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Iwan Wladislav, Tsar of Western Bulgaria

Male Abt 975 - 1018  (~ 43 years)


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  • Name Iwan Wladislav 
    Suffix Tsar of Western Bulgaria 
    Born Abt 975  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Feb 1018  Dyrrhachium, Albania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I10699  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of DGH, Ancestor of DK, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of LMH, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK, Ancestor of UKL, Ancestor of WPF
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father Aron of Western Bulgaria,   d. 14 Jun 976, Dupnitsa, Bulgaria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3458  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marija,   b. Abt 975,   d. Aft 1029  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Trajan, Khan of Western Bulgaria
    +2. Alusian, Tsar of Bulgaria,   b. Abt 995
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F5458  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Tsar of Bulgaria from Aug-Sep 1015 to Feb 1018. Killed in the Battle of Dyrrhachium.

      "Saved from death by his cousin Gavril Radomir, the Bulgarian Emperor, in 976, Ivan Vladislav murdered him in October 1015 and seized the Bulgarian throne. Due to the desperate situation of the country following the decades-long war with the Byzantine Empire, and in an attempt to consolidate his position, he tried to negotiate truce with the Byzantine emperor Basil II. After the failure of the negotiations he continued the resistance, attempting unsuccessfully to push the Byzantines back. During his period of rule, Ivan Vladislav tried to strengthen the Bulgarian army, reconstructed many Bulgarian fortresses and even carried out a counter-offensive, but died at the Battle of Dyrrhachium in 1018. After his death his widow, Empress Maria, the Patriarch and most of the nobility finally surrendered to Basil II, who soon suppressed the last remnants of resistance and brought about the end of the First Bulgarian Empire." [Wikipedia]

  • Sources 
    1. [S49] Genealogics by Leo Van de Pas, continued by Ian Fettes and Leslie Mahler.

    2. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008., year only.