Avram Petronijević

Avram Petronijević (September 13, 1791 – April 22, 1852) was a Serbian politician serving as Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Principality of Serbia on several terms and holding the longest term by one Prime Minister in the political history of Serbia.[1]

Avram Petronijević
Аврам Петронијевић
Avram Petronijević.jpg
Representative of the Prince of Serbia
In office
26 February 1839 – 7 April 1840
MonarchMiloš I,
Michael I
Preceded byKoca Marković
Succeeded byPaun Janković
Representative of the Prince of Serbia
In office
7 September 1842 – 6 October 1843
MonarchAlexander I
Preceded byĐorđe Protić
Succeeded byAleksa Simić
Representative of the Prince of Serbia
In office
11 October 1844 – 22 April 1852
MonarchAlexander I
Preceded byAleksa Simić
Succeeded byIlija Garašanin
Personal details
Born13 September 1791
Tekija, Ottoman Empire
Died22 April 1852 (1852-04-23) (aged 60)
Constantinople, Ottoman Empire
Political partyNone

BiographyEdit

Petronijević was born in Tekija, and was educated in a school in the neighboring Orşova (Romania). In 1817 he returned to Serbia to pursue a political career and soon became the personal secretary of Prince Miloš Obrenović. He was a member of the Serbian deputation in Constantinople from 1821 until 1826, and later several times a Serbian deputy (ćehaja) at the Turkish government (Sublime Porte). Later, with Toma Vučić-Perišić, Dimitrije Davidović, Aleksa Simić, Stojan Simić, Milutin Savić, Ilija Garašanin, Petronijević stood at the head of Ustavobranioci (Defenders of the Constitution)[2] against the Prince Prince Miloš Obrenović. During the reign of Prince Alexander Karađorđevic, starting from 1844 until his death he was Minister of Foreign Affairs and Representative of the Prince (Prime Minister). He died in Tsargrad on April 22, 1852 (Julian Calendar)[3] and was buried in the church of St. Petka on the Bosporus, next to Samuilo Jakovljević, a colleague from the Serbian deputation in Constantinople from 1821 until 1826, though Jakovljević died in 1824.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vreme - U susret 163. vladi: Sovjet, razmotrilište, centralno pravlenije, izvršno veće, vlada". www.vreme.com. Retrieved 2019-07-07.
  2. ^ Roudometof, Victor (2001). Nationalism, Globalization, and Orthodoxy: The Social Origins of Ethnic Conflict in the Balkans. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 9780313319495.
  3. ^ Antić, Čedomir (2007). Неутралност Као Независност: Велика Британија, Србија И Кримски Рат. Institute for Balkan Studies. ISBN 9788671790390.

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Government offices
Preceded by
Stefan Stefanović Tenka
Prime Minister of Serbia
1839–1840
Succeeded by
Paun Janković
Preceded by
Đorđe Protić
Prime Minister of Serbia
1842–1843
Succeeded by
Aleksa Simić
Preceded by
Aleksa Simić
Prime Minister of Serbia
1844–1852
Succeeded by
Ilija Garašanin
Preceded by
Dimitrije Davidović
Minister of Foreign Affairs
1835–1840
Succeeded by
Đorđe Protić
Preceded by
Aleksa Simić
Minister of Foreign Affairs
1844–1852
Succeeded by
Aleksa Janković