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|Mileva Olivera Lazarevi?|
|Princess of Serbia|
Kru?evac, Moravian Serbia
|Died||c. 1445 (aged 72–73)|
|Father||Lazar Hrebeljanovi? of Serbia|
Mileva Olivera Lazarevi?, Despina Hatun (Serbian Cyrillic: ? ? ; 1372 - after 1444) was a Serbian princess. She was the youngest daughter of Lazar of Serbia and Princess Milica and the wife of Ottoman Sultan Bayezid I, whom she married just after the Battle of Kosovo in 1389, as a pledge of peace between the Lazarevi? and Ottoman dynasties. After the marriage, she became Despina Hatun (Turkish for "Lady Despina").
Olivera Despina Hatun was born around 1372, the youngest daughter of Prince Lazar and Princess Milica of Serbia. Her mother was a descendant of Grand Prince (Veliki ?upan) Stefan Nemanja, the founder of the Nemanji? dynasty and the fourth cousin once removed of Emperor Du?an of Serbia. Olivera had four older sisters, Mara (mother of Serbian despot ?ura? Brankovi?), Dragana, Teodora, and Jelena (mother of Bal?a III, the last ruler of Zeta) and two brothers, Serbian despot Stefan Lazarevi? and Vuk.
After the Battle of Kosovo in 1389, Olivera was sent to the harem of Sultan Bayezid I, where she remained for the next 12 years and became one of the sultan's four wives (in addition to his concubines). Despite her marriage, she apparently never converted to Islam. She had a great influence on the sultan, which helped her people, country, and family survive the turbulent times.
Olivera died sometime after 1444.