District of Branković
|District of Branković|
Realm of Brankovic
|Religion||Serbian Orthodox Church|
|•||Disssolution of the Serbian Empire||1371|
|•||Peace between Stefan Lazarević and Đurađ||1412|
The District of Branković (Serbian: Земља Бранковића, Zemlja 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 in 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. 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.
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