Dragana of Serbia
|Empress consort of Bulgaria|
|Successor||Vacant. Title next held by Eleonore Reuss of Köstritz as Princess of Bulgaria.|
|Spouse||Emperor Ivan Shishman of Bulgaria|
|Father||Prince Lazar Hrebeljanović of Serbia|
|Mother||Princess Milica Nemanjić|
Dragana (Bulgarian: Драгана) was a Bulgarian empress consort, second wife of Ivan Shishman (r. 1371–1395). She was a daughter of the Serbian prince Lazar and Milica Nemanjić. There are almost no historical sources about her. There is a text in the Boril obituary concerning the consorts of Ivan Shishman:
|“||...To Kira Maria, the pious empress to the great emperor Ivan Shishman, eternal memory. To mistress Desislava, mother of the pious empress Maria - to the great emperor Ivan Shishman, called in angel's form Debora, eternal memory...||”|
Based on that text, the historian Plamen Pavlov has suggested a new theory about the empress. He assumes that since Lazar had no wife named Desislava, it is possible that the first wife of Ivan Shishman was Maria and Dragana was called Kira Maria, unless there is a mistake in the paragraph.
Dragana of SerbiaBorn: ? Died: ?
|Empress consort of Bulgaria
Title next held byEleonore Reuss of Köstritz
as Princess of Bulgaria