Share this page

Monument to Karadjordje
Monument to Karadjordje
Description

Author: Sreten Stojanović (Plateau in front of the building of the National Library of Serbia; erected in 1979)

A bronze sculpture, 320 cm in height and dominating the environment, was set up on a hill on a plateau in front of the National Library and the Temple of St. Sava, in memory of Đorđe Petrović – Karageorge.

Đorđe Petrović (1768-1817, leader of the First Serbian Uprising). The Turks called him Karageorge – Black George. Once a shepherd in Šumadija, then a village cattle trader. Spent his youth resisting Turkish violence, first as a hajduk, then as a brave warrior in a platoon of volunteers (freikorps) of Captain Radić Petrović during the Austro-Turkish war of 1788-1791.

Left for the hajduks upon the return of the Janissaries to Belgrade and started preparing larger scale resistance with other notable persons. Chosen to be the leader of the uprising at the assembly in Orašac in 1804. Linked the insurgent Serbia with Austria and Russia and initiated hostilities with Turkey.

Lead the battles for the liberation of Belgrade in 1806. Moved to Austria and Russia after the uprising in 1813. Returned to Serbia in 1817, only to be assassinated on orders by Prince Miloš Obrenović.

Info
Location
Similar
Monument to Prince Mihailo Obrenovic
Monument to Prince Mihailo Obrenovic

Author: Enrico Pazzi (Republic Square; erected in 1882) Mihailo Obrenović (1823-1868, Prince of Serbia). The son of Prince Miloš and Princess Ljubica, he first came into power following the death of his elder brother Milan (1839). The sultan confirmed him to be an elected, but not a hereditary prince. Toma Vučić initiated an uprising in August 1842 and forced him into exile, bringing Alexander Karageorgevich to the throne. He spent six years outside the country and during this time assisted many Serbs working in literature (Vuk Karadžić, Đura Daničić, Branko Radičević and...

Black Horses at Play
Black Horses at Play

Author: Toma Rosandić (Kralja Aleksandra Boulevard; set up in 1938) Composition ’’Black Horses at Play’’ created in bronze and placed in front of the Serbian Assembly. It is the work of the famous sculptor Toma Rosandića. Thus, the playful horses came before the Board Rosandića 1938th years and today there are the eternal watch. For this sculpture are two related anecdotes. The first is actually a joke, which is told in Belgrade that the two sculptures of the poetic names do not mean just the game and the struggle between man and nature, but to a man who symbolizes...

Monument to Petar II Petrovic Njegos
Monument to Petar II Petrovic Njegos

Author: Sreten Stojanović (Plateau in front of the Faculty of Philosophy; erected in 1994) Petar II Petrović Njegoš (1813-1851, bishop and ruler of Montenegro). One of our greatest philosophers and poets. As a young ruler brought order to the political environment in the country and around it: organized courts, obtained an increase in Russian assistance, established the Senate, erected the first primary school and founded a printing press. Raised on national epic poetry, he wrote poems of the struggle against the Turks....