Marko Nikezić

Marko Nikezić (Serbian: Марко Никезић; 13 June 1921 – 6 January 1991) was a Yugoslav and Serbian politician. He was a Minister of Foreign Affairs of Yugoslavia and Chairman of the League of Communists of Serbia. He was dismissed in 1972 under the charge of being "anarcho-liberal".

Marko Nikezić
Марко Никезић
Marko Nikezić (2).jpg
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Yugoslavia
In office
23 April 1965 – 25 December 1968
PresidentJosip Broz Tito
Preceded byKoča Popović
Succeeded byMišo Pavićević (acting)
6th Chairman of the League of Communists of Serbia
In office
November 1968 – 26 October 1972
PresidentMiloš Minić
Dragoslav Marković
Preceded byPetar Stambolić
Succeeded byTihomir Vlaškalić
Personal details
Born
Marko Nikezić

(1921-06-13)13 June 1921
Belgrade, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes
Died6 January 1991(1991-01-06) (aged 69)
Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia
Political partyLeague of Communists of Yugoslavia

BiographyEdit

Nikezić was born in Belgrade. He studied at the Technical Faculty at the University of Belgrade.

He was a member of the Yugoslav Partisan army from 1941, during World War II.

After the war, he served as Yugoslav ambassador to Egypt, Czechoslovakia and the United States of America. From 1965 to 1968 he was a Minister of Foreign Affairs of Yugoslavia. In 1968 he became the Chairman of the League of Communists of Serbia. In 1972 he was dismissed from the office under the charge of being too "liberal" and "anarcho-liberal", alongside Latinka Perović and other Serbian high-officials. This event is known in Serbian history as the 'Purge of liberals'.

He died in Belgrade in 1991.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Biography of Marko Nikezic on site of Ministry of Foreign Affairs".