Principality of Zeta

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The Principality of Zeta (Serbian: Кнежевина Зета) is the historiographical name for a medieval state centered around Lake Skadar, ruled by the families of Balšić, Lazarević, Branković and Crnojević in succession from the second half of the 14th century until Ottoman vassalage in 1514. The Serbian crown land of Zeta had become virtually independent during the fall of the Serbian Empire, when the Balšić wrestled the region by eliminating opponents in the area in 1360–62.

Zeta under the Balšići[edit]

Zeta under the Lazarević[edit]

Zeta under the Branković[edit]

Zeta under the Crnojevići[edit]

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