Vukoslav Hrvatinić (second half of the 13th century – no later than 1343) was the son of Prince Hrvatin Stjepanić and the brother of Pavle and Vukac Hrvatinić. In the charters of the King of Naples Charles II and the princes of Bribir, issued to Prince Hrvatin Stjepanić in the period from 1299 to 1305, other members of his family were mentioned, although not by name, which certainly also refers to Vukoslav. The first time his name appears in historical sources is in his own charter, which was issued in Sanica in 1315, in which he is referred to as “Prince Vukoslav”. It was through this charter that he reconciled a certain Vuk son of Obrad with other members of his kindred. It was ten years later, on May 25, 1325, that Prince Vukoslav issued a charter declaring the illegitimate son of a certain Juraj free, as well as the first reference to Ključ in historical sources. From the charters mentioned, it is not possible to determine who were the supreme rulers of Vukoslav Hrvatinić, but it is quite certain that until 1322 they were the Bribirs, but their position was taken over by the Babonić family, whose supreme authority he recognized probably until 1326.
Around 1326, Prince Vukoslav Hrvatinić, after evaluating the new circumstances in the area, placed himself under the supreme authority of the Bosnian ban Stjepan Kotromanić. The Bribirians were defeated at the Battle of Bliska in 1322, while Hungarian King Charles Robert suppressed the Babonić rebellion in 1326/27. As a result, switching to the Bosnian side was a completely understandable decision. Consequently, the Bosnian ban issued him two charters, usually dated 1326 and 1329. The first charter that the ban, together with his brother Vladislav, issued was a reward to Vukoslav for abandoning Mladen II Šubić and Babonić and recognizing Ban Stjepan as the new ruler, whereby the counties of Banica and Vrbanja with Ključ and Kotor were gifted to him as a heritage (baština). Prince Vukoslav received administrative, financial and probably judicial immunity on the donated possessions, while in return he was primarily required to perform military service. And while the first charter was a reward to the prince for “faithful service” which first of all entailed placing him under the rule of the Bosnian ban, the second charter represents the giving of “Lord’s faith” to his vassal, where the highest representatives of the Bosnian Church appear as guarantors, which clearly testifies to its institutional structure in this period. Representatives of the Bosnian Church appear in this charter as a result of Prince Vukoslav’s religious orientation, who was evidently a follower of its teachings.
In domestic sources, prince Vukoslav Hrvatinić is mentioned only twice more, the first time in the charter of Ban Stjepan, which he issued together with his mother Elizabeta to his brother Vukac, which is usually dated after 1329, and for the second time in the charter of Ban Tvrtko from 1353 /1354 issued to his son Vlatko Vukoslavić, when he was certainly already dead. Namely, his wife Jelena, daughter of Prince Kurjak of Krbava, came to the monastery in Šibenik on April 16, 1343, and in Prince Vukoslav originally most likely held Lušci county, and then, after recognizing the authority of Ban Stjepan Kotromanić, two more counties of Banica and Vrbanja were confirmed as his heritage (baština), which after his death could only belong to his descendants. Furthermore, Prince Vukoslav had authority over Glamoč, as his man was mentioned there in 1341. He left behind three sons, Vlatko, Vuk, and Pavle, of whom the eldest brother, Vlatko, had the greatest impact on Bosnian politics during the 14th century.
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The Hungarian National Archives in Budapest (Magyar Nemzeti Levéltár Országos Levéltára) in the so-called Pre-Mohács collection (Mohács Előtti Gyűjtemény) signatura Diplomatikai Levéltár (DL) 66496.
Source of signature: Isailović, Neven: “Povelja kneza Vukoslava Hrvatinića kojom se utvrđuje izmirenje Vuka, sina Obrada, i njegovih srodnika iz Sanice”, Građa o prošlosti Bosne 11, Banja Luka, 2018, p.15.
The Hungarian National Archives in Budapest (Magyar Nemzeti Levéltár Országos Levéltára) in the so-called Pre-Mohács collection (Mohács Előtti Gyűjtemény) signatura Diplomatikai Levéltár (DL) 66502.
Source of signature: Isailović, Neven: “Povelja kneza Vukoslava Hrvatinića kojom daje slobodu sinu Jurja Hranićevog i Marice”, Građa o prošlosti Bosne 10, Banja Luka, 2017, p. 75.