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Born Zavida
Title Župan of Zahumlje
Lord of Ribnica
Children Tihomir
Stefan Nemanja
Parent(s) Possibly Uroš I or Vukan

Zavida (Serbian Cyrillic: Завида) or Beli Uroš (Бели Урош, "White Uroš") was a 12th-century Serbian royal who briefly ruled as Župan of Zahumlje and later held the title "Lord of Ribnica".

He was a close kinsman, or even a son, of Uroš I of Rascia, although this has not been clarified (Stefan Nemanja's descendants are named Vukan and Uroš in several generations).[1]

He ruled the province of Zahumlje before getting into conflict with his brothers,[1] resulting in him being "exiled"[1] (before 1113), to the Duklja region where he would hold the title of Lord of Ribnica (Part of present-day Podgorica). After the death of George of Duklja in the 1130s, the family of Zavida regained some of its power in Serbia.

The first-born child of Zavida, Tihomir was chosen to rule over Rascia as a Grand Župan (highest title) following Byzantiums division of the Serb lands by Manuel I, his other sons were given česti[2] (parts): Stracimir ruled West Morava, Miroslav ruled Zahumlje and Travunia, Stefan Nemanja was given Toplica, Ibar, Rasina and Reke.


  • Tihomir (died 1169), oldest son, ruled as Grand župan of Raška (1163.-(1166) 1168).
  • Stracimir (died after 1189), ruled the region of Western Morava (1163-(1166) 1168, 1169-?).
  • Miroslav (died 1196 or 1199), ruled Zahumlje (1163-(1166) 1168, and 1169 to his death).
  • Stefan Nemanja (1113–1199), youngest son, ruled as Grand župan of Raška ((1166) 1168 - 25.03. 1196).
  • Daughter(s), (as Nemanja and his brothers are registered as maternal uncles of Mihailo III of Duklja)
Royal titles
Title last held by
Župan of Zahumlje
under Uroš I

fl. 1112
Succeeded by
of Hum and Travunia

Slavogast of Hum


  1. ^ a b c Fine, J.V.A.; Van Antwerp Fine, J. (1994). The Late Medieval Balkans: A Critical Survey from the Late Twelfth Century to the Ottoman Conquest. University of Michigan Press. p. 3. ISBN 9780472082605. Retrieved 2015-04-05. 
  2. ^ Cirkovic, S.M. (2004). The Serbs. Wiley. p. 31. ISBN 9780631204718. Retrieved 2015-04-05.