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Obrenović or Obrenovich (both: ōbrĕˈnəvĭch), Serbian dynasty. Its founder, Miloš Obrenović (see Miloš), 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 Michael, prince of Serbia, was assassinated in 1868. His successor, Prince Milan, was proclaimed king of Serbia in 1882. Milan's son Alexander, king of Serbia, the last ruling Obrenović, was assassinated in 1903; on his death the Karadjordjević dynasty again came into power.
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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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Kavecan I, Obrenovic M, Privrodski B, Kavecan DE, Golusin Z.
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.
Upon the assassination of Prince Michael Obrenovic in 1868, for instance, Hungarian influence helped win recognition of the Obrenovic dynasty in the person of Michael's underage nephew Milan, as hereditary prince, in the face of Ottoman reluctance to concede this.
(350.) Tieger & Shin, supra note 347, at 673; see Combs, supra note 347, at 937 (referencing the Nikolic and Obrenovic confessions about their roles in the massacre).
[ETH]centshe controversial monument of Serbian Knyaz (Prince) Mihailo Obrenovic in the Bulgarian capital Sofia has been "decorated" by unknown persons with the colors of the Bulgarian national flag.
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Movements for Serbian independence began with uprisings led by Karadjordje Petrovic (1804-13) and Milos Obrenovic (1815-17), founders of two rival dynasties that would rule Serbia until World War I.
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For his achievements in journalism, he received the October Award of the City of Beograd (1987) and the "Golden Microphone of Radio Beograd" (2008), as well as the literary awards "Milosh Crnjanski" for his book of short stories Commemoration (1984), "Isidora Sekulic" for the book of stories Johny's Solo (2005), and "Rade Obrenovic" for Nebo nad cirkusom for the best novel written in the Serbian language in 2004.
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