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The province of Thessalonica (Saloniki) had, together with Greece, been awarded to the warlike Marquis Boniface of Montferrat with the royal title. It comprised the greater part of ancient Macedonia and Boniface carried his victorious arms into Greece, where he everywhere divided the conquered territories among his knights; but having perished in a skirmish with the Bulgarians, in 1207, his kingdom was invaded by the Greek despot, Theodore of Epirus who was received with open arms by the Greeks, and crowned emperor at Thessalonica in 1222.
A prince can mak a belted knight, A Marquis, duke, and a' that; But an honest man's aboon his might: Guid faith, he maunna fa' that.Robert Burns
Weep not for little Le onie Abducted by a French Marquis! Though loss of honour was a wrench Just think how it's improved her French.Harry Graham