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Monument to Karadjordje
Monument to Karadjordje

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.

Monument to the Liberators of Belgrade 1806. (Karadjordje’s Park)
Monument to the Liberators of Belgrade 1806.  (Karadjordje’s Park)

The oldest of the public monuments in Belgrade was erected in 1848 by Prince Alexander Karageorgevich in memory of the liberators of Belgrade from the First Serbian Uprising. It was reconstructed in 1889 by King Aleksandar Obrenović....

Monument to Despot Stefan Lazarevic
Monument to Despot Stefan Lazarevic

Author: Nebojša Mitrić (Upper Town; erected in 1982) The bronze statue, 320 cm in height, depicts Despot Stefan. Belgrade first became the capital of the Serbian state during his reign. The monument was set up as a gift of the author to Belgrade on the 30 year anniversary of his artistic work. The plinth bears motifs with medieval symbolism and the inscription “I hath found the most beautiful place of antiquity, the overlarge city of Belgrade”.  Despot Stefan Lazarević (1377-1427, Serbian ruler). Became prince at the age of twelve, following the death of Prince...

Monument to the Conscripts of the Third Call
Monument to the Conscripts of the Third Call

Author: Stamenko Đurđević (Karadjordje’s Park) The monument was created by sculptor Stamenko Djurdjevic, 1923. year.They lifted him Conscripts of the Thurd Call Seventh Infantry Regiment National Army, in memory of their comrades killed in World War I....