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Moravian Serbia

Serbian principality between 1371 and 1402 / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Moravian Serbia (Serbian: Моравска Србија, romanized: Moravska Srbija), the Principality of Moravian Serbia (Serbian: Кнежевина Моравска Србија, romanized: Kneževina Moravska Srbija) or the Realm of Prince Lazar are the names used in historiography for the largest and most powerful Serbian principality to emerge from the ruins of the Serbian Empire (1371).[1] Moravian Serbia was named after Morava, the main river of the region.[lower-alpha 1][3] The independent principality in the region of Morava was established in 1371, and attained its largest extent in 1379 through the military and political activities of its first ruler, prince Lazar Hrebeljanović. In 1402 it was raised to the Serbian Despotate, which would exist until 1459.[4]

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Principality of Moravian Serbia
Кнежевина Моравска Србија (Serbian)
Kneževina Moravska Srbija (Serbian)
Moravian Serbia in the second half of the 14th century
StatusVassal of the Ottoman Empire (1390–1402)
Common languagesSerbian
Serbian Orthodox
Demonym(s)Serbian, Serb
Prince (Knyaz) 
Lazar Hrebeljanović
Stefan Lazarević
Historical eraMiddle Ages
 Promotion to despotate
CurrencySerbian Perper
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Serbian Empire
Serbian Despotate
Today part of
  1. The political status of Kosovo is disputed. Having unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in 2008, Kosovo is formally recognised as an independent state by 101 UN member states (with another 13 states recognising it at some point but then withdrawing their recognition) and 92 states not recognizing it, while Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own territory.