Vuk Branković

1345 - 1397

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Vuk Branković (Serbian Cyrillic: Вук Бранковић, pronounced [ʋûːk brǎːnkoʋit͡ɕ], 1345 – 6 October 1397) was a Serbian medieval nobleman who, during the Fall of the Serbian Empire, inherited a province that extended over present-day southern and southwestern Serbia, entire Kosovo, the northern part of present day Republic of North Macedonia, and northern Montenegro. His fief (and later state) was known as Oblast Brankovića (District of Branković) or simply as Vukova zemlja (Vuk's land), which he held with the title of gospodin (lord, sir), under Prince Lazar of Serbia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vuk Branković has received more than 94,981 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Vuk Branković is the 3,164th most popular politician (up from 3,287th in 2019), the 48th most popular biography from Serbia (down from 45th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular Serbian Politician.

Vuk Branković was a Serbian nobleman and ruler of the Serbian Despotate from 1427 to 1456. He was the son of Serbian ruler Stefan Branković and the Byzantine princess Irene Kantakouzene.

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Among politicians, Vuk Branković ranks 3,164 out of 15,710. Before him are Nectanebo I, Zechariah of Israel, Emperor Taizu of Jin, Dian Wei, Taira no Kiyomori, and Abu'l-Fida. After him are Charles III, Duke of Parma, Berenice I of Egypt, Al-Wathiq, Sambhaji, Telipinu, and Emperor Go-Sai.

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Among people born in 1345, Vuk Branković ranks 3Before him are Charles III of Naples and Ferdinand I of Portugal. After him are Gongyang of Goryeo, Blanche of Lancaster, Helen of Bosnia, and Magnus I, Duke of Mecklenburg. Among people deceased in 1397, Vuk Branković ranks 2Before him is Francesco Landini. After him are Ivan Sratsimir of Bulgaria, Skirgaila, John II, Duke of Bavaria, Albert II, Duke of Bavaria, and Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester.

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Among people born in Serbia, Vuk Branković ranks 48 out of 469. Before him are Danilo Kiš (1935), Branislav Nušić (1864), Mihajlo Pupin (1858), Bora Milutinović (1944), Aleksandar Ranković (1909), and Tomislav Nikolić (1952). After him are Radomir Putnik (1847), Dragan Džajić (1946), Herennius Etruscus (220), Mihailo Obrenović (1823), Olivera Despina (1372), and Milena Dravić (1940).


Among politicians born in Serbia, Vuk Branković ranks 33Before him are Nikola Pašić (1845), Vojislav Koštunica (1944), Aşub Sultan (1627), Milan Nedić (1878), Aleksandar Ranković (1909), and Tomislav Nikolić (1952). After him are Radomir Putnik (1847), Herennius Etruscus (220), Mihailo Obrenović (1823), Alexander Karađorđević, Prince of Serbia (1806), Aleksandar Vučić (1970), and Moša Pijade (1890).