Savatije Milošević

Savatije Milošević (Serbian Cyrillic: Саватије Милошевић; 1876 – 1905), known as Vojvoda Savatije, was a Serbian hajduk and Chetnik commander.

Savatije Milošević
Nickname(s)Ivan Kosančić[1]
Born1876
Pavlica, Raška, Ottoman Empire (now Serbia)
DiedMay 25, 1905 (aged 29 or 30)
Velika Hoča, Ottoman Empire (now Serbia)
Allegiance Serbian Chetnik Organization (1903–05)
Years of service1903–05
Rankvojvoda (duke)

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Early lifeEdit

Savatije Miličević Milošević (Саватије Миличевић Милошевић) was born in Pavlica, Raška, at the time part of the Ottoman Empire (today Serbia).

At the age of 25,[citation needed] Milošević murdered Pavle Jasnić,[2] a chief of a srez (municipality) in Raška, because of a blood feud, and joined the hajduks (brigands) with whom he was active in the Ottoman Empire. He found refuge in Peć, Kosovo Vilayet, at the house of Albanian kachak Mula Zeka.[3] When the authority started searching for him, he fled to the Principality of Montenegro where he befriended the Serbian emigreés Ranko Tajsić and prota Milan Đurić.

Chetnik OrganizationEdit

He participated in the famous battle at Čelopek (April 1905). Together with Lazar Kujundžić and Živojin Milovanović he turned and went for Poreče, through Serbia and Podgora, in order to bypass Ottoman harassing in the Kumanovo region. Milovanović, as a Serbian officer, was to establish the headquarters of Western Povardarje. The company was betrayed in Velika Hoča on May 25, 1905, by local Albanians who had initially promised (see besa) their security, thus they were forced to battle the Ottoman Army and neighbouring Albanian kachaks. After a long fight, all of these Chetniks died.

LegacyEdit

A street in the Zvezdara neighbourhood of Belgrade bears his name, as well as a street in the town of Raška.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Srbiju zvali "Božija kuća"". Arhiva.glas-javnosti.rs. Retrieved 2016-09-28.
  2. ^ Dokumenta o Raškoj oblasti: 1890-1899. Istorijski muzej Srbije. 1997. ISBN 9788682925019. За на оружање овдашњег народа, до ко.је сам у првом и другом реферату нагласијо: издато је до 600. пушака. са по два теста фишека уз пушку. Господине: Саватије Милошевић, убииа Кппетпнп Јаснића, налази се у селу нашему ...
  3. ^ Dragoslav Srejović; Slavko Gavrilović; Sima M. Ćirković (1983). Istorija srpskog naroda: knj. Od Berlinskog kongresa do Ujedinjenja 1878-1918 (2 v.). Srpska književna zadruga. Међутим, по извештајима које је имао српски министар спољних послова, вођа ове четворице био је Саватије Милошевић, хајдук из Србије који је утекао пред потером и нашао склониште у Пећи код Мула Зеке. С обзиром на то ...

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