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Petar Karadjordjevic, I

  • Birth 29 Jul 1844
  • Death 16 Aug 1921
  • Burial Topola, Sumadija and Western, Serbia
  • Memorial ID 8365253

King of Serbia and King of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. While Serbia was in fierce internal quarrels an battles, he battled in Krajina. In year 1903, People's Assembly declared him King. During the first years of his ruling, Austria was searching for opportunity to attack Serbia, since Serbia turned against Austria while King Petar was it's King. At first, it was an economic dispute, and then annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which almost led to bloodshed. But, since Serbia wasn't ready at that time, final Liberation was postponed. Together with Montenegro, Bulgary and Greece, Serbia declared war on Turkey in 1912. Purpose of this war was the liberation of Serbian historical core: Ras, Pristine, Skopje, Prizren.. In battle of Kumanovo, on October 10 and 11, 1912., Serbian army won, which was a step closer to final Liberation. After this battle, Serbian army won in Prilep, Bitolj, Les and Drac. Austria didn't like this glorious Serbian victory and forced Bulgaria to cowardly attack Serbia from behind. In 1914, Austria declared war on Serbia. Serbian army opposed German, Austrian and Bulgarian army, and was forced to retreat towards Albania due to the lack of supplies. The retreat of Serbian army of was the biggest Serbian tragedy, which, together with his people, was experienced by King Petar himself. After Serbian army recovered at Krf, front at Solun was broken, and Serbian army, together with it's allies defeated Austria.On November 24th, 1918 he was proclaimed King of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.

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  • Originally Created by: Jelena
  • Added: 8 Feb 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8365253
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Petar Karadjordjevic, I (29 Jul 1844–16 Aug 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8365253, citing St. George's Church, Topola, Sumadija and Western, Serbia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .