Carlo II di Tocco, conte di Zante

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CARLO [II] Tocco, son of LEONARDO Tocco Lord of Zante & his wife --- (-30 Sep 1448). Spandounes records that "Carlo Tocco" adopted "il conte Leonardo suo fratello…figliolo legitimo…Carlo" as his heir[681]. He was the adopted son of his uncle Carlo I Count of Kefalonia. Count of Zante 1424. He succeeded his uncle in 1429 as despot in Epirus. The Ottomans captured Janina 9 Oct 1430 after being asked to intervene by Carlo's cousin Memnon, but Carlo was permitted to continue ruling in the rest of Epirus. He styled himself "Lord of Arta". Carlo appealed for Venetian protection, and was made a Venetian citizen and elected to the Grand Council[682]. In 1444, Carlo repudiated Turkish suzerainty but was captured by the Turks and forced back to vassalage[683].

m RAIMONDINA di Ventimiglia, daughter of GIOVANNI di Ventimiglia e Aragona Marchese di Gerace [Viceroy of Naples and Sicily] & his wife ---.

Carlo & his wife had four children:

Zante bárója (Conte di Zante)