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Radič

Radič was a Serbian masculine given name, popular in the Middle Ages. It is derived from the Slavic word root rad- ("happy, eager, to care"), with the Slavic suffix -ič, a diminutive of Radoslav, Radomir, etc. Notable people with the name include:

  • Radič Branković ( 1352–79), Serbian Imperial lord of Braničevo
  • Radič Crnojević (fl. 1392–96), Serbian lord of Upper Zeta
  • Radič Sanković (fl. 1391–1404), Bosnian lord of Nevesinje
  • Radič, Grand Čelnik (fl. 1413–41), magnate of the Serbian Despotate
  • Radič Božić (fl. 1502–28), last Serbian Despot
Radič (veliki čelnik)

Radič (; fl. 1413–1441) was a Serbian nobleman that had the title of Grand Čelnik ( count palatine), the highest dignitary after the Serbian monarch. He began his service under Prince, later Despot, Stefan Lazarević (r. 1389–1427) as čelnik, then was elevated to Grand Čelnik during the rule of Despot Đurađ Branković (r. 1427–1456). He was very wealthy, and held the silver mines in Novo Brdo of the Serbian Despotate. Radič founded and renovated several churches and monasteries which still exist, including the notable Vraćevšnica and Kastamonitou. He took monastic vows and became a monk in Kastamonitou where he spent his last years.

He held the highest position, under Stefan Lazarević and Đurađ Branković, and was the longest office-holder (čelnik), and the most powerful political figure besides the monarch in his time.