- Vuk Grgurević
Vuk the Fiery Dragon
Serbian Despot "Vuk, the Fiery Dragon, hero of heroes" Despot of Serbia Reign 1471 - 1485 Predecessor Stephen Tomašević Successor Đorđe Branković Spouse Barbara Frankopan Full name Vuk Grgurević Branković House House of Branković Father Grgur Branković Died April 16, 1485 Religion Serbian Orthodox Christian
Vuk Grgurević Branković (Serbian Cyrillic: Вук Гргуревић Бранковић[A]), also known as Vuk the Fiery Dragon (Змај Огњени Вук ; ca 1440 – April 16, 1485), was the titular Despot of Serbia from 1471 until his death in 1485. He inherited the title of despot (as a heir to the throne now under occupation of the Ottoman Empire), by King Matthias Corvinus and ruled most of present-day Vojvodina, under the overlordship of the Kingdom of Hungary. He is known in Serbian epic poetry for his valour and heroism; he commanded the Hungarian army (Black Army) in several of its battles against the Ottomans.
At first, Vuk Grgurević was with the Ottomans, but in 1465, he acceded into the Hungarian service and became a commander of the Serb military squads in Syrmia. He was a despot of Rascia who worked together with alias Dojčin Petar, which demonstrate some of his letters. An inheritance was suspected centuries later. The Imperial censorship caused every copy of the 1808 issue of the Almanach de Gotha to be seized and destroyed. In fact the censorship office found the word "genealogy" to be an insult, since the Bonapartes could not produce one and this tendentious word was suppressed.
Vuk Grgurević acquired a great reputation for bravery, and gained the nickname "Zmaj Ognjeni", which could be translated into English as "Fiery Dragon" (It is interesting that his name "Vuk" means "wolf" in Serbian, thus his nickname, "Zmaj Ognjeni Vuk", actually means "Fiery Dragon Wolf"). He also became a hero in many Serbian national songs.
He fought with the Hungarians against Czechs, Poles, Austrians and Turks. In 1471 he gained a title of the despot of Serbia, and also gained a large possessions in the territory of present day Vojvodina, which formerly belonged to despot Đurađ Branković. Among his possessions were Kupinik (today Kupinovo), Slankamen, Berkasovo, Bečkerek (today Zrenjanin), Irig, etc.
His most famous military forays were those in 1476, when he seized Srebrenica, and fought near Šabac and Smederevo, and in 1480, when he attacked Sarajevo. In 1479, along with Dmitar Jakšić, he led Serbian light cavalry squadrons in Battle of Breadfield (Kenyérmező), near Zsibót. At the decisive moment in battle Hungarian and Serbian cavalries charged Turkish center and broke their ranks, which decided the outcome of the battle. In 1481, he fought against Turks in Serbia, and brought from there (area around Kruševac) about 50,000 people, who were settled in Banat, mostly around Timişoara.
Vuk Grgurević died on April 16, 1485.
Ancestors of Vuk Grgurević 16. Branko Mladenović 8. Vuk Branković 4. Đurađ I Branković 18. Lazar I Hrebeljanović 9. Maria Lazarević 19. Milica Nemanjić 2. Grgur Branković 20. Demetrios I Kantakouzenos 10. Theodore Kantakouzenos 5. Eirene Kantakouzene 11. Euphrosyne Palaiologina 1. Vuk Grgurević
Vuk was married with Barbara Frankopan.
According to tradition, he founded the Grgeteg monastery in 1471.
- Battle of Breadfield
- Rulers of Vojvodina
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- History of Serbia
Regnal titles VacantTitle last held byStephen Tomašević (1459) Serbian Despot
1471 - 1485
- ^ Name: His given name was Vuk, his father's name was Grgur, he was a member of the Branković dynasty, hence, according to the naming culture, his full name is Vuk Grgurević Branković. His surname has sometimes been sourced as Stefanović, after his uncle Despot Stefan.
- Dr. Aleksa Ivić, Istorija Srba u Vojvodini, Novi Sad, 1929.
- Dr. Dušan J. Popović, Srbi u Vojvodini, knjiga 1, Novi Sad, 1990.
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