Vukoslavić noble family
(Serbian Kingdom, Empire and Despotate)
(Fall of Serbian Despotate)
The history starts with župan (Duke) Vukoslav, who held Trebinje, Gacko and Rudine in the western lands of King Stefan Dečanski, but loses them in 1328-1331. He was given an oblast that connected Pomoravlje (Ćuprija and Paraćin) with lower Timok over Čestobrodice, by Emperor Dušan the Mighty (r. 1331-1355).
Vukoslav had two sons, Crep and Držman. Crep was a vassal to Prince Lazar of Serbia, and held the frontier region around Petrus Fortress, in Paraćin. Crep, together with his neighbour noble Vitomir, defeated an Ottoman army at the Battle of Dubravnica on the Dubravnica River near Paraćin on the 25th of December, 1380/1381.
The family was involved in a brief conflict about a church and its villages (Lešje) that Vukoslav had given to Chilandar in 1360. The two brothers had asked for the return of these, and Lazar had supported them (mentioned in the chrysobulls of Lazar). It was settled in 1411, when Despot Stefan Lazarević gave Chilandar other donations, returning Vukoslavs' donations to Venedikt, the son of Crep.
- Vukoslav, Duke of towns in Herzegovina, later Pomoravlje
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