List of rulers of Montenegro

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This article lists rulers of Montenegro, from the establishment of Duklja to the Kingdom of Montenegro which merged into the Kingdom of Serbia in 1918.

Monarchy of Montenegro
Coat of arms of the Kingdom of Montenegro.svg
Nicholas I, King of Montenegro, 1841-1921, head and shoulders portrait, facing left LCCN2005680731.jpg
Nikola I
Details
StyleHis Majesty
First monarchVojislav
(as Prince)
Last monarchNikola I
(as King)
Formation1018
Abolition1918
ResidenceRoyal Palace, Cetinje, Montenegro
AppointerHereditary
Pretender(s)Nikola Petrović-Njegoš

Medieval Duklja (Dioclea)Edit

Non-hereditary archonsEdit

House of VojislavljevićEdit

Zeta, crown landEdit

House of NemanjićEdit

Non-hereditary governorsEdit

Principality of Zeta/MontenegroEdit

House of BalšićEdit

House of CrnojevićEdit

Prince-Bishopric of MontenegroEdit

Non-hereditary MetropolitansEdit

  • Vavila (Bishop from 1493) (1516–1520)
  • German II (1520–1530)
  • Pavle (1530–1532)
  • Vasilije I (1532–1540)
  • Nikodim (1540)
  • Romi (1540–1559)
  • Makarije (1560–1561)
  • Ruvim I (1561–1569)
  • Pahomije II (1569–1579)
  • Gerasim (1575–1582)
  • Venijamin (1582–1591)
  • Nikanor and Stefan (1591–1593)
  • Ruvim II (1593–1636)
  • Mardarije I (1639–1649)
  • Visarion I (1649–1659)
  • Mardarije II (1659–1673)
  • Ruvim III (1673–1685)
  • Vasilije II (1685)
  • Visarion II (1685–1692)
  • Sava I (1694–1697)

Hereditary MetropolitansEdit

Picture TitleName
Born - Died
Reign House Notes
  Prince-Bishop[nb 1]
Danilo I
1670 – 1735
1697 – January 11, 1735 Petrović-Njegoš Founder of the House of Petrović-Njegoš.
  Prince-Bishop[nb 1]
Sava II
1702 – 1782
January 11, 1735 – 1781 Petrović-Njegoš Ruled jointly with Vasilije III from 1750 until 1766.
  Prince-Bishop[nb 1]
Vasilije III
1709 – 1766
1750 – March 10, 1766 Petrović-Njegoš Ruled jointly with Sava II.
  "Tsar", Lord
Stephen the Little
c. 1739 – 1773
February 1768 – 22 September 1773 None Impostor who was purported to be the dead Russian emperor Peter III in exile. Proclaimed leader by the people of Montenegro and ruled the country as an absolute monarch, sidelining Prince-Bishop Sava II.
  Prince-Bishop[nb 1]
Arsenije II
fl. 1766 – 1784
1781 – 1784 None
(Plamenac)
Succeed Sava II Petrović-Njegoš as the Metropolitan of Cetinje and as the Prince-Bishop. Non-Hereditary.
  Prince-Bishop[nb 1]
Petar I
1747 – 1830
October 13, 1784 – October 30, 1830 Petrović-Njegoš Canonized as Saint Peter of Cetinje by the Serbian Orthodox Church.
  Prince-Bishop[nb 1]
Petar II
1813 – 1851
October 30, 1830 – October 31, 1851 Petrović-Njegoš Most famous as a poet. His notable works include The Mountain Wreath, The Light of Microcosm, The Serbian Mirror and False Tsar Stephen the Little.
  Prince-Bishop[nb 1]
Danilo II
1826 – 1860
1851 – March 13, 1852 Petrović-Njegoš Proclaimed Prince of Montenegro.
  1. ^ a b c d e f g The official theocratic title was; "Bishop (or Vladika) and the Lord of Montenegro" (Владика и господар Црне Горе).

Principality of Montenegro (1852–1910)Edit

House of Petrović-NjegošEdit

Picture TitleName
Born - Died
Reign Territory Notes
  Prince, Lord[nb 1]
Danilo I
1826–1860
March 13, 1852 – August 13, 1860 Principality of Montenegro (see; Reign of Danilo I) First secular ruler of Montenegro after centuries of theocratic rule.
Assassinated in Kotor.
  Prince, Lord[nb 1]
Nikola I
1841–1921
August 13, 1860 – August 28, 1910 Principality of Montenegro (see; Reign of Nikola I) Proclaimed King of Montenegro.
  1. ^ a b The official royal title was; "Knjaz (or Prince) and the Lord (Gospodar) of Montenegro" (Књаз и господар Црне Горе).

Kingdom of Montenegro (1910–1918)Edit

House of Petrović-NjegošEdit

Picture TitleName
Born - Died
Reign Territory Notes
  King
Nikola I
October 7, 1841 – March 1, 1921
August 28, 1910 – November 26, 1918 Kingdom of Montenegro In exile from January 15, 1916, due to the Montenegrin Campaign.
Deposed on the Podgorica Assembly on November 26, 1918.

Pretenders to the Montenegrin throne since 1918Edit

House of Petrović-NjegošEdit

See alsoEdit