Grgur Branković

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For the earlier Grgur of the same family, see Grgur Golubić.
Grgur Branković
Grgur Branković, Esphigmenou charter (1429).jpg
The illustration of Grgur Branković in Esphigmenou charter from 1429.
Noble family Brankovići
Father Đurađ Branković
Mother Irene Kantakouzene
Born 1415
Died 16 October 1459
Serbian Orthodox monastery Hilandar in Mount Athos
Occupation Serbian nobleman

Grgur Branković (1415 — 16 October 1459) was 15th century Serbian nobleman.


He was the eldest son of Đurađ Branković and Eirene Kantakouzene. He had three brothers (Todor, Stefan and Lazar) and two sisters (Mara and Catherine Cantacuzena).[1] His son was Vuk Grgurević the titular Despot of Serbia from 1471 until his death in 1485.

After the Ottomans captured Smederevo in 1439, Grgur was allowed to govern his father's former estates in southern Serbia, as Ottoman vassal.[2] During the winter 1440, Grgurs' father and Serbian Despot Đurađ Branković traveled to Zeta with his wife and several hundred cavalry through the Ottoman province governed by Grgur. Đurađ had intention to mobilize forces to recover his lost territories of Serbian Despotate. In April 1441 the Ottomans, probably justifiably, accused Grgur for treason and dismissed him from his governorship. On 8 May 1441 both Grgur and his brother Stefan were blinded, based on the order of Sultan Murad II.[3][4]



  1. ^ Profile of Đurađ in "Medieval Lands" by Charles Cawley
  2. ^ Fine, John V. A.; John Van Antwerp Fine (1994). The Late Medieval Balkans: A Critical Survey from the Late Twelfth Century to the Ottoman Conquest. University of Michigan Press. p. 531. ISBN 0-472-08260-4. 
  3. ^ umetnosti, Srpska akademija nauka i (1929). Godišnjak - Srpska akademija nauka i umetnosti, Belgrad. Srpska akademija nauk i umetnosti. p. 286. 
  4. ^ Новаковић, Стојан (1972). Из српске историjе. Matica srpska. p. 201. .. и како их је 8. маја ослепио, а потом како је јуна те године Хадом-паша узео Ново Брдо и све српске градове.