Toma Vučić Perišić

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Toma Vučić Perišić (Serbian Cyrillic: Тома Вучић Перишић; 1787 – 13 July 1859) was a Serbian politician, military leader during the Serbian Revolution and one of the most powerful and influential individuals in Serbia of the 19th century.[1] He was Miloš Obrenović's most virulent opponent, and an ally of the Karađorđević Dynasty[2][3][4][5] with Avram Petronijević and Ilija Garašanin and other so-called Constitutionalists (Dimitrije Davidović, Aleksa Simić, Stojan Simić, Milutin Savić).[6] He wanted to bring rule of law and an effective administrative system in the Principality of Serbia, if only foreign interference was not an issue.[7] Eventually, in the political tug-of-war, the constitutionalists period came to an abrupt end with the former absolute ruler reclaiming the throne.[8]

Toma Vučić Perišić
Jovan Popović - Portret Tome Vučića Perišića,1841, oil on canvas, 54,5 x 68 cm.jpg
Portrait by Jovan Popović, 1841
Minister of Internal Affairs
In office
Preceded byCvetko Rajović
Succeeded byIlija Garašanin
Personal details
Barič, Ottoman Empire (modern-day Serbia)
Belgrade, Principality of Serbia
AwardsOrder of Glory

He married twice, first time with Perunika Žabarac and second wife Agnija nicknamed Nula, sister of a Greek revolutionary leader of the Greek War of Independence, Yiannis Pharmakis.[9] With his first wife he had four children, two daughters (Stanka and Anka) and two sons (Stevan and Ilija).[9] According to some sources, Vučić dug out his own eye with a fork during a lunch, because he had an eye pain.[10]

A street in Belgrade is named after him.[11]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Gospodar Vučić 1842. sa Metinog Brda bombardovao Kragujevac". Prvi Prvi na Skali. Retrieved 2019-09-11.
  2. ^ Norris, D. (1999-08-25). In the Wake of the Balkan Myth: Questions of Identity and Modernity. Springer. ISBN 9780230286535.
  3. ^ Norris, David (2016-05-05). Haunted Serbia: Representations of History and War in the Literary Imagination. Routledge. ISBN 9781317196389.
  4. ^ Norris, David A. (2009). Belgrade: A Cultural History. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195376081.
  5. ^ Singleton, Fred; Fred, Singleton (1985-03-21). A Short History of the Yugoslav Peoples. Cambridge University Press. p. 91. ISBN 9780521274852.
  6. ^ "Srpsko Nasledje". Retrieved 2019-08-25.
  7. ^ Singleton, Fred; Fred, Singleton (1985-03-21). A Short History of the Yugoslav Peoples. Cambridge University Press. p. 91. ISBN 9780521274852.
  8. ^ Jelavich, Charles; Jelavich, Barbara (2012-09-20). The Establishment of the Balkan National States, 1804-1920. University of Washington Press. ISBN 9780295803609.
  9. ^ a b Babić, M (7 February 2014). "BG ULICE: Ko je bio gospodar Toma Vučić?". Telegraf. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  10. ^ Поповић, Радомир Ј (2003). Тома Вучић Перишић. Службени Гласник. p. 209. ISBN 9788677430399.
  11. ^ "How did the "Gospodara Vucica" street get its name? | It happened once in Belgrade". 011info - the best guide through Belgrade. Retrieved 2019-09-17.
Government offices
Preceded by
Cvetko Rajović
Minister of Internal Affairs
Succeeded by
Ilija Garašanin