List of rulers of Montenegro

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Monarchy of Montenegro
Coat of arms of the Kingdom of Montenegro.svg
King Nikola of Montenegro.jpg
Nikola I
Details
Style His Majesty
First monarch Danilo I
(as Prince)
Last monarch Nikola I
(as King)
Formation 13 March 1852
Abolition 26 November 1918
Residence King Nikola's Palace, Cetinje, Montenegro
Appointer Hereditary
Pretender(s) Nikola Petrović-Njegoš
Royal Standard of the King Nikola I of Montenegro

Duklja[edit]

Further information: List of rulers of Duklja

Principality of Zeta[edit]

Further information: List of rulers of Zeta

Prince-Bishopric of Montenegro[edit]

Non-hereditary Metropolitans (Prince-Bishops)[edit]

Hereditary Metropolitans (Prince-Bishops from the House of Petrović-Njegoš)[edit]

Picture TitleName
Born - Died
Reign Territory Notes
Vladika danilo -172950031.jpg Prince-Bishop
Danilo I
1670 – January 11, 1735
July 1696 – January 11, 1735 Prince-Bishopric of Montenegro Founder of the House of Petrović-Njegoš.
Vladika sava.jpg Prince-Bishop
Sava II
January 18, 1702 – March 9, 1782
January 11, 1735 – March 9, 1782 Prince-Bishopric of Montenegro Ruled jointly with Vasilije III from 1750 until March 10, 1766.
Vasilije petrovic.jpg Prince-Bishop
Vasilije III
1709 – March 10, 1766
1750 – March 10, 1766 Prince-Bishopric of Montenegro Ruled jointly with Sava II.
Saint Peter of Cetinje.jpg Prince-Bishop
Petar I
1747 – October 30, 1830
March 1782 – October 30, 1830 Prince-Bishopric of Montenegro Canonized as Saint Peter of Cetinje by the Serbian Orthodox Church.
Petar II Petrovic-Njegos.jpg Prince-Bishop
Petar II
November 13, 1813 – October 31, 1851
October 30, 1830 – October 31, 1851 Prince-Bishopric of Montenegro Most famous as a poet. His notable works include The Mountain Wreath, The Light of Microcosm, The Serbian Mirror and False Tsar Stephen the Little.
Danilo Petrović Njegoš.jpg Prince-Bishop
Danilo II
May 25, 1826 – August 13, 1860
1851 – March 13, 1852 Prince-Bishopric of Montenegro Proclaimed Prince of Montenegro.

Principality of Montenegro[edit]

House of Petrović-Njegoš[edit]

Picture TitleName
Born - Died
Reign Territory Notes
Knjaz Danilo.jpg Prince
Danilo I
May 25, 1826 – August 13, 1860
March 13, 1852 – August 13, 1860 Principality of Montenegro First secular ruler of Montenegro after centuries of theocratic rule.
Assassinated in Kotor.
Nicholas I of Montenegro, 1909.jpg Prince
Nikola I
October 7, 1841 – March 1, 1921
August 13, 1860 – August 28, 1910 Principality of Montenegro Proclaimed King of Montenegro.

Kingdom of Montenegro[edit]

House of Petrović-Njegoš[edit]

Picture TitleName
Born - Died
Reign Territory Notes
King Nikola of Montenegro.jpg King
Nikola I
October 7, 1841 – March 1, 1921
August 28, 1910 – November 26, 1918 Kingdom of Montenegro In exile from January 15, 1916 due to the Montenegrin Campaign.
Deposed on the Podgorica Assembly on November 26, 1918.

Pretenders to the Montenegrin throne since 1918[edit]

House of Petrović-Njegoš[edit]

See also[edit]