Krajina Belojević

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Krajina Belojević
Župan of Travunia
Period ca. 847–891[b]
Predecessor Beloje, his father
Successor Hvalimir, his son
Titles and styles
župan or knez (chief, count, lord, prince)
Family Belojević
Father Beloje
Born Trebinje

Krajina Belojević (Serbian: Крајина, Greek: Κραινα[a]) was the župan of Travunia, an administrative unit of the Principality of Serbia, in the 9th century. In 847/848,[1] not long after the three-year Bulgarian–Serbian War (839–842) in which Prince Vlastimir of Serbia (r. ca. 836-850) defeated the Bulgar army sent by Presian I,[2] Krajina married the daughter of Prince Vlastimir and gained a raising in rank, and was entitled the županate centered on Trebinje (a province in the "maritime", Pomorje, part of modern Herzegovina), which had earlier been held by Krajina's father, the local lord Beloje.[3][4][5] His father-in-law was the eponymous founder of the Vlastimirović dynasty, which would rule Serbia until 969. Krajina continued the office under Mutimir (r. 850–891). With the unnamed daughter of Vlastimir, Krajina had a son that would succeed him, Hvalimir (Greek: Φαλιμἑρης[6]). Hvalimir in turn had a son, Čučimir (Greek: Τζουτζημέρης;[6] r. first half of 10th century[7]), who was the last known Belojević in charge of Travunia, as it Serbia fell to the Byzantine Empire, in ca. 969.

See also[edit]

Royal titles
Titles of nobility
Preceded by
Župan of Travunia
Under Vlastimir
(Serbian Principality)

fl. 847/848[b]
Succeeded by


  1. ^ Name: The first attestation of his name is the Greek Κραινα (Kraina), in Serbian this is rendered as Krajina (Крајина[4]) and Latin: Krainas. His given name is also rendered as Kraina, while his surname as Belić. According to name culture, his full name was Krajina Belojević. His name means "frontier" (see krajina), derived from the word kraj, which means "province", "region", "territory" or "end".
  2. ^ Time: The exact time of his office is unknown, although it most likely would have begun when he married the daughter of Vlastimir, in 847/848, and continued throughout the rule of Vlastimir's successor, Mutimir (r. 850-891).


  1. ^ Živković, "Vlastimir"-section
  2. ^ Fine 1991, p. 110
  3. ^ Venance Grumel, La chronologie, Paris 1958, 390 p.
  4. ^ a b Ferjančić, p. 62
  5. ^ Grupa autora, 1981, p. 148
  6. ^ a b "Sebraneʹ spisy", p. 759
  7. ^ Grumel, p. 390


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