Alexander i Karageorgevich

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Alexander i Karageorgevich


Born Dec. 17, 1888; died Oct. 9, 1934. King of Yugoslavia from 1921 to 1934.

During the Balkan Wars of 1912–13, Alexander commanded the Serbian First Army; during World War I, he was commander in chief of the Serbian army. He was prince regent of Serbia from 1914 through 1918 and prince regent of the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes (as of 1929, Yugoslavia) from 1918 until Aug. 17, 1921, when he became king. On Jan. 6, 1929, Alexander carried out a coup which established a monarchical dictatorship. His foreign policy was oriented toward France. He was killed in Marseille with the French minister of foreign affairs, J. L. Barthou, by Croat and Macedonian terrorists connected with fascist Germany and Italy.


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