Jovan Oliver

Jovan Oliver

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Despot Jovan Oliver (ca. 1310-1356) was a 14th-century powerful Serbian nobleman and autonomous ruler under Serbian Emperor Du an the Mighty. Jovan was the son a vlastelin Gr in (, Greek) who had lands in some part of the Kingdom of Serbia. He is referred to in a Ragusan source as Oliver Gr ini, his knowledge of Greek lends support to the notion of Greek origin. He ruled his domain, in the modern-day Republic of Macedonia, as a semi-independent prince, acknowledging Du an's suzerainty but not subordinate to him. He probably had supported Dushan's overthrow of his father in 1331, and after the death of his first wife, Karavida, in 1336, he married Maria Palaiologina, Du an's stepmother. There is considerable scholarly debate as to when Jovan Oliver acquired his domains, i.e. whether he held them before Du an's accession, whether they were granted to him by Du an as a reward for his support, or whether he gained them as a result of his marriage to Maria.show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • Acu Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136635372
  • 9786136635378