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Peter II, the last King of Yugoslavia reburied in Serbia

Peter II, the last King of Yugoslavia reburied in Serbia


A state funeral of the last King of Yugoslavia, Peter II (1923 – 1970), has taken place near Belgrade in the family church in Oplenac. The funeral was also held for his wife, Queen Alexandria (1921 – 1993), his mother Queen Maria (1900 – 1961), and brother Prince Andrej (1929 – 1990). After the memorial service, they were placed in the family mausoleum. The coffins of the four members of the royal family were laid out in the centre of the church before army guards placed them in the crypt, alongside their ancestors.

Karadjordjevic royal family

Karadjordjevic royal family

The Karadjordjevic dynasty is over two centuries old. In 1804, a wealthy Serbian clan chief and leader George (Djordje) Petrovic – known to his followers as “Karadjordje” or “Black George”, after his dark looks – led the Serbs in an uprising against the Ottoman Empire which controlled the Balkans at that time. This first revolt against the Ottoman occupation in the Balkans is known in Serbian history as “The First Serbian Uprising” (Prvi Srpski Ustanak).

World War II: Aftermath Facts

World War II: Aftermath Facts

The cost of World War II is uncalculable in human or financial terms. estimates indicate that about 55 million people died in Europe during the World War II; of these, about 8 millions were German. Death was not for soldiers  Рcivilians died in their millions too, and came from many different  directions through these cruel years. In the opening stages of the war, as the German armies invaded Poland, Adolf Hitler wasted little time in organizing the killing of large numbers of non-combatants.