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Duklja

Doclea or Duklja (Serbian Cyrillic: Дукља) was a medieval state with hereditary lands roughly encompassing the territories of present-day southeastern Montenegro, from Kotor on the west to the river Bojana on the east and to the sources of Zeta and Morača rivers on the north. Duklja was at first a vassal of the Eastern Roman Empire until it became a part of the Serbian Principality in the 9th century, under the Vlastimirović dynasty. After the Byzantine annexation of Serbia in the late 10th century, Duklja remained under Byzantine rule until the 1040s, when the local lord Stefan Vojislav managed to achieve independence for most of the maritime region under his rule; Duklja emerged as the most powerful polity, and became the center of the Serbian realm throughout the 11th century, ruled by the Vojislavljević dynasty.

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Petrislav Of Duklja
... Petrislav (Serbian Cyrillic Петрислав) was ruler of Duklja (or Diokleia), the most powerful Serbian principality of the time, until his death in around 1000 ... that mentions Petrislav is the Chronicle of the Priest of Duklja ... whose seal was found in the 19th century, which makes Petrislav the earliest Duklja's ruler whose existence is confirmed by primary historical sources ...
List Of Rulers Of Duklja - List of Rulers
... Reign Notes Geneaology archon Peter ? He was an archon of Duklja in the 10th or 11th century ... The seal shows that although Duklja underwent turmoil in the 9th century, the region still continued under Byzantine rule, or if not authority, influence. 1000-1016 Jovan fought to protect Duklja from Bulgarian expansion, making an alliance with Byzantium Bulgaria however conquered Duklja in 997 and took Jovan Vladimir prisoner ...
Desa Urošević
... or Desa of Serbia (Serbian Деса) was the Serbian Župan of Duklja (Zeta and Travunija, Primorje) (1148–1162), Co-ruler of Serbia 1149–1153, Grand Župan of ... In 1148 Desa attacked Radoslav of Duklja and took over Duklja with Travunia and became the Župan of the coastal Principalities (Primorje) under his elder brother Uroš II of Serbia ... Radoslav continued to rule Kotor, the south-west of Duklja ...
Medieval Dalmatian Principalities - Duklja
... Duklja was a Serbian medieval state with hereditary lands roughly encompassing the territories of the Zeta River, Skadar Lake and the Boka bay and bordering with Travunia at Kotor ... Duklja was at first a semi-independent part of the Grand Principality (Zhupanate) of Raška which was a vassal of the Eastern Roman Empire and later directly ... After a large fall, Duklja was incorporated into the unified Serbian state, where it remained until its last remains' falling to Ottoman hands ...
Duklja - History - List of Rulers
1077) King Constantine Bodin of Duklja and Dalmatia 1081 - 1101 Brothers Kings Dobroslav II and Mihailo of Duklja 1101 - 1102 King Dobroslav III of Duklja 1102 King Kočopar ... At times, a royal title including "Duklja" was adopted, however, "of the Maritime lands" was mostly used throughout the Middle Ages ... King Vukan II of Nemanja of Duklja 1196 - 1208 as a vassal of first Stephen I Nemanya and then Stefan II the First-crowned of Nemanja 1202 - 1204 independent ...