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(Njeguš, Petrović-Njegoš), a dynasty in Montenegro from 1697 until 1918, named after the Njeguš clan, to which the members of the dynasty belonged. Its first representatives were bishops who combined spiritual and secular authority. The founder of the dynasty, Danilo (ruled 1697–1735), struggled against the Turks and established political ties with Russia in 1711.

The other members of the dynasty were Savva (1735–81); Petar I (1781–1830), under whom Montenegro attained de facto independence in 1796; Petar II (1830–51), who was both a statesman and a poet; Danilo (1851–60), who with Russian support proclaimed Montenegro a principality in 1852 and transformed it into a secular state; and Nikola (1860–1918), who in 1878 achieved international recognition of Montenegro’s independence and extended its territory. Nikola proclaimed himself king in 1910, but he was deposed in 1918 by the Great National

Assembly, which voted to unite Montenegro with Serbia.

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Because of such reverence by the Serbs for "Gorski Vijenac," Njegos is considered by Serbs as the founding father of the Serbian nation, even though he is from Montenegro.
In Ema's dream, Kierkegaard and Njegos concur that terrestrial life torments seekers.
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Njegos, on the top of Mount Lovcen, an astonishing project which, despite opposition, was eventually completed in 1974.
Within the framework of the event commemorating the 20th anniversary of the birth of Petar Petrovic Njegos, a Montenegrin poet and bishop, the forum participants donated volumes of the edition "A Hundred Slavic Novels," a project to which Macedonia has also contributed anthologies of Macedonia writers translated into English, to the Durde Crnojevic National Library of Montenegro.
Prime Minister Djukanovic will discover Kiev monument to Peter II Petrovic Njegos, and will speak and participate in the First International Annual Conference "Ukraine and partners.
The poetry of Petar Njegos, Ivan Cankar, and Taras Shevchenko defined national revival among Serbs, Slovenes, and Ukrainians.
Milorad nodded his head in its direction: "You see, up there, on the very top, the poet and bishop Njegos is buried in marble.
of Sydney, Australia) explores the cultural creation, in the poems of Ivan Mazuranic (1814-1890) and Petar II Petrovic Njegos (1813-1851), of a Balkan Slavic identity intended to overcome differences between Croats and Serbs while standing in opposition to Ottoman Rule and to those southern Slavs that had embraced Islam.
Njegos, from Montenegro in the former Yugoslavia, have been performing their authentic folk dance routines for more than 130 years.
Krajisnik's sons Milos, 21, and Njegos, 19, were tied up and made to lie face down so they would not see the soldiers involved.
The anti-Islamic feelings are glorified in the greatest Montenegrin epic, "The Mountain Wreath," written by the legendary bishop-ruler, Petar Petrovic II Njegos.