Elizabeth of Serbia
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Elizabeth of Serbia

Elizabeth of Serbia Baness of Bosnia

Baness of Bosnia
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Baness of Bosnia
Countries Bosnia and Herzegovina
Gender female
Birth 1 January 1270
Death 1 January 1331
Mother: Catherine of HungaryQueen of Serbia
Father: Stefan Dragutin
Spouse: Stephen IBan of Bosnia
Children: Stephen IIBan of BosniaVladislaus of Bosnia
The details

Elizabeth of Serbia (Bosnian: Elizabeta/Елизабета, Serbian: Jelisaveta/Јелисавета; fl. 1270 — died 1331) was Baness of Bosnia by her marriage to Stephen I, Ban of Bosnia.


Elizabeth was the daughter of King Stephen Dragutin of Serbia of the Nemanjić dynasty. Her mother was Catherine of Hungary. Elizabeth was the second of four children; her brother was Stephen Vladislav II of Syrmia.


After 1283, she married Stephen I Kotroman, Ban of Bosnia. Dragutin had already controlled two banates in Bosnia: Usora and Soli and Kotroman immediately fell under his influence – many of his acts were of Dragutin's command. The marriage was political and arranged by Ban Prijezda II who had attempted to forge an alliance with Stephen Dragutin (Elizabeth's father).

Elizabeth and Stephen had at least six children, all of whom are believed to have lived to adulthood:

  • Stephen II (born 1292), Ban of Bosnia, whose daughter was Elizabeth, Queen of Hungary and Poland
  • Vladislav (1295–1354), co-regent, whose son was Tvrtko I, the first King of Bosnia
  • Ninoslav (born c. 1288 in Jajce), whose daughter was Mary, Countess of Helfenstein
  • Miroslav
  • Katarina (Catherine, born c. 1294 in Bribir–1355), who married Nikola of Hum before 1338, with issues Vladislav and Bogiša
  • Marija (Mary, born c. 1308), who married Ludovik
  • possibly, a son (born c. 1300–died c. 1331)

After her husband's death in 1314, Elizabeth briefly ruled as regent for her eldest son, Stephen II. According to a 1601 source whose reliability is unknown, Elizabeth fled to the Republic of Ragusa (Dubrovnik). and died around 1331. Upon extinction of the Nemanjić dynasty, Elizabeth's grandson Tvrtko, Ban of Bosnia, had himself crowned King of Bosnia and King of Serbia based on his descent from Elizabeth.


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