Dragiša Cvetković

Dragiša Cvetković (Serbian Cyrillic: Драгиша Цветковић; 15 January 1893 – 18 February 1969) was a Yugoslav politician active in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

Dragiša Cvetković
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13th Prime Minister of Yugoslavia
In office
5 February 1939 – 27 March 1941
MonarchPeter II of Yugoslavia
Preceded byMilan Stojadinović
Succeeded byDušan Simović
Personal details
Born15 January 1893
Niš, Kingdom of Serbia
Died18 February 1969 (aged 76)
Paris, France

He served as the prime minister of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia from 1939 to 1941. He developed the federalization of Yugoslavia through the creation of the Banovina of Croatia via the Cvetković-Maček Agreement with Croat leader Vladko Maček. He signed the Yugoslav accession to the Tripartite Pact on 25 March 1941. Two days later, on March 27, a group of officers carried out a military coup, and arrested Dragiša Cvetković and other ministers. German authorities arrested him on two occasions and took him to Banjica concentration camp. He fled on 4 September 1944 for Bulgaria. He spent the rest of his life in Paris.[citation needed]

On 25 September 2009, the regional court in Cvetković's hometown of Niš rehabilitated him from charges laid against him by the Yugoslav government in 1945.[1]


  1. ^ Rehabilitovan Dragiša Cvetković, politika.rs; accessed 17 December 2015.(in Serbian)
Political offices
Preceded by
Milan Stojadinović
Prime Minister of Yugoslavia
Succeeded by
Dušan Simović