Princess Zorka of Montenegro
Princess Ljubica of Montenegro (Montenegrin Cyrillic: Љубица Петровић-Његош; 23 December 1864 – 16 March 1890), later Princess Zorka Karađorđević in Serbia.
|Born||23 December 1864|
|Died||16 March 1890 (aged 25)|
Prince Peter Karađorđević (m. 1883)
|Father||Nicholas I of Montenegro|
Born in Cetinje, Montenegro at the time when her father was already the reigning Prince of Montenegro (his uncle Danilo II Petrović-Njegoš having died in 1860). She had eight younger sisters and three younger brothers. Zorka was educated in Russia before returning to Montenegro to be engaged to Karađorđević. Zorka's sister Elena married the future King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy.
Marriage and childrenEdit
They had five children:
- Princess Helen of Serbia (4 November 1884 – 16 October 1962).
- Princess Milena of Serbia (28 April 1886 – 21 December 1887).
- George, Crown Prince of Serbia (8 September 1887 – 17 October 1972).
- Alexander I of Yugoslavia (16 December 1888 – 9 October 1934).
- Prince Andrew of Serbia (born and died 16 March 1890).
The first monument for a woman in Serbia was erected for Zorka on 3 June 1926. The monument, a work of sculptor Stamenko Đurđević, was funded by the Duchess Zorka Society and was located on the Big Kalemegdan. The monument was removed and probably destroyed after World War II. The gypsum model of the monument has survived and is housed in the History Museum of Serbia..
- The Times, "Montenegro", 13 August 1883.
- Mučibabić, D. (2013-06-14). "Search for the lost sculptures from Belgrade fortress". Politika. Retrieved 2016-12-28.