Λέων Σγουρός, ο άρχων της Β.Α. Πελοποννήσου του 13ου αιώναPart of : Παρνασσός ; Vol.ΝΒ, No.1, 2010, pages 191-210
Leon Sgouros, Lord of northeastern Peloponnese in the 13th century
Leo Sgouros was a Greek independent lord in the northeastern Peloponnese in the early 13th century. The scion of the magnate Sgouros family, he succeeded his father as hereditary lord in the region of Nauplia. Taking advantage of the disruption caused by the Fourth Crusade, he made himself independent, one of several local rulers that appeared throughout the Byzantine Empire during the final years of the Angeloi dynasty. He expanded his domain into Corinthia and Central Greece, eventually marrying the daughter of former Byzantine Emperor Alexios II Angelos. His conquests however were short-lived, as the Crusaders forced him back into the Peloponnese. Blockaded in his stronghold on the Acrocorinth, he committed suicide in 1208.