13 Facts About Serbian Empire


Serbian Empire was a medieval Serbian state that emerged from the Kingdom of Serbia.

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Serbian Empire promoted the Serbian Archbishopric to the Serbian Patriarchate.

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Serbian Empire effectively ended with the death of Uros V in 1371 and the break-up of the Serbian state.

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However, Dusan had significant support from the major part of the Serbian Empire nobility, including the Serbian Empire archbishop Danilo, and some of the king's most trusted generals, such as Jovan Oliver Grcinic.

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Tsar Dusan doubled the size of Serbian Empire state, seizing territories in all directions, especially south and southeast.

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Serbian Empire did not fight a single field battle, instead winning his empire by besieging cities.

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Dusan undertook a campaign against the Byzantine Serbian Empire, which was attempting to avert a deteriorating situation after the destruction caused by the Fourth Crusade.

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Serbian Empire gave sanctuary to the former regent of the Byzantine Empire, John VI Kantakouzenos, in revolt against the government, and agreed to an alliance.

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Serbian Empire left a portion of his army to continue besieging Bobovac; sent another portion to conquer the region of Krajina, while he himself led a third portion to conquer Hum.

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Serbian Empire was welcomed as a liberator in Sibenik and Trogir, but as the Byzantine emperor John Kantakouzenos attacked Dusan from the south, capturing the city of Veria and Edessa, Dusan was forced to retreat and repel him.

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Serbian Empire gave strict orders to combat piracy and to assure the safety of travelers and foreign merchants.

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The main strength of the Serbian Empire army were the heavily armoured knights feared for their ferocious charge and fighting skills, as well as hussars, versatile light cavalry formations armed mainly with spears and crossbows, ideal for scouting, raiding and skirmishing.

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The Serbian Empire already included most of the region, and to transform the peninsula into a cohesive whole under a rule of a single master required seizure of Constantinople to add to Serbia what remained of the Byzantine Empire.

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