Miroslav of Croatia

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King of Croatia
Reign 945–949
Predecessor Krešimir I of Croatia
Successor Mihajlo Krešimir II of Croatia
Died 949
House House of Trpimirović
Father Krešimir I of Croatia
Religion Christian

Miroslav (Latin: Miroslaus) was the King of Croatia from 945 until his death in 949 and a member of the House of Trpimirović.


He was the oldest son of Krešimir I and succeeded him as king in 945. During his reign, Croatia suffered a civil war started by the followers of his brother, Mihajlo. Because of this, Miroslav lost most of his lands in Bosnia, and the Byzantines wanted to take back his holdings in Dalmatia.

In his time, it is known that the Croatian navy was reduced to only 30 ships, while the infantry and cavalry had even more devastating losses in the civil war until Miroslav was finally killed by Ban Pribina in 949 and his younger brother, Mihajlo Krešimir II succeeded him as King.


  • Horvat, Rudolf (1924). "24. Nasljednici kralja Tomislava". Povijest Hrvatske I. (od najstarijeg doba do g. 1657.) (in Croatian). 
  • Jadrijević, Ante (1967). "Smrt hrvatskih kraljeva Miroslava i Zvonimira" (PDF). Church in the World (in Croatian). Catholic Faculty of Theology, University of Split. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Krešimir I
King of Croatia
Succeeded by
Mihajlo Krešimir II