Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Substatates of Croatia (Female Suffrage 1945) Part of Austro-Hungarian Empire 1526-1918, Declared independence 1918 and later became part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, the Later Yugoslavia, before becoming independent 1992
Female Presidents of Unterstate Entities
1348-after 1355 Reigning Dowager Lady Banass Jelena Nemanjić Šubić of Omiš, Klis and Skradin
When her husband, the magnate Mladen III Šubić, prince of Bribir, died, she tried to maintain rule over his cities on behalf of her infant son but was challenged by Hungary and Venice. Her half-brother Tsar Stefan Dušan sent troops to help her garrison Klis and Skadrin against Hungary in 1355. She was the daughter of king Stefan Uroš III Dečanski of Serbia.
1355/56 Acting Governor Irina of Thessaly
After the death of her first husband, the Serbian Governor of the Province, Gregorios Preljub, she attempted to retain control of Thessaly in the name of her minor son Tomo Preljubović, but in 1356 she was displaced and forced to return to Serbia by Nikephoros II ex-Lord of Epirus. Here she married Radoslav Hlapen, the ruler of Vodena, who took Thomas Preljubović under his wing and in 1367-84 he was Despot of Epirus. She was the daughter of tsar Stefan Uroš IV Dušan of Serbia and Helena of Bulgaria.
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