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Stepa Stepanovic was a field-marshal (vojvoda) of the Serbian and Yugoslavian Armies who participated in Serbia's wars from 1876 to 1918.He was born in the village of Kumodraz outside of Beograd on march second 1856.He joined the Serbian army in 1874, as a cadet in the artillery school. He was an active officer untill the fall of 1919, when he retired from service as the commander in chief of the Serbian army. A Marshal or Field Marshal (sometimes incorrectly spelled Marshall) is the highest military rank in some nations, one step above a full General. ... For the heavy metal music band see Voivod (band). ... Serbia and Montenegro  – Serbia    – Kosovo and Metohia        (UN administration)    – Vojvodina  – Montenegro Official language Serbian1 Capital Belgrade Area  – Total  – % water  88,361 km²  n/a Population  – Total (2002)     (without Kosovo)  – Density  7. ... The Kingdom of Yugoslavia was a Balkan state which existed from December 1, 1918 to mid-April 1941. ... 1876 is a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 1918 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...

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Stepanovic obtained significant achievements in the war against the Turks, especially in the Battle of Jedren. He pulled out a great victory in WWI at the Cer mountain, where he completely destroyed the Austro-Hungarian army.The Battle of Cer was the first allied victory of the war, and he was promoted to Field-Marshal. It was then that Stepanovic became commander-in-chief of the Serbian army. His army achieved success in the battles at Drina and Kolubara rivers, in addition to the defence of Serbia in 1915. This Duke's army forced Bulgaria to surrender. He's acquainted as the final liberator of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He died in the town of Cacak on april 29th 1929. During his career he was also serving as the minister of defence on two occasions and was decorated with the "Takovski krst sa ukrstenim macevima" medal for bravery during the 1876-1878 wars against the Turks. Photograph of Stepa Stepanovic. ... Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ... Cer is a mountain (687 m) situated in Serbia (100 kilometers west of Belgrade) where from 12th till 19th of August 1914 the world war one battle of Cer was fought between Serbia and Austria-Hungary. ... Austria-Hungary, also known as the Dual monarchy (or: the k. ... The Battle of Cer was one of the first battles of the First World War. ... Drina is a river on the border of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia and Montenegro. ... 1915 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


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Stepa Stepanovic - definition of Stepa Stepanovic in Encyclopedia (164 words)
Stepa Stepanovic was Duke (vojvoda) of the Serbian and Yugoslavian Armies who participated in 1876 to 1918 Serbia's wars.
Stepanovic obtained significant achievements in the war against Turks, especially in the battle of Jedren.
His army achieved success in the battles at Drina and Kolubara rivers, in addition to the defence of Serbia in 1915.
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