Pribina, Ban of Croatia

Pribina
Ban of Croatia
In office
c. 949 – 969
MonarchMiroslav (945–949)
Michael Krešimir II (949–969)
Preceded byunknown
Succeeded byGodimir

Pribina was a Croatian nobleman and politician who is the first historically attested Ban of Croatia, having served under kings Miroslav and Michael Krešimir II of Croatia.

Pribina is known to have killed king Miroslav during a civil war in the kingdom, and replaced him with Michael Krešimir II because the former had restrained his jurisdiction over some areas.[1] He ruled over counties (županija) Gacka, Krbava and Lika, according to De Administrando Imperio. He is also referred to in a charter as potens banus, meaning "powerful ban".[2]

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