Vojača

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Vojača was queen consort of Bosnia from 1443 until 1445 as the first wife of King Thomas.

Vojača was a commoner and member of the Bosnian Church. She and Thomas married before his accession, and had two daughters and two sons.[1] When her husband was elected King of Bosnia, Vojača became queen. However, the powerful Bosnian nobility did not consider her fit to be queen because of her humble origins. Thus, her husband requested an annulment of their marriage from Pope Eugene IV. The Pope granted the annulment in 1445 and Thomas remarried, this time choosing Katarina Kosača, the daughter of the most powerful Bosnian nobleman Stjepan Vukčić Kosača.

As former queen, Vojača probably retired to a monastery. Her son by Thomas, Stephen Tomašević, became King of Bosnia in 1461 but she did not live long enough to see him ascend the throne.[2] Vojača's other son died at the age of 14 during a pilgrimage to Mljet,[1] which he undertook with her according to Mavro Orbini.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Šunjić, Marko (1989), Trogirski izvještaji o turskom osvojenju Bosne (1463) (in Serbo-Croatian), Glasnik arhiva i Društva arhivskih radnika Bosne i Hercegovine, p. 88-90 
  2. ^ Draganović, Krunoslav (1942), Povijest hrvatskih zemalja Bosne i Hercegovine od najstarijih vremena do godine 1463 (in Serbo-Croatian), HKD Napredak, p. 555 
  3. ^ Ljubez, Bruno (2009), Jajce Grad: prilog povijesti posljednje bosanske prijestolnice, HKD Napredak, p. 149 
Royal titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Dorothy Garai
Queen consort of Bosnia
1443–1445
Vacant
Title next held by
Katarina Kosača