Petrislav of Rascia

Petrislav of Rascia
Petrislav Vojislavljević
Prince of Rascia (Župan)
Prince of Rascia
Reign ca. 1060–1083
Successor Vukan
  • Vukan, Grand Prince of Rascia
  • Marko, Prince
House Vojislavljević
Father Mihailo I
Religion Eastern Christianity

Petrislav (Serbian: Петрислав[A]; fl. 1060–1083) was the Prince of Rascia, a province under the Grand Principality of Doclea, from 1060 to 1083. He was appointed to govern Rascia by his father, Grand Prince Mihailo I, who had reunited Rascia (the Zagora-region in the Serbian Principality) into the Serbian realm after decades of Byzantine annexation.


Bosnia, Zahumlje and Rascia never were incorporated into an integrated state with Duklja.[1] Each principality had its own nobility and institutions, simply requiring a member of the royal family to rule as Prince or Duke.[1]


Petrislav was the last son of Mihailo I and his Greek second wife.[1]

Mihailo I conquered Rascia from the Byzantines between 1060 and 1074.[2] He appointed Petrislav as Prince of Rascia.[2] Mihailo I died in 1081, and Constantine Bodin succeeded as Prince.[2] By 1085, the Vojislavljević brothers suppressed the revolt in the župa of Zeta, staged by their cousins, the sons of Radoslav. Constantine Bodin ruled unchallengedly.

He was succeeded by his two sons, Vukan and Marko, in 1083.[1]

Petrislav of Rascia
Royal titles
Preceded by
as strategos of Serbia
Prince of Rascia
Succeeded by
Title last held by
Catepan of Ras


  1. ^ Name: His name was Petrislav, in Latin Petrislavus. He was a descendant of Vojislavljević, his father was Mihailo, hence, according to the contemporary naming culture, his name was Petrislav Mihailović Vojislavljević (Петрислав Војислављевић).


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