Vladislav (Dalmatian duke)

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Duke of Dalmatia and Liburnia[1]
Reign 821–c. 835
Predecessor Borna
Successor Mislav
Died c. 835
Father unknown
Mother sister of Duke Borna[2]
Religion Christianity

Vladislav or Ladislas[3] (Latin: Ladasclavus; fl. 821)[4] was the Duke of Dalmatia and Liburnia (dux Dalmatiae atque Liburnae),[1] having succeeded his uncle Borna, a Frankish vassal.[5] He is mentioned only in the 9th-century Royal Frankish Annals, regarding year 821. Borna had died between January and October 821,[1] during a war against Frankish rebel Ljudevit, Duke of Lower Pannonia.[3] Borna's nephew (by his sister)[2] Vladislav succeeded him, by the people's will and emperor's approval.[3] Vladislav ruled from Nin as a loyal vassal of the Frankish Emperor Lothair I.[citation needed] In historiography, his realm has been referred to as Dalmatian Croatia, where he was succeeded by Mislav.


  1. ^ a b c Živković 2011, p. 390.
  2. ^ a b Živković 2011, p. 394.
  3. ^ a b c Scholz 1970, p. 109.
  4. ^ Živković 2011, pp. 390, 394.
  5. ^ Živković 2011, p. 388.


  • Fine, John Van Antwerp Jr. (2005). When Ethnicity Did Not Matter in the Balkans: A Study of Identity in Pre-Nationalist Croatia, Dalmatia, and Slavonia in the Medieval and Early-Modern Periods. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press.
  • Scholz, Bernhard Walter, ed. (1970). Carolingian Chronicles: Royal Frankish Annals and Nithard's Histories. University of Michigan Press.
  • Živković, Tibor (2011). "The Origin of the Royal Frankish Annalist's Information about the Serbs in Dalmatia". Homage to Academician Sima Ćirković. Belgrade: The Institute for History. pp. 381–398.
Preceded by
Duke of Dalmatia and Liburnia
fl. 821
Title next held by
Possibly Mislav
as Sclaveniam ... principe