Zavida

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Zavida
Born Zavida
Title Župan of Zahumlje
Lord of Ribnica
Religion Eastern Orthodox Christianity
Children Tihomir
Stracimir
Miroslav
Stefan Nemanja
Parents Possibly Uroš I or Vukan

Zavida (Serbian: Завида) or Beli Uroš (White Uroš) was a 12th-century Serbian royal member who briefly ruled as Župan of Zahumlje and later held the title "Lord of Ribnica".

He was a close kinsman or even a son of Uroš I of Rascia, although this has not been clarified (Stefan Nemanja's descendants are named Vukan and Uroš in several generations).[1]

He ruled the province of Zahumlje before getting into conflict with his brothers,[1] resulting in him being "exiled"[1] (before 1113), to the Duklja region where he would hold the title of Lord of Ribnica (Part of present-day Podgorica). After the death of George of Duklja in the 1130s, the family of Zavida regained some of its power in Serbia.

The first-born child of Zavida, Tihomir was chosen to rule over Rascia as a Grand Župan (highest title) following Byzantiums division of the Serb lands by Manuel I, his other sons were given česti[2] (parts): Stracimir ruled West Morava, Miroslav ruled Zahumlje and Travunia, Stefan Nemanja was given Toplica, Ibar, Rasina and Reke.

Family[edit]

  • Tihomir († 1169), oldest son, ruled as Grand župan of Raška (1163.-(1166) 1168).
  • Stracimir († after 1189), ruled the region of Western Morava (1163-(1166) 1168, 1169-?).
  • Miroslav († 1196 or 1199), ruled Zahumlje (1163-(1166) 1168, and 1169 to his death).
  • Nemanja (born 1113 - † 1199), youngest son, ruled as Grand župan of Raška ((1166) 1168 - 25.03. 1196).
  • Daughter(s), (as Nemanja and his brothers are registered as maternal uncles of Mihailo III of Duklja)
Royal titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Ljutovid
Župan of Zahumlje
under Uroš I

fl. 1112
Succeeded by
Miroslav
of Hum and Travunia

Slavogast of Hum

References[edit]