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Note for:   Milica Militza Nemanjic Nemanja,   (1333) - 1405         Index
Individual note:   Milica, wife of Prince Lazar Hrebaljanovic of Serbia, was a great-granddaughter of Dmitri Nemanjic, himself son of Vukan II Nemanjic.

Vukan II Nemanjic was king of the Zeta (1196-1208) and Grand Župan of Serbia (1202-1204).
He had three sons: Đorde, Stefan, and Dmitri.

Kostadin, father of Vasoje, the founder of the Vasojevic family, was probably the son of Vukan, according to some historian, but was more probably his grandson from his (Vukan's) son, Stefan.

Vukan II Nemanjic was the son of Serbian Grand Župan "Stefan Nemanja"
Stefan Nemanja (1113\1117-13 February 1199\1200) was a Medieval Serb nobleman, descended from the Vukanovic who was Grand Prince of the medieval Serb state of Rascia in 1168-1196. He established control over the territories of neighboring Serb states, including Zeta/Doclea, and unified them into a single state. He founded the Nemanjic dynasty and became an Orthodox Saint (Symeon) after numerous miracles following his death.



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Note for:   Stefan Hrebeljanovic - Lazarevic,    -          Index
Individual note:   despote de Serbie
He succeeded his father in 1389 as Prince of Serbia, under the regency of his mother. King Sigismund of Hungary immediately attacked northern Serbia, hoping to take advantage of Serbian weakness after the battle of Kosovo. Fearing further incursions by Hungary in her own territories to the north, Regent Milica submitted to the suzerainty of the Ottomans whose armies had advanced to Serbia's border in summer 1390. He acquired the bulk of the lands of Vuk Brankovic in Kosovo after the latter was expelled by the Ottomans [1395]. He appears to have remained loyal to Sultan Bayezid I, avoiding the annexation of Serbia by the Ottomans, and fought with him against Timur Khan at the battle of Ankara 1402. Stopping in Constantinople on his return, Emperor Manuel II granted him the title Despot in 1402. He defeated the forces of his nephew Djuradj Vukovic in Nov 1402 at Tripolje. Seeking allies in case the war with his nephew broke out again, he accepted Hungarian suzerainty [1403] in return for being granted Macva, after which he installed himself at Beograd as his capital. After supporting Sultan Suleiman I in his succession struggle against his brothers, Stefan Lazarevic defected to join Suleiman's brother Musa in 1409, whereupon Suleiman supported a rebellion in Serbia by Stefan's brother Vuk[205]. Stefan rejoined Suleiman shortly before the latter's defeat, and in revenge was attacked by Musa in 1411 whereupon he sought further support from Hungary which granted him Srebrnica, recently captured from Bosnia by Hungary. He also made peace with Djuradj Vukovic, forming a Slavic coalition which defeated Musa near Vitoša on the upper Iskar in Jul 1413. He inherited Zeta on the death of Balša III Balšic in 1421, but was forestalled by Venice, which defeated Serb forces at Skadar in Dec 1422. Venice's territorial boundaries were recognised by treaty negotiated in 1426, under which Serbia's claim to most of Zeta was recognised. Before his death he obtained recognition of Djuradj Brankovic as his successor in May 1426 from Sigismund King of Hungary (who insisted on the return of Macva, including Beograd, to Hungary as a condition) and from a council of nobility held at Srebrnica in Jul 1426. m (Galata 1405) HELENA Gattilusio, daughter of FRANCESCO Gattilusio Lord of Lesbos & his wife ---.



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Note for:   Andrea II Musaka Musaki,   1319 - 1372         Index
Individual note:   sewastokrator, marshal of Albania 1318, created despota of Albania by the Anjou 1336 and 1337, lord of Kastoria.
vassal of the king of Naples .



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Note for:   Ghin Gjin Gjon (Lanza) Bua Spata Shpata,   1358 - 1400         Index
Individual note:   despota of Angelocastron and of Aetos (Acheloos), despota of Arta and of Lepanto,



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Note for:   Golem "the Great" Arianiti,   (1233) -          Index
Individual note:   lord of Albanon (1253),
married a family member of Alexios III Angelos, emperor of Byzantium or his wife Euphrosyne Doukas Kamateros



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Note for:   Andrea I Musaka Musaki,    - 1319         Index
Individual note:   lord of Berat, was named marshal of Albania by Charles II of Anjou,
king of Naples and proclaimed himself byzantine sebastokrator.