|The Bastard's Rebellion
Principia Moderni III
Antonio I "The Bastard" Acciauoli
| Venice||Duchy of Athens|
|Commanders and leaders|
| Nicolo Vitturi||Antonio I Acciauoli|
|Venice: 5000 troops, 50 ships||Duchy of Athens: 3500 troops|
|Casualties and losses|
|Venice: 600 troops estimated||Duchy of Athens: 1000 troops estimated|
The Bastard's Rebellion was a military conflict that took place in the Duchy of Athens in 1402 and 1403. A Florentine by the name of Antonio I Acciauoli managed to recapture his title and the Duchy from the Venetians. Angered by this, the Venetians retaliated, blockading Athenian ports and sending in troops. The Roman Empire also participated, lured in by its increasing relations with Venice due to the Treaty of Aegina and the promise of land.
Joint Roman-Venetian forces lay siege to Athens and eventually captured it, forcing Antonio I to flee to the countryside. A Roman force also managed to take Thebes, securing their control over Boeotia. Antonio I then rallied his forces and tried to attack Athens once more, but he was defeated and captured by the Venetians, who had him executed in the streets of Venice.