By senior1819
14 days ago

Croatian King Zvonimir

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On this date in 1076, Croatian Ban of Slavonia and Duke of Croatia, Demetrius Zvonimir or, just Zvonimir officially became King of Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia. This was a Medieval period and, naturally, the country was not united, as it was today; that's why all these confusing titles.

Since King Tomislav, Zvonimir was the 11th king in a row, belonged to dynasty Trpimirović and ruled in Knin, his residence, from 1075 to 1089, until his death.

His ruling was really peaceful and all his efforts were directed to economical and cultural growth of the country.

The Pope supported Zvonimir in his attempt to become a king and Pope's representative crowned him. In return, Zvonimir gifted the Benedictine monastery of Saint Gregory in Vrana to Pope and gave him a word that Catholicism shall be implemented in Croatia even more. On the Baška tablet, which is a great cultural and historical item, in Glagolitic script, Zvonimir's name was mentioned.

He is also an interesting figure cause, there is a theory that he died a violent and not natural death. Some historians state his curse to Croatian rulers or Croatians in general, in following words; "Let it be the God's will that you never have a king of your blood".

His prophecy came true. Very soon, in 1102, Hungarian dynasty Arpad came to Croatian throne.

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Violeta Very nice article dear
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