Jovo Kapičić

Jovan "Jovo" Kapičić, born Jovan Kapa, (Serbian Cyrillic: Јован Јово Капичић; 2 September 1919 – 9 December 2013) was a Yugoslav General and post-war politician.[1]

Jovo Kapičić
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Kapičić in 1944
Nickname(s)Jovo Kapa
Born(1919-09-02)2 September 1919
Gaeta, Kingdom of Italy
Died9 December 2013(2013-12-09) (aged 94)
Belgrade, Serbia
City Cemetery, Cetinje
Allegiance Yugoslav Partisans
Years of service1941–45
Battles/warsWorld War II in Yugoslavia
AwardsOrder of the People's Hero

He was awarded the Order of the People's Hero on 10 July 1950.[1]

Early and personal lifeEdit

Kapičić was born on 2 September 1919 in the Italian city of Gaeta where the Kingdom of Italy authorities had set up a large base for the Italian-supported exiled soldiers of the Royal Montenegrin Army following their unsuccessful 1919 Christmas Uprising against the Karađorđević dynasty. Jovo's father Milo Kapa was born in Ugnji near Cetinje, Montenegro, and he completed a theology degree. Later he was a theology professor and in 1918, he became a komita and joined the Montenegrin Federalist Party. Along with Jovo, Milo had two more sons (Pavle and Vlado) and a daughter Anka.

Jovo's son Dragan is a retired basketball player and his grandson Stefan is an actor.[2]


  1. ^ a b Narodni heroji Jugoslavije. Belgrade: Mladost, 1975
  2. ^ B92 (2013-12-09). "Preminuo Jovo Kapičić" (in Serbian). Retrieved 2018-05-23.

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