Dragutin Dimitrijević

1876 - 1917

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Dragutin Dimitrijević (Serbian Cyrillic: Драгутин Димитријевић; 17 August 1876 – 24 June 1917), known as Apis (Апис), was a Serbian colonel. He was a leading member of the military group that organized the 1903 overthrow of the Serbian government, which included the assassination of Alexander I of Serbia.Dimitrijević later led the Black Hand, a society responsible for the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in June 1914, which led to the July Crisis and the outbreak of World War I. In 1916, Serbian Prime Minister Nikola Pašić, who considered Dimitrijević as a potential threat, accused Dimitrijević and the Black Hand group of treason. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dragutin Dimitrijević has received more than 286,854 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Dragutin Dimitrijević is the 70th most popular social activist (up from 86th in 2019), the 35th most popular biography from Serbia and the most popular Serbian Social Activist.

Dragutin Dimitrijević was a Serbian military officer who served as a colonel in the Royal Yugoslav Army. He is most famous for being the commander of the Black Hand, the group that assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, in 1914.

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Among social activists, Dragutin Dimitrijević ranks 70 out of 544Before him are Mukhtar al-Thaqafi, Anneliese Michel, Errico Malatesta, Mustafa Barzani, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, and Dominique Pire. After him are Gabrielle d'Estrées, Jenny von Westphalen, Edmond James de Rothschild, José Rizal, Antipope Clement III, and Aleksandr Ulyanov.

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Among people born in 1876, Dragutin Dimitrijević ranks 23Before him are Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium, Róbert Bárány, Adolf Windaus, Hermann Müller, Maxim Litvinov, and Muhammad Ali Jinnah. After him are Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich of Russia, Otto Diels, Kim Koo, Max Jacob, Elsa Einstein, and Robert Guérin. Among people deceased in 1917, Dragutin Dimitrijević ranks 17Before him are Adolf von Baeyer, Franz Brentano, Emil von Behring, John William Waterhouse, Scott Joplin, and Emil Theodor Kocher. After him are Ludwig Minkus, Radomir Putnik, Liliʻuokalani, Léon Bloy, Jean Gaston Darboux, and Adolph Wagner.

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Among people born in Serbia, Dragutin Dimitrijević ranks 35 out of 469Before him are Maximinus II (270), Hostilian (230), Alboin (530), Krum (710), Radomir Antić (1948), and Quintillus (220). After him are Miloš Obrenović (1780), Nikola Pašić (1845), Vojislav Koštunica (1944), Aşub Sultan (1627), Milan Nedić (1878), and Milorad Pavić (1929).


Among social activists born in Serbia, Dragutin Dimitrijević ranks 1After him are Vesna Vulović (1950).