Olga's Gallery

Vladimir Borovikovsky

Portrait of Karadjordge.

1816. Oil on canvas. The National Museum, Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Read Note.

Vladimir Borovikovsky. Portrait of Karadjordge.

Karadjordge (Djorje Petrovic, or "Black George") (1752-1817), Serbian leader, founder of the ruling dynasty of Serbia and Yugoslavia. He was a pig-dealer, who became the leader of the first Serb Rebellion against Ottoman Turkish rule (1804-1813). In 1808 he beecame the supreme leader of Serbia. After the defeat of the rebellion, he lived in exile in Austria and Russia. In 1817, after his secret return, he was killed in Serbia