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Karadjordjevic Family of Serbia in XVIII-XIX cent.
« on: September 23, 2005, 05:31:45 PM »
The Karadjordjevic (Karageorgevitch) is a Serbian ruling dynasty descended from Karadjordje. They had a long feud with the Obrenovic dynasty. The dynasty lost the throne in November 1945 when Yugoslavia became a republic.

The ruling members were:

Karadjordje Petrovic (r. 1804-1813)
Prince Alexander Karadjordjevic of Serbia (r. 1842-1858)
King Peter I of Serbia (r. 19031921)
King Alexander of Yugoslavia (r. 19211934)
King Peter II of Yugoslavia (r. 1934-1945)

Between Karadjordje Petrovic and Alexander and between Alexander and Peter I, Serbia was ruled by the Obrenovic dynasty.

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Re: Karadjordjevic Family of Serbia in XVIII-XIX cent.
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2005, 05:34:40 PM »

Karadjordje Petrovic



Djordje Petrovic - known to his followers as Karadjordje (Black George, after his dark looks) - led the Serbs in an uprising against the Ottoman Empire that controlled the Balkans.  

The revolution was successful for a time. Karadjordje established a government in Belgrade and in 1811 was confirmed as lawful ruler and the right of succession was vested in the family. Under the orders of the Turkish vizier and chieftain Milos Obrenovic he was assassinated in Radovanjski Lug near Smederevo, on the night between 24 and 25 July 1817.
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Re: Karadjordjevic Family of Serbia in XVIII-XIX cent.
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2005, 05:39:10 PM »

Prince Alexander Karadjordjevic



Alexander, Karadjordje's son ruled Serbia between 1842 and 1858, when he was deposed by the Obrenovic family.
Portrait by Uros Knezevic.
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