The people and land of Paštrovići is mentioned for the first time in 1355, when Serbian emperor Dušan Silni sent his nobleman Nikolica Paštrović in diplomatic mission in Dubrovnik. The members were originally Christian Orthodox, but as a result of Catholisation, a Catholic minority exists.
Since that time, Paštrovići were regularly mentioned in documents of archives in Kotor, Dubrovnik, Zadar and Venice. During the First Scutari War they were under control of the related Đurašević family whose members held the most prestigious positions on the court of Balša III.
In 1423, the elected representatives of Paštrović community signed the treaty with Republic of Venice and became a part of Venetian state. In that treaty, Paštrovići were guaranteed the autonomy, and free trade within the borders of Venetian state, without paying the customs or any other taxes. In return, Paštrovići agreed to join the Venetian army, for fighting in the nearby counties of Skadar and Kotor.
Paštrovići were the part of Republic of Venice until the fall of Venice in 1797.
Clans descendants of Paštrovići tribe:
Novaković, Paštar, Bečići, Čučuci, Gracuni, Klapavice, Kalađurđevići, Dabkovići, Kuljače, Kentere, Kažanegre, Balići, Mitrovići, Grlomani, Anđusi, Despotovići, Đuraševići, Sankovići, Jovanovići, Rađenovići, Luketići, Vojnići, Rafailovići, Markićevići, Divanovići, Goliši, Ljubiše, Niklanovići, Krute, Radovići, Vukovići, Sklenderi, Pavlovići, Kaloštrovići, Đedovići, Đakonovići, Zenovići, Perazići, Bosnići, Franovići, Franićevići, Srzentići, Davidovići, Mikovići, Medigovići, Gregovići, Androvići, Radanovići, Šoljage, Vukotići, Suđići, Andrići, Midžori, Todorice, Armenci, Medini, Milutinovići, Draškovići, Živkovići, Perovići, Mainići, Vukmirovići.
Notable members of the Pastrovici tribe
- St. Stefan Štiljanović, a prince
- Stjepan Mitrov Ljubiša, a writer
- Visarion Ljubiša, Metropolitan of Montenegro
- Rade Androvic, a national hero
- Fine 1994, p. 513
- Đorđe V. Gregović - O Paštrovićima
- 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, ISBN 978-0-472-08260-5
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