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Draga(drä`gä), 1867–1903, queen consort of King 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,
..... Click the link for more information. of Serbia. A widow and a lady in waiting to the king's mother, Draga Mašin (Mashin) was accused by general rumor of a shady and promiscuous past. In 1900 the infatuated king shocked his nation by marrying her. Her unpopularity, especially in army circles, was aggravated by the subsequent political measures of the king. In 1903 an army clique, headed by Colonel Alexander Mašin, a brother of the queen's first husband, formed a conspiracy. A regiment occupied the palace, and the king and queen were brutally murdered.
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