Person:Stephen Uroš IV Dušan of Serbia (1)

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Stephen Uroš IV Dušan of Serbia
b.c. 1308
d.20 Dec 1355
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Name Stephen Uroš IV Dušan of Serbia
Alt Name Stefan Uroš IV Dušan of Serbia
Gender Male
Birth[1] c. 1308
Marriage 19 Apr 1332 to Helena of Bulgaria
Death[1] 20 Dec 1355
Reference Number? Q207303?


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Stefan Uroš IV Dušan, known as Dušan the Mighty ( / Dušan Silni; 1308 – 20 December 1355), was the King of Serbia from 8 September 1331 and Emperor and autocrat of the Serbs, Bulgarians, Greeks and Albanians from 16 April 1346 until his death. Dušan conquered a large part of southeast Europe, becoming one of the most powerful monarchs of the era. Under Dušan's rule, Serbia was the major power in the Balkans, and a multi-lingual empire that stretched from the Danube in the north to the Gulf of Corynth in the south, with its capital in Skopje. He enacted the constitution of the Serbian Empire, known as Dušan's Code, perhaps the most important literary work of medieval Serbia.

Dušan promoted the Serbian Church from an archbishopric to a Patriarchate, finished the construction of the Visoki Dečani monastery (a UNESCO site), and founded the Saint Archangels Monastery, among others. Under his rule Serbia reached its territorial, political, economic, and cultural peak.

Dušan died in 1355, seen as the end of resistance against the advancing Ottoman Empire and the subsequent fall of the Eastern Orthodox Church in the region.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Stephen Uroš IV Dušan of Serbia, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.