Lazar Branković Đurđević

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Lazar Branković Đurđević

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Birthplace: Белград, Serbia
Death: February 20, 1458 (36-37)
Смедеревски Град, Serbia
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Son of Despot Đurađ Branković and Despotess Eirene Branković
Husband of Helena Đurđević
Father of Jelena Mara Branković Tomašević; Irina Branković Đurđević Lazarević; Milica Branković di Tocco and Jerina Scanderbeg Castreotti
Brother of Despina Hatun; Stefan Branković and Katarina Celjska
Half brother of Todor Vuković; Grgur Vuković and Vuk Vuković

Occupation: деспот Србије (1456-1458)
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DJURADJ Vuković Branković, son of VUK Branković & his wife Mara Lazarević ([1375]-Semendria 24 Dec 1456). ... [m firstly ---. According to Nicol[393], the first wife of Djuradj Branković was the sister of Ioannes IV Emperor of Trebizond although he cites no source to support this. From a chronological point of view, this is unlikely to be correct as the father of Emperor Ioannes was born in 1382 and married in late 1395. There appears to be no evidence that Djuradj had a former wife[394].] m [secondly] ([26 Dec 1414]) EIRENE Kantakuzene, daughter of THEODOROS Kantakuzenos & his wife --- (-Rudnik 2 May 1457). ... Djuradj & his wife had [six] children:

  • 1. [TODOR (-before 11 Sep 1429). ...
  • 2. GRGUR ([1415]-Čilandar 16/17 Oct 1459). ... m JELISAVETA, daughter of ---. ... Grgur had one possible illegitimate child by an unknown mistress:
    • ...
  • 3. MARA ([1416/17]-Ježovo 14 Sep 1487, bur Kosinitza, Eikosiphoinissa monastery of the Virgin[410]). ... m (betrothed Jun 1433, Adrianople 4 Sep 1435) as his sixth wife, Sultan MURAD II, son of Sultan MOHAMMED I & his second wife Amina Khanum (Amasya Jun 1404-Adrianople 13 Feb 1451, bur Bursa, near Muradiya Mosque). ...
  • 4. STEFAN ([1417]-Belgrado in Friulia 9 Oct 1476). ... m (Skutari 1461) ANGELJINA Araniti, daughter of GJERGJ Komino Araniti & his first wife Maria Musaki (-Krušedol 1516). ...
    • ...
  • 5. CANTACUZINA [Catherina] (-Ježovo [1490/92]). ... m (20 Apr 1434) ULRIC von Celje, son of FREDERIC Graf von Celje [Cilly] & his first wife (1406-murdered Belgrade 9 Nov 1456).
  • 6. LAZAR Branković ([1421]-20 Jan 1458). The Masarelli Vatican manuscript names (in order) Gregory, Stephen, Lazar, Maria, and Cantacuzina as the children of George of Serbia & his wife[461]. Theodoros Spandounes names "il primo…il Despoto Stefano, el secundo…il Despoto Curgur…il terzo…Lazaro Despoto" as the three sons of "Despoto Jurgo" and his wife[462]. “Georgius, Serbiæ despotes” donated to “monasterio montis Atho Esphigmeni” by charter dated 11 Sep 1429, with “imagines Georgii et conjugis Irenæ et filiorum Gregorii, Stephani (et Lazari) et “filiarum Maræ et Cantacuzenæ”[463]. “Georgius, Serbiæ despotæ, et filii Gregorius, Stephanus et Lazarus” confirmed the privileges of the Ragusans by charter dated 17 Sep 1445[464]. Byzantine despot 1446. He succeeded his father in 1456 as Despot of Serbia, but submitted to Sultan Mohammed II in Jan 1457. His short reign seems to have been marked by family quarrels with his mother and brother, in the face of extreme threat of an Ottoman invasion. He appointed Michael Andjelović [Angelos] as Grand Vojvoda in Serbia, who after Lazar's death was chosen to lead a collective council to rule Serbia[465]. Georgius Phrantzes records the death in Nov "anno 6966" of "Lazarus despota" and that "ameras Mehemeti" sent "beglerbego suo" to capture "Smentorobum et totam Serviam"[466]. m (Semendria [Oct/18 Dec] 1446) HELENE Palaiologina, daughter of THOMAS Palaiologos Despot of Morea & Aikaterina Asanina Zachariaina Lady of Arcadia ([1431][467]-Leukas 7 Nov 1473). Georgius Phrantzes records that in Oct in "anni 6955" "Helena Despœna, Thomas despotæ filia" was sent to Serbia to marry "Lazaro, filio Georgii despotæ"[468]. The Masarelli Vatican manuscript records that Lazar married a daughter of Despot Thomas Palaiologos[469]. Theodoros Spandounes records that "Lazaro Despoto" married "la figliola di Thoma Paleologo Dispoto della Morea"[470]. After her husband's death, she attempted to assume power in Serbia together with her brother-in-law Stefan[471]. Local Serbs rebelled after Ottomans seized Smederevo in Mar 1458, taking Michael Andjelović prisoner, which enabled Jelena to assume power. She arranged the marriage of her daughter to the King of Bosnia in an attempt to gather support for her position. The Ottomans captured Smederevo during a major assault 20 Jun 1459 which marked the final end of the Serbian state[472]. She fled with her two younger daughters to the island of Leukas[473], where she converted to Catholicism and became a nun as HYPOMONE[474]. Georgius Phrantzes records that in autumn "anni 6977 regina domina Helena Palaeologa despotæ Serviæ uxor" left "ad rem publicam Venetorum" from Corfu[475]. Georgius Phrantzes records the death 7 Nov "anni 6982" of "Helena Palaeologa regina, monacha…Hypomone"[476]. Lazar & his wife had three children:
    • a) JELENA Branković (1447-in Hungary after 1498). ... She adopted the name MARIJA on her marriage. ... m (Smederevo 1 Apr 1459) STJEPAN Tomašević of Bosnia, son of STJEPAN TOMAŠ King of Bosnia & his first wife Vojača (-beheaded Jajce Jun 1463). ...
    • b) JERINA . ... m GJON Castrioti, son of GJERGJ Kastrioti "Skanderbeg" & his wife Andronika Araniti (before 1457-after 1495).
    • c) MILICA (-1464). ... m (Dubrovnik 1 May 1463) as his first wife, LEONARDO Tocco Count of Zante and Kefalonia Duke of Leucadia, son of CARLO [II] Tocco "Lord of Arta" & his wife Raimondina di Ventimiglia (-[1495/96]).
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