Stefan Milutin

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Stefan Uroš II Milutin (Serbian Cyrillic: Стефан Урош II Милутин, romanized: Stefan Uroš II Milutin; c. 1253 – 29 October 1321), known as Stefan Milutin (Serbian Cyrillic: Стефан Милутин) or Saint King, was the King of Serbia between 12821321, a member of the Nemanjić dynasty. He was one of the most powerful rulers of Serbia in the Middle Ages and one of the most prominent European monarchs of his time. Milutin is credited with strongly resisting the efforts of Byzantine Emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos to impose Roman Catholicism on the Balkans after the Union of Lyons in 1274. During his reign, Serbian economic power grew rapidly, mostly due to the development of mining. He founded Novo Brdo, which became an internationally important silver mining site. As most of the Nemanjić monarchs, he was proclaimed a saint by the Serbian Orthodox Church with a feast day on October 30.[1][2][3][4]

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Stefan Uroš II Milutin
Стефан Урош II Милутин
King Milutin, founder's portrait (fresco) in "King's Church" of the Studenica monastery, painted during his lifetime, around 1314
Milutin the Ktetor
Died29 October 1321(1321-10-29) (aged 68)
Venerated inEastern Orthodox Church
King of Serbia
PredecessorStefan Dragutin
SuccessorStefan Dečanski
BornUroš II Milutin Nemanjić
St. Nedelya Cathedral in Sofia (relocated in 1460)
Helena Doukaina Angelina
Elizabeth of Hungary
Anna Terter of Bulgaria
Simonis Palaiologina
IssueStefan Konstantin
Stefan Uroš III Dečanski
HouseNemanjić dynasty
FatherStefan Uroš I
MotherHelen of Anjou
ReligionSerbian Orthodox