Trpimir II (c.928 - 935)
Trpimir II succeeded Tomislav as Croatia's second King in 928. He assumed the throne in an adverse climate of regional politics.
Following the death of Bulgarian ruler, Symeon, Byzantium no longer needed Croatia's military support and repealed its alliance. Previously, Byzantium relied heavily on the Croats to threaten Symeon from the west. Despite the achievements of King Tomislav in halting Bulgaria's expansion, Byzantium reversed Croatia's supremacy over the Dalmatian thema, which fell once again under its administration. However, Byzantine administration was nominal.
Trpimir's woes did not stop there. Pope Leo VI abolished the Nin Bishopric in 928 and transferred Bishop Grgur to Skradin, in what was seen as a humiliating defeat for pro Slavic proponents in the long running dispute between the Split and Nin Bishoprics.
Despite these setbacks, Trpimir II continued his predecessor's consolidation of Slavonia, Bosnia and the Croatian littoral into a united kingdom.
Kresimir I succeeded him in c.935.
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