TitleŽupan of Zachumlia
Lord of Ribnica
Stefan Nemanja
Parent(s)Uroš I?
Anna Diogenissa?

Zavida (Serbian Cyrillic: Завида) or Beli Uroš (Бели Урош, "White Uroš") was a 12th-century Serbian royal who briefly ruled as Župan of Zachumlia and later held the title Lord of Ribnica.

He was a close kinsman, or even a son, of Uroš I of Rascia, although this has not been clarified (Stefan Nemanja's descendants are named Vukan and Uroš in several generations).[1]

He ruled the province of Zachumlia before getting into conflict with his brothers,[1] resulting in him being "exiled"[1] (before 1113), to the Duklja region where he would hold the title of Lord of Ribnica (Part of present-day Podgorica). After the death of George I of Duklja in the 1130s, the family of Zavida regained some of its power in Serbia.

The first-born child of Zavida, Tihomir was chosen to rule over Rascia as a Grand Župan (highest title) following Byzantiums division of the Serb lands by Manuel I, his other sons were given česti[2] (parts): Stracimir ruled West Morava, Miroslav ruled Zachumlia and Travunia, Stefan Nemanja was given Toplica, Ibar, Rasina and Reke.


Grandson of Zavida was King Stefan the First-Crowned.

Royal titles
Title last held by
Župan of Zachumlia
under Uroš I

fl. 1112
Succeeded by
of Hum and Travunia
Slavogast of Hum


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