Kosovska Mitrovica, the Serbian sector
Statue of Prince Lazar Hrebeljanović (1329 – 1389), the Serbian ruler who created the largest and most powerful state on the territory of the disintegrated Serbian Empire. He sought to resurrect the Serbian Empire and place himself at its helm, claiming to be the direct successor of the Nemanjić dynasty, which went extinct in 1371 after ruling over Serbia for two centuries. Lazar was killed at the Battle of Kosovo in June 1389 while leading a pan-Christian army assembled to confront the invading Ottoman Empire, led by Sultan Murad I. He is venerated in the Orthodox Christian Church as a martyr and saint. Lazar's widow, Milica accepted Ottoman suzerainty in the summer of 1390. The statue, by Miroljub Stamenković, was officially unveiled on the town square “Šumadija” in the northern part of Kosovska Mitrovica, 28th June 2016.