Information about Lord Ivan Crnojević of Zeta

Lord Ivan Crnojević of Zeta ((unknown) - June 1490)

Ivan Crnojević (Serbian Cyrillic: Иван Црнојевић), also known as Ivan the Black was the Lord of Zeta from 1465 to 1490.

Ivan Crnojević was a member of the Crnojević noble family. He was born to father Stefan Crnojević and mother Mara Kastrioti. Ivan had two brothers, Andrija and Božidar. Ivan first married Gojislava, the sister of Albanian lord Gjergj Arianiti, and he also became related with titular Serbian Despot Stefan Branković through his wife Angelina, from the same family. Ivan's second wife was Mara, a sister of Stefan Vukčić Kosača. Ivan had four children, three sons and one daughter. Two of his sons were notable: Đurađ Crnojević and Staniša "Stanko" Crnojević. When Ivan died in 1490 his son Đurađ succeeded him as the Lord of Zeta until the Ottomans forced him to leave Zeta in 1496.

He used the title Gospodar (Latin: Dominus; Lord) of Zeta.

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