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Fragments of the Valy castle complex near Mikulčice , which is often identified as the headquarters of the Moravian rulers.

The Mojmiriden (also Moimiriden ; Latin : Moimarii , Slovak and Czech : Mojmírovci ) were a Moravian ruler dynasty who ruled the early medieval Moravian Empire in the 9th century and at the beginning of the 10th century . The name of the Mojmirid dynasty is derived on the one hand from its first historically known ruler Mojmir I , on the other hand it is also historically documented in a letter of complaint from the Bavarian bishops from July 900 .

Whether Mojmir I should be considered the founder of the dynasty is now a matter of dispute. The development of the dynasty after 906 can only be guessed at. The Mojmiriden ruled mainly in today's areas of Moravia , Slovakia , Lower Austria and Northern Hungary , as well as temporarily in the neighboring areas.

Family tree of the Moravian Mojmirid dynasty

Family table of the historically documented and, according to later tradition, handed down Mojmirids.

Mojmir (I.)
Prince of Moravia
Mojmir I,
Prince of Moravia
(around 830–846)
Prince of Moravia
Prince of Moravia
Svatopluk I,
Prince of Moravia
Prince of Moravia
Mojmir II
Prince of Moravia
(894–902 / 7)
Svatopluk II.
Co-regent of Moravia

Controversial rulers

Johannes Aventinus states in his Bavarian Chronicle that in 805 the Moravian prince Vratislav had the Bratislava castle renovated on the basis of Roman ruins and renamed it to Wratisslaburgium (Vratislava) after himself. It is unclear whether Vratislav was connected to the later Mojmirids.

The historical existence of the alleged third son of Svatopluk I, Predslav (Latin Predezlauz ), is also controversial . who also ruled today's Bratislava and is said to have named it after himself (Brezalauspurc, Preslavvaspurch, PRESLAVVA CIV [ITAS]).


  • Dušan Třeštík: Vznik Velké Moravy. Moravané, Čechové a střední Evropa v letech 791-871 [The emergence of Great Moravia. Moravia, Bohemia and Central Europe in the years 791–871.] Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, Prague 2001, p. 384, ISBN 80-7106-482-3 .
  • Lubomír Emil Havlík: Kronika o Velké Moravě [The Chronicle of Great Moravia.] Brno-Jota, 1992, p. 339, ISBN 80-85617-06-4 .

Individual evidence

  1. " ... Moimarii vero Sclaui a paganis et ethnicis venerunt ", Charlemagne and the legacy of cultures. Akademie Verlag, 2001, p. 120. ( Memento of the original from October 19, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /