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(both: ōbrĕ`nəvĭch), Serbian dynasty. Its founder, Miloš Obrenović (see MilošMiloš
or Milosh
(Miloš Obrenović) , 1780–1860, prince of Serbia (1817–39, 1858–60), founder of the Obrenović dynasty and of modern Serbia.
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), was the first modern Serbian ruler. The murder (1817) of Karageorge (Karadjordje), probably at Miloš's instigation, started the long feud between the Obrenović and the Karadjordjević families. Miloš's son MichaelMichael
(Michael Obrenović) , 1823–68, prince of Serbia (1839–42, 1860–68); younger son of Prince Miloš. He succeeded his brother, Milan, but was deposed (1842) several years later by supporters of Alexander (Alexander Karadjordjević).
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, prince of Serbia, was assassinated in 1868. His successor, Prince MilanMilan
(Milan Obrenović) , 1854–1901, prince (1868–82) and king (1882–89) of Serbia; grandnephew of Miloš Obrenović. He succeeded his cousin Michael Obrenović as prince.
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, was proclaimed king of Serbia in 1882. Milan's son AlexanderAlexander
(Alexander Obrenović) , 1876–1903, king of Serbia (1889–1903), son of King Milan. He succeeded on his father's abdication. Proclaiming himself of age in 1893, he took over the government, abolished (1894) the relatively liberal constitution of 1889,
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, king of Serbia, the last ruling Obrenović, was assassinated in 1903; on his death the Karadjordjević dynasty again came into power.



a princely (1815–42, 1858–82) and later royal (1882–1903) dynasty in Serbia founded by Miloš Obrenović.

In 1842 the Obrenović family was driven from the country, but in 1858 it regained the Serbian throne. The rulers of the dynasty were Miloš (1815–39, 1858–60), Michael (1839–42, 1860–68), Milan (1868–89, king from 1882), and Alexander (1889–1903). Alexander was assassinated by a group of officers who supported the Karadjordjević family.

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By making a parallel with Prince Mihailo Obrenovic supposedly the most enlightened Serbian ruler, who built Belgrade's National Theatre in 1868, the year he was assassinated, in an otherwise quite autocratically run country of two replacing Serbian princely dynasties of the nineteenth century, the Obrenovic and the Karadjordjevic - Madlena Zepter indicates that cultural and symbolic resources appear in her entrepreneurial efforts not only in the form of strict opera patronage that can be strategically mobilised for her own good but also in the form of national myths, models and symbols whose discourses might remain unrecognised by the broader Serbian public.
These included evacuating the fortresses in 1867, securing the recognition of the hereditary nature of the Obrenovic succession, and sponsoring the 1869 Constitution.
The monument of one of the most cherished rulers of modern Serbia Mihailo Obrenovic (1823-1868; ruled 1839-1842 and 1860-1868) is located in the Southern Park in Bulgaria's capital Sofia.
Serbian leaders, now directed by Milosh Obrenovic, and convinced that independence alone would satisfy their yearning for peace and security, again rose in revolt on Palm Sunday, 1815.
Colonel Dragan Obrenovic (40), was acting commander of the Zvornik Brigade in early July 1995, one of two brigades that carried out the bulk of killings when the UN safe haven of Srebrenica fell in the closing days of Bosnia's three-and-ahalf year war.
The indictment against Obrenovic stated he is accused of "being responsible for the extermination of thousands of Bosnian Muslim males" and "grave breaches of the Geneva Convention" among other offenses.
Bosnian Serb commander Dragan Obrenovic is said to have murdered up to 8,000 Muslims in 1995 before digging up their bodies and reburying them to cover up the crime.
Domanovic's political satire was directed against the regime of King Aleksandar Obrenovic, who was murdered in a palace coup in 1903.
Professor Stambuk, who insists that he is a "Yugoslav, not a Serb," clearly represents the Partisan side, which he sees continuing the tradition of Serbia's nineteenth-century Obrenovic dynasty, ready to make concessions to hostile empires, Ottoman or Habsburg, in order to preserve the national interest.
The start of the trial of three other men in his indictment - Vidoje Blagojevic, Dragan Obrenovic, Dragan Jokic - was rescheduled for May 14.