District of Branković

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District of Branković
Област Бранковића

1371–1412


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Realm of Brankovic
Capital Priština
Languages Serbian
Religion Serbian Orthodox Church
Government Monarchy
Lord (Gospodin)
 -  1371–1396 Vuk Branković
 -  1396-1412 Đurađ Branković
History
 -  Disssolution of the Serbian Empire 1371
 -  Peace between Stefan Lazarević and Đurađ 1412
Currency Serbian perper

The District of Branković (Serbian: Област Бранковића, Oblast Brankovića) or Vuk's land (Serbian: Вукова земља, Vukova zemlja) was one of the short lived semi-independent states that emerged from the collapse of the Serbian Empire in 1371, following the death of the last Emperor Uroš the Weak (1346-1371). The founder and only ruler of this realm was Vuk Branković, the son of sebastokrator Branko Mladenović who governed Ohrid under Dušan the Mighty (1331-1346).

Through Vuk's marriage with the Mara, the daughter of Prince Lazar, he was given substantial lands to govern in Kosovo.

The Realm of Branković was located in the largest part of today's Kosovo. Vuk also got areas of Raška (including the old Serbian capital Ras) and lands in Polimlje in present day northern Montenegro. After the death of Đurađ I Balšić, Vuk captured his cities of Prizren and Peć and the area of Metohija.[1] The most important cities in Vuk's Realm were Priština, Prizren, Peć, Skopje and Ras, as well as the rich mining settlements of Trepča, Janjevo, Gluhavica and others.[2]

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