A contribution to the biography of great voivode Mihailo Angelović Cover Image

Прилог биографији великог војводе Михаила Анђеловића
A contribution to the biography of great voivode Mihailo Angelović

Author(s): Aleksandar Krstić
Subject(s): 15th Century
Published by: Vizantološki institut SANU
Keywords: Mihailo Angelović; great čelnik; great voivode; Despot Đurađ (George) Branković; John (János) Hunyadi; László Pataki

Summary/Abstract: The paper discusses data provided by a charter of the Hungarian estates, issued on March 13, 1450, which resulted from a litigation instituted by John Hunyadi against László Pataki, the familiaris of Serbian despot Đurađ Branković. According to the presented accusations, Despot Đurađ captured Hunyadi after the defeat on the Kosovo field in 1448, acting upon the persuasion of his wife, sons, „Michaelis vayvode Chelnek dicti de Uhad” and four of his Hungarian familiares. Based on this document and other known data on Mihailo Angelović, the author concludes that the aforementioned voivode Michael is no other than this Serbian nobleman of Byzantine origin. A noble title „de Uhad” shows that Mihailo Angelović had possessions in Hungary in 1450. This possession is most likely identical with the settlement Ohád (Ohát) near Ghilad in the Romanian Banat.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 52
  • Page Range: 359-379
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Serbian