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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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It was only during the time of Petar II Petrovic Njegos that a new printing press was purchased in 1833, and after two years in the period from 1835 to 1839, the yearbook Grlica (Turtledove) started to be published, with texts from literature, discussions on the history of Montenegro, and various geographical and statistical (Miljanic, 2001:26).
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Milorad nodded his head in its direction: "You see, up there, on the very top, the poet and bishop Njegos is buried in marble." (Milorad addressed the pharmacist with the familiar form of "you" because the local population considered the formal form to be a bad habit dating back to the time when the wife of King Alexander hid herself from the rabble on the terrace of the royal villa in Milocer; she had been guarded by soldiers in bleached nightshirts who had stood erect in front of their white-washed guard booths, which today are in ruins, while the villa has meanwhile been turned into a hotel ...)
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Njegos, from Montenegro in the former Yugoslavia, have been performing their authentic folk dance routines for more than 130 years.
Nella poesia piu che nella prosa, Polonia (Sarbiewski), Ungheria (Balassa), Bulgaria (Botov e Vazov), Slovenia (Askerc) e Serbia (Njegos) ci offrono, se pur monocorde (trenodia o epinicio) il ricordo dei vari saccheggi storici.