Takovo Meeting

The Takovo Meeting (Serbian: Састанак у Такову, romanizedSastanak u Takovu) was the gathering of Serbian leaders held on 23 April [O.S. 11 April] 1815 (Palm Sunday) at Takovo, a village near present-day Gornji Milanovac. Two years following the collapse of the First Serbian Uprising, the decision was made to start a new uprising against the Ottoman Empire under the leadership of Miloš Obrenović. The meeting was held on the day of the traditional people's gathering, to which people from many Serbian regions attended. Preparations were kept in strict secrecy, with agitation limited to territories of Rudnik, Kragujevac and Čačak nahias. The idea of a new uprising was met with broad support among the masses.

However, the Serbs, disgruntled by Turkish oppression, did not wait for 11 April. Attacks on Turkish detachments and officials began already on 8 April 1815.[1] The Takovo Meeting was the beginning of the Second Serbian Uprising.

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  1. ^ "Sabor u Takovu i početak ustanka" (in Serbian). Archived from the original on 17 February 2010. Retrieved 11 March 2018.

SourcesEdit

  • Milan. Đ Milićević: Kneževina Srbija, 1876.
  • Miroslav Timotijević: Takovski ustanak — Srpske Cveti, Beograd 2012.