Serbian Prince. His father, Todor Mihailovic, was poor peasant. Milos derived the name Obrenovic from the name of his stepfather Obren (Martinovic).As a youth, Milos was a servant in the family of an affluent cattle trader. He took part in the First Serbian Uprising together with his half-brother Milan, the duke of the Rudnik district.Milos Obrenovic was the leader of the Second Serbian Uprising and the lord of Serbia from 1815. He was Serbia's hereditary prince as of 1830. He ruled Serbia from 1815 to 1839, and from 1858 to 1860. For almost two decades, from 1839 to 1858, he lived in exile in his estates in Wallachia. His internal policy was rigid, he has mercilessly eliminated his enemies (in 1817 he ordered the killing of Karadjordje, the leader of the First Serbian Insurrection). During his rule, he was the richest man in Serbia and one of the richest in the Balkans.Under his rule, Serbia became an autonomous dukedom within the Ottoman Empire. Prince Milos ruled autocratically and permanently refused to share power. He is credited with starting the process of the creation of the Serbian state and its domestic and foreign policies.
Bio by: Jelena