Danilo II

Danilo II

(Danilo Petrović-Njegoš), 1826–60, prince of MontenegroMontenegro
, Serbo-Croatian Crna Gora, officially Republic of Montenegro, republic (2015 est. pop. 628,000), 5,332 sq mi (13,810 sq km), W Balkan Peninsula. It is bordered by Croatia in the west, Bosnia and Herzegovina in the northwest, Serbia in northeast, Kosovo and
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 (1851–60). He secularized (1852) his principality (chiefly in order to be able to marry) and transferred his ecclesiastic functions to an archbishop. Danilo and his brother Mirko defeated the Ottomans at Ostrong (1853) and at Grahovo (1858). Assassinated by a Montenegrin exile, Danilo was succeeded by his nephew, Nicholas I.
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