Grand Principality of Serbia

Nemanja  meets Barbarossa
The 1189 Meeting of Stefan Nemanja and Frederick Barbarossa (19th century) by Kosta Mandrović ©Image Attribution forthcoming. Image belongs to the respective owner(s).
1189 Jul 1

Nemanja meets Barbarossa

Niš, Serbia

In Niš, in the new capital of Stefan Nemanja, the German emperor and the grand zoupan met at the end of July 1189. At the meeting, Nemanja asked Barbarossa for the Crusaders to go to war against Byzantium. However, Barbarossa rejected this proposal in a diplomatic manner, wanting to ensure only a safe passage for his army through Byzantium.

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Last Updated: Tue May 17 2022