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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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(24.) Dagdanova A, Ilchenko S, Notari S, Yang Q, Obrenovich ME, Hatcher K, et al.
A THREAD THROUGH the murky labyrinth of Serbian nineteenth-century history is the feud between the country's two leading families, the Obrenovich and Karageorgevich dynasties.
Petersburg (Leningrad) to plead his case, he was ordered interned in the Ukraine; he managed to travel secretly through Bessarabia to Serbia (1817); there he fell victim to a plot between the pro-Turkish Serbian leader, Milosh Obrenovich, who wished for no competition to his role, and the Turkish vizier of Belgrade, resulting in the assassination of Karageorge while he slept in the village of Radovanje (July 25, 1817); his head was afterward sent to Istanbul.
Alley, G., Seyidova, D., Raina, A.K., Obrenovich, M.E., Neal, M.L., Siedlak, S.L., Lamb, B.T., Vinters, H., Lamanna, J.C., Smith, M.A., Perry, G., 2003.
(18.) Aliev G, Palacios HH, Walrafen B, Lipsitt AE, Obrenovich ME, Morales L.