Princess Vjera of Montenegro

Vjera Petrović-Njegoš, Princess of Montenegro[a] (Serbian Cyrillic: Вјера Петровић-Његош; 22 February 1887 – 31 October 1927) was a member of the Petrović-Njegoš dynasty as the eleventh (of twelve) child of Nicholas I of Montenegro and Milena of Montenegro.[1]

Princess Vjera
Princess of Montenegro
Princess Vjera of Montenegro.jpg
Princess Vjera in Neuilly-sur-Seine, 1916
Born(1887-02-22)22 February 1887
Rijeka Crnojevića, Montenegro
Died31 October 1927(1927-10-31) (aged 40)
Cap d'Antibes, France
Burial
Names
Vjera Petrović-Njegoš, Princess of Montenegro
HousePetrović-Njegoš
FatherNicholas I of Montenegro
MotherMilena of Montenegro
ReligionEastern Orthodox

Vjera and her sister Xenia was not educated at the Smolny Institute in Russia like her eldest sisters had been, but educated at home. She was described as pretty and elegant but more sensitive and timid, and not as energetic or strongwilled, like her elders sisters. [2]

She was interested in painting, but are foremost remembered because of the effort she made helping the injured victims of an explosion in the harbor of Bar, for which she was awarded a medal.[3] She left Montenegro when her father was deposed in 1918 and settled with her parents and her sister Xenia in France. She participated in humanitarian work in France as well.

She died in France. She was buried with her parents and sister in San Remo, but like them, her remains were reburied in Cetinje in 1989.

NotesEdit

  1. ^
    Her given name is sometimes spelled in the ekavian version Vera; both vera and vjera means "faith" in South Slavic languages.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Family tree
  2. ^ "MONTENEGRINA - digitalna biblioteka crnogorske kulture i nasljedja".
  3. ^ "MONTENEGRINA - digitalna biblioteka crnogorske kulture i nasljedja".