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Stefan Nemanjić or Stefan the First-Crowned (Стефан Првовенчани, Stefan Prvovenčani, ; around 1165 – 24 September 1228) was Grand Prince of Serbia from 1196, and the King of Serbia from 1217 until his death in 1228. He was the first official Serb King (see Mihailo I), and through his promotion of the Serbian Grand Principality into a kingdom and helping his brother Saint Sava in establishing the Serbian Church, he is regarded one of the most important of the long lasting Nemanjić dynasty.
Stefan's literary opus is modest but of high quality. He wrote "The Life of Stefan Nemanja," a biography his father.