List of rulers of Montenegro

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Monarchy of Montenegro
Former Monarchy
Coat of arms of the Kingdom of Montenegro.svg
Royal Coat of arms
King Nikola of Montenegro.jpg
Nicholas I
First monarch Jovan Vladimir
(as Prince)
Last monarch Nicholas I
(as King)
Style His Majesty
Official residence King Nikola's Palace, Cetinje, Montenegro
Appointer Hereditary
Monarchy began 1000
Monarchy ended 25 November 1918
Current pretender(s) Nicholas Petrović-Njegoš
Royal Standard of the King of Montenegro

Duklja[edit]

Further information: List of rulers of Duklja

Principality of Zeta[edit]

Further information: List of rulers of Zeta

Prince-Bishopric of Montenegro[edit]

Non-hereditary Metropolitans (Prince-Bishops)[edit]

Hereditary Metropolitans (Prince-Bishops from the House of Petrović-Njegoš)[edit]

Picture TitleName
Born - Died
Reign Territory Notes
Vladika danilo.jpg Prince-Bishop
Danilo I
1670 – January 11, 1735
July 1696 – January 22, 1735 Prince-Bishopric of Montenegro Founder of the House of Petrović-Njegoš.
Vladika sava.jpg Prince-Bishop
Sava II
January 18, 1702 – March 9, 1782
January 22, 1735 – March 9, 1782 Prince-Bishopric of Montenegro Ruled jointly with Vasilije III from 1750 until March 10, 1766.
Vasilije petrovic.jpg Prince-Bishop
Vasilije III
1709 – March 10, 1766
1750 – March 10, 1766 Prince-Bishopric of Montenegro Ruled jointly with Sava II.
Saint Peter of Cetinje.jpg Prince-Bishop
Petar I
1747 – October 30, 1830
March 1782 – October 30, 1830 Prince-Bishopric of Montenegro Canonized as Saint Peter of Cetinje by the Serbian Orthodox Church.
Петар II Петровић Његош , песник и владика.jpg Prince-Bishop
Petar II
November 13, 1813 – October 31, 1851
October 30, 1830 – October 31, 1851 Prince-Bishopric of Montenegro 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.
Danilo Petrović Njegoš.jpg Prince-Bishop
Danilo II
May 25, 1826 – August 13, 1860
1851 – March 13, 1852 Prince-Bishopric of Montenegro Proclaimed Prince of Montenegro.

Principality of Montenegro[edit]

House of Petrović-Njegoš[edit]

Picture TitleName
Born - Died
Reign Territory Notes
Danilo Petrović Njegoš.jpg Prince
Danilo I
May 25, 1826 – August 13, 1860
March 13, 1852 – August 13, 1860 Principality of Montenegro First secular ruler of Montenegro after centuries of theocratic rule. Assassinated in Kotor.
Nicholas I of Montenegro, 1909.jpg Prince
Nicholas I
October 7, 1841 – March 1, 1921
August 13, 1860 – August 28, 1910 Principality of Montenegro Proclaimed King of Montenegro.

Kingdom of Montenegro[edit]

House of Petrović-Njegoš[edit]

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

Pretenders to the Montenegrin throne since 1918[edit]

House of Petrović-Njegoš[edit]

See also[edit]