House of Vlastimirovic: Petar Gojnikovic, Vlastimir of Serbia, Unknown Archont, Caslav Klonimirovic, Mutimir of Serbia, Pavle Branovic

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General Books LLC, 2010 - 44 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 27. Chapters: House of Vojislavljevi, Jovan Vladimir, Constantine Bodin, Petar Gojnikovi, Mutimir of Serbia, Vojislav of Duklja, Vlastimir of Serbia, aslav Klonimirovi, Mihailo I of Duklja, Miroslav of Hum, Dragomir Hvalimirovi, Unknown Archont, Pribislav Mutimirovi, Vi eslav I, Pavle Branovi, Zaharija Pribislavljevi, Uro II Prvoslav, Strojimir of Serbia, Gojnik Vlastimirovi, George of Duklja, Hvalimir Petrovi, Zavida, Stracimir Zavidovi, Radoslav of Serbia, Petrislav Hvalimirovi, Klonimir Strojimirovi, Bran Mutimirovi, Dobroslav II, Prosigoj of Serbia, Ko apar Branislavljevi, Petrislav Vojislavljevi, Stefan Mutimirovi, Radoslav of Duklja, Svevlad Petrovi, Vladimir of Duklja, Dragislav Petrovi, Gradinja of Duklja, Boleslav Petrovi, Prince Grube a, Dobroslav III. Excerpt: Jovan Vladimir, transliterated John Vladimir, ( May 22, 1016 in Prespa) was a 11th-century Serbian ruler of Duklja (a successor-state of the Serbian Principality) between the years ca. 990 and 1016, during the protracted war between Byzantium and the First Bulgarian Empire. He tried to protect Duklja from the expansionist Tsar Samuil of Bulgaria by an alliance with Byzantium; Samuil, however, conquered Duklja in 997 and took Jovan Vladimir prisoner. According to a 12th-century chronicle, Samuil's daughter Theodora Kosara fell in love with the captive, and begged her father for Jovan Vladimir's hand. He obliged, returning Duklja to his new son-in-law and giving him the adjoining territory of Dyrrhachium to rule as his vassal. Vladimir was acknowledged as a godly, just, and compassionate ruler. He ruled in peace, evading involvement in the major conflict. The war culminated with Samuil's defeat by the Byzantines in 1014, shortly after which the Tsar died. Jovan Vladimir fell victim in 1016 to a plot by Ivan Vladislav, the last ruler of the Fir...

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