Serbian Despotate

Reign of Đurađ Branković
Đurađ Branković (1899) by Leon Koen
1427 Jan 1

Reign of Đurađ Branković

Belgrade, Serbia

As despot Stefan had no children of his own, already in 1426 he bequeathed the Despotate to his nephew, Đurađ Branković, who succeeded him upon his death on July 19, 1427. Already the second most important figure in the Despotate for the last 15 years, he was confirmed as despot by the Byzantine emperor John VIII Palaeologus in 1429.