maria, who inherited Andros, and Elisabetta Sanudo.


  • Miller, William. The Latins in the Levant: A History of Frankish Greece (1204–1566). London: 1908.


  • Ancestry of Sultana Nur-Banu (Cecilia Venier-Baffo)
Preceded by
Duke of the Archipelago
Succeeded by
Nicholas III

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