List of rulers of Montenegro

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Monarchy of Montenegro
Coat of arms of the Kingdom of Montenegro.svg
Nikola-Montenegro.jpg
Nikola I
Details
StyleHis Majesty
First monarchVojislav
(as Prince)
Last monarchNikola I
(as King)
Formation1018
Abolition1918
ResidenceRoyal Palace, Cetinje, Montenegro
AppointerHereditary
Pretender(s)Nikola Petrović-Njegoš

Medieval Duklja (Dioclea)[edit]

Non-hereditary archons[edit]

House of Vojislavljević[edit]

Zeta, crown land[edit]

House of Nemanjić[edit]

Non-hereditary governors[edit]

Principality of Zeta/Montenegro[edit]

House of Balšić[edit]

House of Crnojević[edit]

Prince-Bishopric of Montenegro[edit]

Non-hereditary Metropolitans[edit]

  • Vavila (Metropolitan from 1493) (1516–1520)
  • German II (1520–1530)
  • Pavle (1530–1532)
  • Vasilije I (1532–1540)
  • Nikodim (1540)
  • Romi (1540–1559)
  • Makarije (1560–1561)
  • Ruvim I (1561–1569)
  • Pahomije II (1569–1579)
  • Gerasim (1575–1582)
  • Venijamin (1582–1591)
  • Nikanor and Stefan (1591–1593)
  • Ruvim II (1593–1636)
  • Mardarije I (1639–1649)
  • Visarion I (1649–1659)
  • Mardarije II (1659–1673)
  • Ruvim III (1673–1685)
  • Vasilije II (1685)
  • Visarion II (1685–1692)
  • Sava I (1694 – July 1696)

Hereditary Metropolitans[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 (1852–1910)[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 (1910–1918)[edit]

House of Petrović-Njegoš[edit]

Picture TitleName
Born - Died
Reign Territory Notes
Nikola-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]