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Principalities of Albania

House of Progon - The Progon family (Albanian: Progoni) established the first Albanian state, the Principality of Arbër, which fell under the influence of the Byzantine Empire, the Despotate of Epirus and the Kingdom of Serbia. Progon, the founder, held the title of archon (lord), while one of his sons, Dimitri, held the title of panhypersebastos. The family had a considerable degree of autonomy.

House of Spata - The Spata family (Albanian: Shpata, Greek: Σπάτα, Σπάτας), was an Albanian noble family active in the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries, initially as Venetian vassals and later as Ottoman vassals. The family’s progenitors were the brothers John Spata and Sgouros Spata.

House of Muzaka - The Muzaka were an Albanian noble family that ruled over the region of Myzeqe (central Albania) in the Late Middle Ages. The Muzaka are also referred to by some authors as a tribe or a clan.

House of Thopia - Thopia family was one of the most powerful Albanian feudal families in the Late Middle Ages. It was initially part of the nobility of the Angevin Kingdom of Albania.

House of Zenebishi - The Zenevisi or Zenebishi (fl. 1304–1460) was a medieval noble family in southern Albania that served the Angevins, Venetians and Ottomans, and at times was also independent. They governed territories in Epirus, centered in Gjirokaster.

House of Dukagjini - The Dukagjini family (Latin: Ducagini or Ducaginus, Turkish: Dukakinzâde or Dukagin Oğulları) was one of the most important feudal families in medieval Albania.

House of Kastrioti - The House of Kastrioti (Albanian: Dera e Kastriotit) was an Albanian royal and now Italian noble family active in the 14th and 15th centuries as the rulers of the Principality of Kastrioti. The most notable member was Skanderbeg, a magnate and general, regarded an Albanian national hero. 

House of Arianiti - The Arianiti were an Albanian noble family that ruled large areas in Albania and neighbouring areas from the 11th to the 16th century. Their domain stretched across the Shkumbin valley and the old Via Egnatia road and reached to the east today’s Bitola.