Since Scanderbeg died A.D. 1466, in the lxiiid year of his age (Marinus, l. xiii. p. 370), he was born in 1403; since he was torn from his parents by the Turks, when he was novennis (Marinus, l. i. p. 1, 6), that event must have happened in 1412, nine years before the accession of Amurath II., who must have inherited, not acquired the Albanian slave. Spondanus has remarked this inconsistency, A.D. 1431, No. 31, 1443, No. 14.