- Michael Krešimir II of Croatia
Michael Krešimir II King of Croatia
Croatia before his conquest of Bosnia in 968
Reign 949–969 Coronation 949 Died 969 Buried Church of St. Mary, Solin Predecessor Miroslav of Croatia Successor Stephen Držislav Consort Jelena of Zadar Royal House House of Trpimirović Father Krešimir I of Croatia
Michael Krešimir II (Croatian: Mihajlo Krešimir) (died 969) was a King of Croatia from 949 to his death in 969. He was a member of the House of Trpimir. Krešimir II was a son of Krešimir I and the younger brother of Miroslav, who preceded him as King of Croatia in 945.
In a civil war between ban Pribina, who objected against restraining his jurisdiction over the kingdom, and Croatia's King Miroslav, the king was eventually killed in 949, and Mihajlo Krešimir was installed on the throne with the help of Pribina.
The Croatian kingdom reached its former glory during Michael's reign. He ravaged the Bosnian župa's Uskoplje, Luka and Pleva, and eventually conquered the whole region of Bosnia that was originally lost during the reign of Miroslav. The Bosnian ban fled to Hungary, after realizing he couldn't fight back and, by 968, Michael pacified the local tribes, establishing full control.
Mihajlo and his wife Jelena of Zadar had good relations with the Dalmatian cities. Jelena built the royal family mausoleum in Solin where, at the end of the 19th century, an inscription of her grave was found and translated, bearing her title Queen. She outlived Michael for 7 years.
Mihajlo ruled until his death, and his son Stjepan Držislav succeeded him.
- ^ Rudolf Horvat, Povijest Hrvatske I., Zagreb, 1924.
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King of Croatia
House of TrpimirovićTrpimir I (845–864) · Zdeslav (878–879) · Muncimir (892–910) · Tomislav (910–928) · Trpimir II (928–935) · Krešimir I (935–945) · Miroslav (945–949) · Michael Krešimir II (949–969) · Stephen Držislav (969–997) · Svetoslav Suronja (997–1000) · Krešimir III (1000– c. 1030) and Gojslav (1000–c. 1020) · Stephen I (c. 1030–1058) · Peter Krešimir IV (1058–1074) · Demetrius Zvonimir (1075–1089) · Stephen II (1089–1091) Monarchs of Croatia House of Trpimirović (Croatia)Tomislav (910–928) · Trpimir II (928–935) · Krešimir I (935–945) · Miroslav (945–949) · Michael Krešimir II (949–969) · Stephen Držislav (969–997) · Svetoslav Suronja (997–1000) · Krešimir III (1000– c. 1030) with Gojslav (1000–c. 1020) · Stephen I (c. 1030–1058) · Peter Krešimir IV (1058–1074) · Demetrius Zvonimir (1075–1089) · Stephen II (1089–1091) House of Árpád (Hungary)Ladislaus I (1091–1093) House of Svačić (Croatia)Petar Svačić (1093–1097) House of Árpád (Hungary)Coloman (1097–1116) • Stephen III (1116–1131) • Béla I (1131–1141) • Géza (1141–1162) • Stephen IV (1162–1172) • Ladislaus I (1162–1163) • Stephen V (1163) • Stephen IV (1163–1172) • Béla II (1172–1196) • Emeric (1196–1204) • Ladislaus II (1204–1205) • Andrew I (1205–1235) • Béla III (1235–1270) • Stephen VI (1270–1272) • Ladislaus III (1272–1290) House of Anjou (Naples)Charles Martel (1290–1295) House of Árpád (Hungary)Andrew II (1295–1301) House of Anjou (Naples) House of Luxemburg (Bohemia)Sigismund (1387–1437) House of Savoy (Savoy)Tomislav II (1941–1943)
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