Đorđe Skopljanče

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Đorđe Ristić (Serbian Cyrillic: Ђорђе Ристић; August 6, 1881—1911), known as Đorđe Skopljanče (Ђорђе Скопљанче), was a Serbian Chetnik commander who fought in Old Serbia and Macedonia.

Đorđe Ristić–Skopljanče
Đorđe Ristić Skopljanče.jpg
"Vojvoda Đorđe Ristić Skopljanče", postcard
Nickname(s)"Vojvoda Đorđe Skopljanče"
BornAugust 6, 1881
İpek, Kosovo Vilayet, Ottoman Empire
Died1911 (aged 30)
Niš, Kingdom of Serbia
Allegiance
Years of service1904–1910
Battles/warsMacedonian Struggle

LifeEdit

Ristić was born in İpek, Kosovo Vilayet, Ottoman Empire (now Kosovo) into a Serb family. He finished high school in Skoplje, hence his nickname Skopljanče (a demonym). He then enrolled in the non-commissioned officer school in Belgrade in 1904, and with the rank of sergeant (narednik) he joined the Serbian Chetnik Organization and immediately crossed the Serbian-Ottoman border. Due to his bravery, he gained the title of vojvoda (duke) the same year. He participated in the battles on Guglin, Petralica and Čelopek in that year. His designated area was the Kumanovo region where he constantly clashed with Bulgarian vojvode Krsto Konjushki. He died in 1911 as a result of the extreme conditions he faced during guerilla fighting in the open outdoors under bad weather. He was buried in Niš, where the Narodna Odbrana erected a monument in his honour, in 1913.

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SourcesEdit

  • Krakov, Stanislav (1990) [1930]. Plamen četništva (in Serbian). Belgrade: Hipnos.
  • Trbić, Vasilije (1996). Memoari: 1898-1912 (in Serbian). Kultura. ISBN 9788678010132.
  • P. Pešić, Četnički pokret u Kraljevini Srbiji 1903-1918, Krgujevac 2007, 385
  • P. D. S., Jerinić, Vojvode iz četničke akcije u Staroj Srbiji i Maćedoniji 1903-1912, Dobrovoljački glasnik, br. 32, Beograd 2008, 32