Ivan Asen V of Bulgaria
|Ivan Asen V|
Ivan Asen V (Bulgarian: Иван Асен V) was the second son of emperor Ivan Alexander (r. 1331-1371) and his second wife Sarah-Theodora (r. 1337-1371). He was probably named after his elder brother Ivan Asen IV who died in 1349 in battle against the Ottoman Turks near Ihtiman or Sofia.
In his burial inscription ordered by Kira Maria, the first wife of his elder brother Ivan Shishman (r. 1371-1395), is written that he was buried in 1388 after he was killed by the Turks. It was written that he was in danger of "falling from the grace of the faith" which means that he was probably allured by the Ottomans to convert to Islam. From the same inscription is known that the prince had two daughters whose names were not mentioned.
- Fine, Late Medieval Balkans, p. 366.
- Златарски 2005, pp. 144–148