The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



(Nemanjić), dynasty that ruled Serbia from the first half of the 12th century until 1371.

The founder of the dynasty, Grand Župan of Rascia (Raska) Stefan Nemanja (ruled 1170–96), laid the basis for a unified feudal state in Serbia. His son, Grand Župan Stefan Prvovenčani (First-crowned), who ruled from 1196 to 1227, adopted the title of king in 1217. Stefan Prvovenčani was the father of three kings of Serbia: Stefan Radoslav (ruled 1227–34), Stefan Vladislav (ruled 1234–43), and Stefan Uros I (ruled 1243–76). The next two rulers of Serbia were both sons of Stefan Uros I: Stefan Dragutin (ruled 1276–82) and Stefan Uros II Milutin (ruled 1282 to 1321), who was succeeded by his son, Stefan Uros III Dečanski (ruled 1321–31).

Dečanski’s son, Stefan Uros IV Dusan (ruled 1331–55), created a vast Serbo-Greek kingdom on the Balkan Peninsula and proclaimed himself emperor of the Serbs and the Greeks. During the reign of Stefan Dušan’s son, Emperor Stefan Uros (ruled 1355–71), the Nemanja state collapsed, and the dynasty came to an end.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
NEMANJA Matic insists he is ready to lead the team after being tipped as a candidate to become the next United captain.
NEMANJA MATIC hopes to follow in the footsteps of legends Bryan Robson, Roy Keane and fellow Serb Nemanja Vidic - and be the next Manchester United captain.
NEMANJA MATIC has revealed how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer takes time to analyse each of his performances on video after every Manchester United game.
KIND-hearted Manchester United footballer Nemanja Matic has pledged PS63,000 so a young cancer patient can get treatment.
With over 25 years of experience in hospitality, Nemanja Acimovic has worked for many international hotel chains such as Starwood and Hilton in the gulf region and Australia.
The new recruits, Mustafa Ainen has been appointed as director of operations across Middle East markets, Nemanja Acimovic as director of operations, United Arab Emirates and Sathis Aravinda as director of revenue in the Middle East and Africa.
Mourinho saw his side go 2-0 down just after the break before a stunning comeback was capped by a Nemanja Matic wonder goal in stoppage time.
SWANSEA boss Paul Clement has expressed his surprise that Chelsea allowed Nemanja Matic to join Manchester United as he prepares for a reunion.
By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO --1 August 2017 : Manchester United officially announced on Monday the signing of Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic on a three-year contract.
MANCHESTER United have announced the signing of midfielder Nemanja Matic from Chelsea.