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

Lazarević
Лазаревић
Coat of Arms
Parent houseNemanjić dynasty
CountrySerbia
Founded1371
FounderLazar Hrebeljanović
Final rulerStefan Lazarević
TitlesPrince, Despot
Estate(s)of Serbia
Dissolution1427
Duke (or Tsar) Lazar Hrebeljanović

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.

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MonarchsEdit

Rulers of Moravian Serbia from 1371 to 1427.

Family treeEdit

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

Lazar married Milica of Nemanja in around 1353 and had at least seven children:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mrđenović (1987), p.108

SourcesEdit

  • 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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