Chvalimir NEMANJIC', Knez of Duklja
Dragomir NEMANJIC', Knez of Duklja and Trebinje [Montenegro]
Unnamed 1st Wife
Vojislav NEMANJIC', King of Duklja
(-Abt 1043)


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Unnamed KOMETOPOULAINA of the Bulgarians

Vojislav NEMANJIC', King of Duklja

  • Born: Duklja, Serbia
  • Married:
  • Died: Abt 1043, Prapratna, Duklja, Serbia
  • Buried: Church of St. Andrew, Prapratna, Duklja, Serbia

  Research Notes:

The Chronicle of the Priest of Duklja names "Voislav" as son of Dragomir and his first wife, recording that he "obtained the kingdom" after his father was killed, fought the Greeks and obtained "the land as far as Topliza". Fine comments that the 12th century Chronicle is not an ideal source and could have invented such a relationship to provide continuity with the dynasty of Ivan Vladimir. Europäische Stammtafeln conflates Vojislav and Dobroslav, who according to the Chronicle of the Priest of Duklja were half-brothers. Vojislav refused homage to Byzantium in [1034/36], was captured and sent to Constantinople, after which Duklja was administered by the strategos of Durazzo. Vojislav escaped from Byzantium and returned to Duklja, where he took refuge in the mountains with an ever-growing band of followers. He freed Duklja from Byzantine suzerainty, and established his capital at Shkodra (Scutari). After defeating Ljutovid Knez of Zahumlje and Trebinje, who led a Byzantine-inspired alliance which included Bosnia and Raška in 1042, Duklja annexed most of Zahumlje. Cedrenus records that "princeps Serborum Stephanus qui et Boisthlabus" was deposed, dated to [1040/42] from the context, and "Theophilo Erotico" installed to rule Serbia. Cedrenus records that "Stephanus qui et Boisthlabus" occupied "Illyricos…montes" and defeated "Michaele patricio Anastasii logothetæ filio, tum Dyrrachii præfecto" who was sent by Emperor Konstantinos IX Monomachos, dated to after [1042] from the context.

The Chronicle of the Priest of Duklja records that "King Voislav" reigned for 25 years, died in Prapatna, and was buried in the "church of St Andrew". 1

  Marriage Information:

Vojislav married an unnamed daughter of Gavriil Radomir KUMET, Tsar of Bulgaria, and Irina, Slave at Larissa. (Unnamed KOMETOPOULAINA was born between 990 and 1000 in Bulgaria and died after 1055.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Vojislav.

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