Person:Stephen Dragutin of Serbia (1)

Stephen Dragutin _____, of Serbia
d.12 Mar 1316
  1. Stephen Dragutin _____, of Serbia - 1316
  2. Stephen Uroš II _____, Milutin of SerbiaEst 1253 - 1321
m. Est 1269
  1. Elizabeth of Serbia - 1331
  2. Stephen Vladislav II of Syrmia1280 - 1325
Facts and Events
Name Stephen Dragutin _____, of Serbia
Alt Name Stefan IV Dragutin _____
Gender Male
Birth? House of Nemanjić
Marriage Est 1269 Budapest, Hungaryto Catherine _____, of Hungary, Queen of Serbia
Death[1] 12 Mar 1316
Reference Number? Q290786?

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'Stefan Dragutin' (; 1244 – 12 March 1316) was King of Serbia from 1276 to 1282. From 1282, he ruled a separate kingdom which included northern Serbia, and (from 1284) the neighboring Hungarian banates (or border provinces), for which he was unofficially styled as "King of Syrmia". He was the eldest son of King Stefan Uroš I of Serbia and Helen of Anjou. He received the title of "young king" in token of his right to succeed his father after a peace treaty between Uroš I and Béla IV of Hungary who was the grandfather of Dragutin's wife, Catherine, in 1268. He rebelled against his father and forced him to abdicate with Hungarian assistance in 1282.

Dragutin abandoned Uroš I's centralizing policy and ceded large territories to his mother in appanage. After a riding accident, he abdicated in favor of his brother, Milutin in 1282, but he retained the northern regions of Serbia along the Hungarian border. Two years later, his brother-in-law, Ladislaus IV of Hungary, granted him three banatesMačva (or Sirmia ulterior), Usora and Solito him. He was the first Serbian monarch to rule Belgrade. With his brother's support, he also occupied the Banate of Braničevo in 1284 or 1285.

Dragutin was in theory a vassal both to his brother (for his Serbian territories), and to the Hungarian monarchs (for the four banates), but he actually ruled his realm as an independent ruler from the 1290s. His conflicts with Milutin developed into an open war in 1301 and he made frequent raids against the neighboring Hungarian lords from 1307. Most of the Serbian noblemen supported Dragutin, but he was forced to make peace with Milutin after Milutin's mercenaries routed him in 1311 or 1312. Before his death, he entered into a monastery and died as the monk Teokist. In the list of Serbian saints, Dragutin is venerated on 12 November or 30 October (Old Style and New Style dates).

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  1. Stephen Dragutin of Serbia, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.