Danilo I(Danilo Petrović-Njegoš) (dänē`lō), 1670?–1735, last elected prince-bishop (vladika) of MontenegroMontenegro
, Serbo-Croatian Crna Gora, officially Republic of Montenegro, republic (2011 pop. (2011 pop. 185,937), 5,332 sq mi (13,810 sq km), W Balkan Peninsula.
..... Click the link for more information. (1696–1735) and founder of the Petrović-Njegoš dynasty. After coordinating defense operations and settling, at least partially, tribal (family) disputes among his people, Danilo launched a struggle against the Ottomans in 1711. During his rule political ties between Russia and Montenegro were first established. In 1715, Danilo visited Czar Peter IPeter I
or Peter the Great,
1672–1725, czar of Russia (1682–1725), major figure in the development of imperial Russia. Early Life
Peter was the youngest child of Czar Alexis, by Alexis's second wife, Natalya Naryshkin.
..... Click the link for more information. at St. Petersburg and secured his alliance against the Ottomans—a journey that became traditional among his successors. He subsequently recovered Zeta from the Ottomans and restored the monastery at Cetinje. Empowered to choose his successor, Danilo designated his nephew. This became the usual order of succession, the prince-bishops being bound to celibacy.