a.1.Consisting of seven islands; as, the septinsular republic of the Ionian Isles.
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While drawing on comparisons with the Septinsular Republic (1800-7), Smilianskaia presents the principality not as a proto-Greek state but as a manifestation of Russian ideas about governance.
Further extensions of monarchy occurred when the Septinsular republic of the Ionian islands, established by the Second Coalition in 1799, was annexed to the French Empire in 1807, as were the free cities of Hamburg, Lubeck and Bremen in 1810.