Đurađ Crnojević

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This article is about the Lord of Zeta (1490–1496). For the military commander, see Đurađ Đurašević.
Đurađ Crnojević
Ђурађ Црнојевић
Lord of Zeta
Coat of arms Coat of arms Djuradj Crnojevic.svg
Predecessor Stefan I Crnojević
Noble family Crnojević noble family
Father Ivan Crnojević
Mother Goisava Arianiti
Died 1514
Religion Serb Orthodox Christian

Đurađ Crnojević (Serbian Cyrillic: Ђурађ Црноjeвић, Archaic: Гю(р)г Цьрноевыкь; d. 1514) was a ruler of the Principality of Zeta between 1490 and 1496. The son of Ivan Crnojević and Goisava Arianiti he was the founder of the first South Slavic printing house.[1] Crnojević styled himself "Duke of Zeta". He was well known by his great education, knowledge of astronomy, geometry and other sciences.

During his short-term reign he became famous for making efforts to spread the cultural heritage rather than for his political successes. The Ottomans made him leave Zeta in 1496. Although he was removed from the historical scene, his books remained as a great contribution to the Serbian culture. With the help of Hieromonk Makarije he printed five books of importance to the Montenegrin cultural heritage.

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  1. ^ Fine, John Van Antwerp (1994). The Late Medieval Balkans: A Critical Survey from the Late Twelfth Century to the Ottoman Conquest. University of Michigan Press. p. 603. ISBN 978-0-472-08260-5. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
Preceded by
Lord of Zeta/Montenegro
Succeeded by
Stefan II