Lazarević dynasty

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Lazarević
Лазаревић
Coat of Arms
Parent house Nemanjić dynasty
Country Serbia
Ethnicity Serbian
Founded 1371
Founder Lazar Hrebeljanović
Final ruler Stefan Lazarević
Titles Prince, Despot
Estate(s) of Serbia
Dissolution 1427

The Lazarević (Serbian Cyrillic: Лазаревић, pl. Lazarevići / Лазаревићи, pronounced [lazǎːrɛv̞itɕ]) was a Serbian medieval royal family, which ruled Moravian Serbia and the Serbian Despotate.

The dynasty began with Lazar Hrebeljanović, son of Pribac Hrebeljanović-a noble at the court of Dušan the Mighty. Lazar married Milica, supposedly a member of the reigning Nemanjić dynasty, and was later given the title "Knez" by Serbian Emperor Uroš the Weak. He gained lands in Central Serbia and through his ties with the Nemanjićs he became the regent of Moravian Serbia. In the Battle of Kosovo against the Ottoman Empire, Lazar was killed and Serbia became a vassal state, leading to the end of Serbian sovereignty.

Monarchs[edit]

Rulers of Moravian Serbia from 1371 to 1427.

Family tree[edit]

Tsar Lazar and his family, 1860.
  • Pribac
    • Draginja, married Kefalija (čelnik) Miša
    • Lazar; Lazarevići
    • Daughter, married Altoman Vojinović
Lazarević

Lazar married Milica (Милица) in around 1353 and issued at least seven children:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mrđenović (1987), p.108

Sources[edit]

  • Ćirković, Sima (2004). The Serbs. Malden: Blackwell Publishing.
  • Fine, John Van Antwerp Jr. (1994) [1987]. The Late Medieval Balkans: A Critical Survey from the Late Twelfth Century to the Ottoman Conquest. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press.
  • Sedlar, Jean W. (1994). East Central Europe in the Middle Ages, 1000-1500. Seattle: University of Washington Press.
  • Veselinović, Andrija & Ljušić, Radoš (2001). Српске династије, Platoneum.
  • Fajfrić, Željko. Sveta loza kneza Lazara.
  • Marjanović-Dušanić, Smilja. "Dinastija i svetost u doba porodice Lazarević: stari uzori i novi modeli." Zbornik radova Vizantoloskog instituta 43 (2006): 77-97.

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