After the Liberation of Greece in 1444, the Regents of Greece held the Conference of Thessaloniki in 1450 to elect the new King of Greece and also to draw up the Hellenic Reforms, the constitution of the Kingdom of Greece.

The Reforms



of the Kingdom of Greece and the Principality of Berat under the Regents of Greece at the Conference of Thessaloniki in the Year of Our Lord 1451

For ease of reference, henceforth:

  • This document may be cited in its full name or as the Hellenic Reforms

  • The Kingdom of Greece and the Principality of Berat shall be referred to as the Hellenic Crown.

The First Reform: The Triumvirate of Greece

  • Be it known that the Hellenic Crown shall be headed by the Triumvirate of Greece, three hereditary positions of the lines of Prince Henry the Navigator of the Kingdom of Portugal and the Algarves, Prince Francesco Visconti of the Kingdom of Italy, and Prince Jacob Crispo of the Duchy of Naxos. 

  • Be it also known that only one of the Triumvirate shall be King of the Hellenes and Lord of Berat, and the others shall be the Grand Duke of Thessaloniki and the Grand Duke of Skopje.

  • The King of Greece shall be chosen at an election between the Triumvirate and the Electors of the Kingdom of Greece and the Principality of Berat. The members of the Triumvirate cannot vote for themselves.

The Second Reform: The Electors of Greece

  • Be it known that the office of the Electors of the Kingdom of Greece and the Principality of Berat shall be hereditary positions, from the lines of Louis de Luxembourg of Argos and Nauplia, Palamede Gattlusio of Ainos, Leonardo III Tocco of Cephalonia and Zante, John Asen Zaccaria of Achaea, Chiara Zorzi of Bodonitsa, William I Crispo of Naxos, Crusino I Sommaripa of Paros and Andros, Thomas Palaiologos of the Byzantine Empire, Phillippe de Lusignan of Cyprus, and Teodor III Muzaka of Berat.

  • Be it known that the Electors of Greece shall meet once a year in Thessaloniki to discuss matters of the Hellenic Crown.

  • Be it known that the Electors of Greece shall never become vassals of other Kings, or they shall have their title stripped of them. The lines of Leonardo III Tocco and Louis de Luxembourg are exempt from this rule.

The Third Reform: Succession

  • The King of Greece shall be king until his death, upon which his heir, the Grand Dukes of Greece, and the Electors of Greece shall elect the next king.

The Fourth Reform: Thralldom

  • Let it be known that Thralldom and Slavery shall be illegal in the lands of Greece.

  • Let it be known that the Kingdom of Greece shall welcome any former thralls and slaves to our doorstep and welcome them with open arms.

The Fifth Reform: Betrothals

  • Let it be known that, by the year 1455, the Triumvirate of Greece shall each have a wife to continue their line with.

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