I do not have the whole info with me right now, but rest assured he is a complete charlatan; he has another name, he has invented entirely the Cernovich (Crnojević
genealogy and has no connection whatsoever with the ancient Montengerin (actually Zeta) sometime ruling dynasty. The real Cernovich family became extinct in the early 17th century. In my book on the Constantinian Order, currently being translated, I have an appendix on Balkan families (written jointly with Dr Radu Albu-Comanescu), I have given the history of the real Crnojević family. See here: The Crnojević seem to have founded their initial political and military influence holding only the village of Oblik (on the Bojana) and a few other properties on the shores of Lake Skadar. By the end of the fourteenth century, they began to assert their independence in the mountain areas behind the Gulf of Kotor and in other scattered lands in Zeta. They then emerged as rivals to the Balšić for control of Budva and Kotor. Radić Crnojević (killed 1396) managed to wrest control of Grbalj and Paštrovići from the Venetian controlled Dalmatian provinces but the latter was lost to Venice in 1423. Radić’s sons were unable to sustain their rule and became Venetian vassals although alliances in the region seldom lasted since there were constant struggles for power among the leading families. Nonetheless, the family was able to control Upper Zeta , wrested the region from the collapsing Nemanja kingdom of Serbia.
Stefan I Crnojević (ruled 1461-1465) managed to extend his domination over Zeta (and his own family); his brother, or cousin, Jovan (John) was married to Voisava Arianiti, Constantine Arianiti Comnen’s sister, and had two sons, Đurađ and Staniša. Stefan’s son Jovan, prince of Zeta (1465-1490) otherwise known as Ivan-beg had to balance promises of loyalty to both Venice and the sultan, but nonetheless managed to maintain his rule, moving his capital in 1486 from Prevlaka to Cetinje, which became the capital of Montenegro under the Petrovich-Niegoch monarchy. Jovan’s son, Đurađ II, prince of Zeta from 1490 to 1496 (died after 1503) married first Jela, daughter of Carl Muzaka († 1461) and second Elisabeth, daughter of Antonio Erizzo, in July 1490. When his relations with France were revealed he was deposed by the Turks and replaced with his brother Stefan II (who ruled 1496-98 as an Ottoman vassal); he in turn was succeeded by another brother, Staniša who continued to rule Zeta as a Turkish vassal until 1530, under the name of ‘Skanderbeg.’ Đurađ Crnojević left descendants who used the title of duke of Salona (Thessaloniki) and Nikolai Crnojević was confirmed as “duke of Salona” by King Philip II of Spain in 1585. The family died out within a generation, in the early seventeenth century.
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: Looks pretty fake to me.
: A cursory look at the genealogies on his
: website left me in awe of his vivid
: imagination and fluency in grand Balkan