Petrislav of Rascia

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Petrislav of Rascia
Petrislav Vojislavljević
Prince of Rascia (Župan)
Prince of Rascia
Reignca. 1060–1083
FatherMihailo I
ReligionEastern Christianity

Petrislav (Serbian Cyrillic: Петрислав[A]; fl. 1060–1083) was the Prince of Raška (Latin: Rascia), a province under the Grand Principality of Doclea, from 1060 to 1083. He was appointed to govern Raška by his father, Grand Prince Mihailo I, who had reunited Raška (the Zagora region of the former early medieval Serbian Principality) into the Serbian realm after decades of Byzantine annexation.


Bosnia, Zahumlje and Rascia never were incorporated into an integrated state with Doclea.[1] Each principality had its own nobility and institutions, simply requiring a member of the royal family to rule as Prince or Duke.[1]


Petrislav was the last son of Mihailo I and his Greek second wife.[1]

Mihailo I reconquered Rascia from the Byzantines between 1060 and 1074.[2] He appointed Petrislav as Prince of Rascia.[2] Mihailo I died in 1081, and Constantine Bodin succeeded as Prince.[2] By 1085, the Vojislavljević brothers suppressed the revolt in the župa of Zeta, staged by their cousins, the sons of Radoslav. Constantine Bodin ruled unchallengedly.

He was succeeded by his two sons, Vukan and Marko, in 1083.[1]

Petrislav of Rascia
Royal titles
Preceded byas strategos of Serbia Prince of Rascia
Succeeded by
Title last held by
Catepan of Ras


  1. ^
    Name: His name was Petrislav, in Latin Petrislavus. He was a descendant of Vojislavljević, his father was Mihailo, hence, according to the contemporary naming culture, his name was Petrislav Mihailović Vojislavljević (Петрислав Војислављевић).
  1. ^ a b c d Fine 1991, p. 223
  2. ^ a b c Fine 1991, p. 213


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