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Encyclopedia > Petar Bojovic

Petar Bojović (Serbian: Петар Бојовић) (born July 16, 1858 in Miševica near Nova Varoš, died January 20, 1945 in Belgrade) was a Serbian army field-marshal, and one of four Serbian vojvodas ("dukes") in Balkan Wars and World War I. The Serbian language is one of the standard versions of the Å tokavian dialect, used primarily in Serbia and Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and by Serbs everywhere. ... July 16 is the 197th day (198th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 168 days remaining. ... 1858 (MDCCCLVIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Nova VaroÅ¡ (Нова Варош) is a town and municipality in Zlatibor District of Central Serbia, Serbia and Montenegro. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ...    Serbia Official language Serbian1 Capital Belgrade Area – Total – % water 88. ... A Field Marshal (sometimes incorrectly spelled Marshall) is a military officer of the highest rank, one step above a full General, Army General or Colonel General. ... For the heavy metal music band see Voivod (band). ... The outcome as of April 1913 Boundaries on the Balkans after the First and the Second Balkan War (1912-1913) Distribution of races in the Balkan Peninsula and Asia Minor in 1923, Historical Atlas by William R. Shepherd, New York (The map does not reflect the results of the 1923... Combatants Allies: Serbia, Russia, France, Romania, Belgium, British Empire, United States, Italy, and others Central Powers: Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, Ottoman Empire Casualties Military dead: 5 million Civilian deaths: 3 million Total of dead: 8 million Military dead: 4 million Civilian deaths: 3 million Total dead: 7 million The First...

He fought in Serbian-Ottoman Wars from 1876 to 1878 as a cadet of the Artillery school, as well as in wars that Serbia waged at the beginning of the XX century.

In Balkan Wars, he was the Chief of Staff of the 1st Serbian army, which scored huge success in battles of Kumanovo, Bitola (First Balkan War) and Bregalnica (Second Balkan War). He took part in peace negotiations with Turkey, held in London in 1913, as a military expert in the Serbian Government delegation. The outcome as of April 1913 Boundaries on the Balkans after the First and the Second Balkan War (1912-1913) Distribution of races in the Balkan Peninsula and Asia Minor in 1923, Historical Atlas by William R. Shepherd, New York (The map does not reflect the results of the 1923... Epic battle of the First Balkan War of 1912 during which the Serbian forces of Field Marchal Radomir Putnik crushed the Ottoman army of General Zekki north of Uskub, known today as Skopje, the modern capital of Macedonia. ... The Battle of Bitola took place near Bitola from the 16th to the 19th of November 1912. ... Combatants Ottoman Empire Balkan League (Serbia), (Montenegro), (Greece), (Bulgaria) Commanders Zekki Pasha, Esat Pasha Constantine I of Greece, Vladimir Vazov, Petar Bojovic Strength 350,000 men Greece 115,000 men, Bulgaria 300,000 men, Serbia 220,000 men, Montenegro 35,000 men The region and battle places During the course... The Second Balkan War was fought in 1913 between Bulgaria on one side and Greece and Serbia on the other side. ... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England and is the most populous city in the European Union. ...

In World War I, his 1st Army suffered huge loss at Battle of Drina, but managed to stop the Austro-Hungarian offensive. Bojović was wounded in the battle, and was replaced at the army general position by Živojin Mišić. In January 1916, he was appointed Chief of General Staff in place of the ailing duke Radomir Putnik, who was carried by his soldiers to the city of Skadar. He held that position until June 1918, when he resigned because of dispute with the allied generals on the issue of widening of Thessaloniki front. He retook the position Chief of 1st Army, which first broke the enemy lines and advanced deep into the occupied territory. He received the title of Duke on September 26, 1918 for his contribution during the war. The Serbian First Army (Serbian Prva Armija) was a Serbian field army that fought during World War I. Following the Austro-Hungarian invasion of Serbia, the First Army was put under the command of General Petar Bojović. It acted as a strathegic reserve in the area of Arandjelovac during the... Austria-Hungary, also known as the Dual monarchy (or: the k. ... Field Marshal Zivojin Misic (portrait by Uros Predic) Živojin MiÅ¡ić (Живојин Мишић) (1855-1921) was a Vojvoda (Field Marshal) and the most successful Serbian commander who participated in all Serbias wars from 1876 to 1918. ... Marshal Radomir Putnik Radomir Putnik (January 24, 1847–May 17, 1917) was a Serbian Field Marshal and chief of general staff in the Balkan Wars and the First World War, and took part in all wars that Serbia waged from 1876 to 1917. ... Shkodër (Albanian: Shkodër or Shkodra, Serbian Skadar, Latin Scutari, German Skutari) is a city located in North West Albania, in the District of Shkodër and it is the capital of the County of Shkodër. ...

In 1921, he was appointed the Head of the General Staff, and 1922 he withdrawn from the active service. At the very beginning of World War II, Petar Bojovic was appointed Assistant to the Chief of General Staff, the young King Petar II Karađorđević. However, because of his old age, he did not participate in the events that followed. HM King Peter II (6 September 1923 – 3 November 1970) was the last King of Yugoslavia. ...

See also

  • Stepa Stepanović

Stepa Stepanović (Степа Степановић; March 2, 1856 - April 29, 1929) was a field-marshal (vojvoda) of the Serbian Army who distinguished himself in Serbias wars from 1876 to 1918. ...

External links

  • Official site of Army of Serbia and Montenegro



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