Battle of Dubravnica

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Battle of Dubravnica
Part of the Serbian-Turkish Wars and Ottoman wars in Europe
Pecina i stena iz Jovana.jpg
Hills around Petrus fortress, above Dubravnica
Date1380/1381
Location
Dubravnica near Paraćin,  Serbia
Result Serbian victory[1]
Belligerents
Coat of arms of Moravian Serbia.svg Moravian Serbia Osmanli-nisani.svg Ottoman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Coat of arms of Moravian Serbia.svg Vitomir
Coat of arms of Moravian Serbia.svg Crep Vukoslavić
Evrenos

The Battle of Dubravnica was fought in the summer of 1380 or December 1381, on the Dubravnica River near Paraćin in today's central Serbia, between the Serbian forces of Prince Lazar of Serbia led by commanders Vitomir and Crep and the invading Ottoman Turks of Sultan Murad I. Vitomir and Crep were the regional lords, and one of their fortresses, Petrus, was in the vicinity of the battle.

Battle of Dubravnica was the first historical mention of any Ottoman movements into Prince Lazar's territory. The Serbian army emerged victorious, although details of the battle itself are scarce. After this battle the Turks didn't linger into Serbia until 1386, when their armies were routed near Pločnik.

"In the summer of 1380, Crep and Vitomir kills (defeats) the Turks on Dubravica"

-Lazar's chronicles[2]

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  • Ćirković, Sima (2004). The Serbs. Malden: Blackwell Publishing.
  • Marko Šuica, „Nemirno doba srpskog srednjeg veka“, Beograd, 2000. ISBN 86-355-0452-6
  • „Istorija srpskog naroda II“, Beograd, 1982.
  • Ljubomir Stojanovic, "Start srpski rodoslovi i letopisi: Zbornik za istoriju, jezik, i knjilemost srpskog naroda", XVI (1927): 214.

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