THE CANTACUZINOS AND THE BRANKOVICHES – DYNASTY DIRECTIONS AFTER SIGISMUND

  • Staretu, S.
Abstract:
The Cantacuzinos were a very large imperial orthodox family. The complexity of their relations through kinship goes from the Ottoman dynasty through kinship with Orhan to kinship with the family of Aragon. We can say that these kinships anticipate the genealogical tree of the later Corvinus kinships. This aspect must be directly related to the closest Cantacuzinos’ kinships, namely kinships to the Brankoviches. Brankovich is an old Nemanjic family, still undeterminable. They succeeded in imposing themselves through kinship with the Lazareviches and Mircea the Elder’s brother-in-law. Mircea the Elder was Hungarian Wallachia’s ruler. The Cantacuzino family played an important role in the idea of the late crusade. After the death of Theodore, Dimitri’s son, the latter Mathew’s son, the Cantacuzinos turn to Serbia. Irina, Dimitri’s daughter marries George Brankovich. She becomes the ancestor of Matthias Corvinus’s first wife. Her brother, Thomas, becomes ruler of the Smederevo citadel, as well as George Sakataj, another proposed ascendant of the Cantacuzinos. Theodore Cantacuzino finds refuge in Serbia as well. The three brothers, sons of Theodore, would then come to Hungarian Wallachia. That’s why Sheitanoglu would claim some of his daughters’ marriage with Lady Chiajna’s successors. She was a Brankovich . That happened under Sokolovich protection, as a Cantacuzino, as we would see.
SGEM Research areas:
Year:
2017
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
Cantacuzino; Brankovich; Nemanja; Matthias Corvinus; Stephen Lazarevic
Volume:
17
SGEM Book title:
4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2017
Book number:
2
SGEM Series:
International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts-SGEM
Pages:
205-212
Publisher address:
51 Alexander Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
Bulgarian Acad Sci; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Slovak Acad Sci; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; World Acad Sci; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Ac
Period:
24 - 30 August 2017
ISBN:
978-619-7408-18-8
ISSN:
2367-5659
Conference:
4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2017, 24 - 30 August 2017
DOI:
10.5593/sgemsocial2017/22/S08.027
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