1768 - 1817

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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 of Habsburg and Ottoman Serbs, 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 lived until 1794, when a general amnesty was declared. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karađorđe has received more than 269,780 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Karađorđe is the 1,614th most popular politician (up from 1,643rd in 2019), the 22nd most popular biography from Serbia (up from 25th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Serbian Politician.

Karađorđe is most famous for leading the Serbian Revolution against the Ottoman Empire.

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Among politicians, Karađorđe ranks 1,614 out of 15,710. Before him are Louise Mountbatten, Soong Mei-ling, Leonid Kuchma, Ricimer, Cao Rui, and Sasaki Kojirō. After him are Kamehameha I, Charles-Henri Sanson, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Li Zicheng, Hassanal Bolkiah, and Albert II, Duke of Austria.

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

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In Serbia

Among people born in Serbia, Karađorđe ranks 22 out of 469. Before him are Peter II of Yugoslavia (1923), Alexander I of Serbia (1876), Saint Sava (1169), Stjepan Mesić (1934), Constantius III (370), and Draža Mihailović (1893). After him are Mátyás Rákosi (1892), Marina Abramović (1946), Josip Jelačić (1801), Stefan Lazarević (1374), Vuk Karadžić (1787), and Novak Djokovic (1987).


Among politicians born in Serbia, Karađorđe ranks 18Before him are Peter I of Serbia (1844), Probus (232), Peter II of Yugoslavia (1923), Alexander I of Serbia (1876), Stjepan Mesić (1934), and Constantius III (370). After him are Mátyás Rákosi (1892), Stefan Lazarević (1374), Maximinus II (270), Hostilian (230), Alboin (530), and Krum (710).