Milica Despina of Wallachia
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Milica Despina of Wallachia
Milica Despina of Serbia
Milita Despina.jpg
Regent of Wallachia
Regency1521 - 1522
VoivodeTeodosie of Wallachia
Princess Consort of Wallachia
Reign1512 - 1521
Bornc.1485
Died30 January 1554
Sibiu, Transylvania
SpouseNeagoe Basarab of Wallachia
IssueTeodosie of Wallachia
Ioan
Petru
Stana of Wallachia
Angelina of Wallachia
Ruxandra of Wallachia
HouseHouse of Brankovi? (by birth)
House of Craiove?ti (by marriage)
FatherJovan Brankovi?, Despot of Serbia or ?or?e Brankovi?, Despot of Serbia
MotherJelena Jak?i? or Isabella del Balzo

Milica Despina (Serbian Cyrillic: ?; Romanian: Mili?a Despina; c. 1485 - 30 January 1554) was the Princess consort of Wallachia by marriage to Neagoe Basarab (r. 1512-1521). She was regent of Wallachia from 1521 to 1522, on the behalf of her son Teodosie of Wallachia. In later years she became a nun, and took the name Platonida.

Life

Princess Milica Despina was of Serbian origin, and closely related to noble houses of Brankovi? and Lazarevi?. In historiography, there are several theories about her parents. Some scholars think that she was one of the daughters of Serbian despot Jovan Brankovi? who died in 1502.[1] Others think that she was daughter of John?s elder brother, Serbian despot ?or?e Brankovi? who died in 1516. There is also some other views about her origin.[2]

Issue

Milica Despina and Neagoe Basarab had six children:

References

  1. ^ Filitti, 241-250.
  2. ^ Nicolescu, 95-117.

Literature

  • I. C. Filitti, "Despina, princesse de Valachie, fille présumée de Jean Brankovitch", Revista istoric? român?, I (3), Bucure?ti 1931, 241-250.
  • I. R. Mircea, P. ?. N?sturel, "De l'ascendance de Despina, épouse du voévode Neagoe Basarab", Romanoslavica, X, Bucure?ti 1964, 435-437.
  • C. Nicolescu, "Princesses Serbes sur le trône des Principautes Roumanies", ? ? , 5, ? 1969, 95-117.

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