1768 - 1817


Đorđe Petrović (Serbian Cyrillic: Ђорђе Петровић, pronounced [d͡ʑôːrd͡ʑe pětroʋit͡ɕ]), better known by the sobriquet Black George, or Karađorđe (Serbian Cyrillic: Карађорђе, pronounced [kârad͡ʑoːrd͡ʑe]; 16 November [O.S. 3 November] 1768 – 26 July [O.S. 14 July] 1817), was a Serbian revolutionary who led the struggle for his country's independence from the Ottoman Empire during the First Serbian Uprising of 1804–1813. Born into an impoverished family in the Šumadija region of Ottoman Serbia, Karađorđe distinguished himself during the Austro-Turkish War of 1788–1791 as a member of the Serbian Free Corps, a militia made up of Habsburg and Ottoman Serbs that was armed and trained by the Austrians. Fearing retribution following the Austrians' and Serb rebels' defeat in 1791, he and his family fled to the Austrian Empire, where they were to live until 1794, when a general amnesty was declared. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karađorđe has received more than 246,740 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,654th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Karađorđe ranks 1,644 out of 14,801Before him are Uzun Hasan, Rudolph of France, Manco Cápac, Al-Mahdi, Charles Albert of Sardinia, and Conrad I of Germany. After him are Sigurd the Crusader, Albert II, Duke of Austria, Li Peng, Algirdas, Ptolemy XI Alexander II, and Djet.

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Among people born in 1768, Karađorđe ranks 8Before him are Joseph Bonaparte, Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor, François-René de Chateaubriand, Charlotte Corday, Friedrich Schleiermacher, and Frederick VI of Denmark. After him are Jean-Baptiste Bessières, Louis Desaix, Tecumseh, Caroline of Brunswick, Édouard Mortier, Duke of Trévise, and Jean-Robert Argand. Among people deceased in 1817, Karađorđe ranks 7Before him are Jane Austen, Charles Messier, Tadeusz Kościuszko, Germaine de Staël, André Masséna, and Martin Heinrich Klaproth. After him are Marie Walewska, Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, Abraham Gottlob Werner, Princess Charlotte of Wales, William Bligh, and Theroigne de Mericourt.

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In Serbia

Among people born in Serbia, Karađorđe ranks 25 out of 329Before him are Draža Mihailović (1893), Novak Djokovic (1987), Maximinus II (270), Stjepan Mesić (1934), Josip Jelačić (1801), and Mátyás Rákosi (1892). After him are Marina Abramović (1946), Stefan Lazarević (1374), Krum (710), Vojislav Koštunica (1944), Nikola Pašić (1845), and Hostilian (230).


Among politicians born in Serbia, Karađorđe ranks 20Before him are Peter II of Yugoslavia (1923), Quintillus (220), Constantius III (370), Maximinus II (270), Stjepan Mesić (1934), and Mátyás Rákosi (1892). After him are Stefan Lazarević (1374), Krum (710), Vojislav Koštunica (1944), Nikola Pašić (1845), Hostilian (230), and Milan Nedić (1878).

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