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 Djordje <I>Petrovic</I> Karadjordje

Djordje Petrovic Karadjordje

Sumadija and Western, Serbia
Death 25 Jul 1817 (aged 54)
Southern and Eastern, Serbia
Burial Topola, Sumadija and Western, Serbia
Memorial ID 8365340 · View Source
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Supreme Leader of Serbia. The Turks called him Karadjordje - Black George. He has been a shepherd in Sumadija, then a livestock merchant. He has spent his youth resisting the Turkish terror, at first as a haiduk (anti-Turkish rebel), and later as a courageous soldier in the company of volunteers led by captain Radic Petrovic, during the Austrian-Turkish war from 1788 to 1791. After the return of janissaries to Belgrade he became a haiduk again, and with prominent Serbs began to prepare a large-scale resistance. He has managed to escape the slaughter of Serbian knezes, and at the gathering in Orašac in the first half of February 1804, he was elected leader of the Insurrection. He made connections with Austria and Russia and confronted the official Turkish Empire. He led the battle on Mišar and fights for liberation of Belgrade. Immediately after the insurrection, in 1813, he went to Austria, and then to Russia. He returned to Serbia in June 1817, but in the morning of July 25, he was killed by the order of Prince Milos Obrenovic. His head was cut off and sent to the Sultan as a proof of Milos's loyalty.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Djordje Petrovic Karadjordje (3 Nov 1762–25 Jul 1817), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8365340, citing St. George's Church, Topola, Sumadija and Western, Serbia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .