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10th century in Serbia

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10th century in Serbia

Events from the 10th century in, or regarding, Historic Serbia or Serbs.



The following, of the Vlastimirović dynasty, ruled Serbia:

  • Petar (892–917)
  • Pavle (917–921)
  • Zaharija (921–924)
  • Časlav (927–960)
  • Events

  • 914–917
  • Byzantines sends envoys to Serbs and Magyars regarding an alliance against the Bulgarians.
  • Prince Petar of Serbia annexes Bosnia and Pagania.
  • Prince Petar comes into conflict with Michael of Zahumlje.
  • Michael warns the Bulgarians about the Serbian-Byzantine alliance.
  • 917
  • End of 20-year-peace between Serbia and Bulgaria;
  • Prince Petar defends an attack by his cousin and Bulgarian ally Pavle.
  • Prince Petar is captured by Bulgarian generals, sent to jail in Bulgaria, and dies within a year.
  • Pavle becomes the Serbian Prince.
  • 920
  • Prince Pavle defends an attack by his cousin and Byzantine ally Zaharija.
  • Zaharija is handed over to Symeon of Bulgaria.
  • Prince Pavle switches to Byzantine support.
  • 921–922
  • Zaharija is dispatched with Bulgarian troops and there is no more mention of Pavle.
  • Zaharija becomes the Serbian Prince.
  • Zaharija revows his loyalty to the Byzantine Empire.
  • 923
  • Zaharija united several Slav tribes along the common border to revolt against Bulgaria. Symeon sent an insufficient number of troops to quell the rebels; several Bulgarian generals were killed, their heads and weapons were sent to Constantinople by Zaharija as gifts and signs of loyalty
  • 924
  • Časlav is dispatched with Bulgarian troops, forcing Zaharija into exile in Croatia.
  • Symeon summons the Serbian nobility, to pay homage to their new Prince, Časlav, but instead of instating him, Symeon takes them captive, annexing Serbia.
  • 925
  • Michael of Zahumlje disappears from sources.
  • 893–927
  • a church is built in Sočanica.
  • 927
  • Croatian-Bulgar battle in eastern Bosnia
  • 927 or 933
  • Časlav returns to Serbia.
  • Časlav unites the tribes of Bosnia, Herzegovina, Old Serbia and Montenegro (incorporated Zeta, Pagania, Zahumlje, Travunia, Konavle, Bosnia and Rascia into Serbia, ι Σερβλια).
  • before 960
  • The Magyars invade Bosnia.
  • Časlav and his army defeats the Magyars. Kisa, the Magyar Duke, is killed by Tihomir. (see Battle of Drina)
  • Tihomir receives the Drina župania and marries the daughter of Časlav.
  • after 960
  • Kisa's widow returns with an army. Časlav is captured and killed.
  • Tihomir becomes the Serbian Prince.
  • 961–962
  • Saqaliba (Slavs) in the mountainous regions of Central Balkans, "west of the Bulgarians and east from the other Slavs (Croats)", have the reputation of being "the most courageous and violent".
  • 968–971
  • Sviatoslav's invasion of Bulgaria
  • 969–971
  • Serbia is conquered by the Byzantines.
  • 971–976
  • The Catepanate of Ras is established. "John" was the protospatharios and katepano of Ras.
  • ca. 990
  • Jovan Vladimir is born.
  • 992
  • A Serbian diplomatic mission, possibly sent from Duklja, arrives in the Byzantine capital of Constantinople and was recorded in a charter of the Great Lavra Monastery, written in 993.
  • 998
  • Rascia and Bosnia is annexed by Bulgaria.
  • early 10th century
  • Čučimir, of the Belojević noble family, holds Travunia.
  • 968–1018
  • Byzantine conquest of Bulgaria
  • 10th- or 11th century
  • "Peter" was the archon of Duklja.
  • Emperor Basil II (976–1025) installed a garrison in Belgrade.
  • References

    10th century in Serbia Wikipedia

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