Franjo Tuđman

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Franjo Tuđman
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1st President of Croatia
In office
22 December 1990 – 10 December 1999
Prime MinisterJosip Manolić
Franjo Gregurić
Hrvoje Šarinić
Nikica Valentić
Zlatko Mateša
Preceded byHimself (as President of the Presidency of the Republic of Croatia)
Succeeded byVlatko Pavletić (as Acting President)
Stjepan Mesić (as President)
President of the Presidency of the Republic of Croatia
In office
25 July 1990 – 22 December 1990
Prime MinisterStjepan Mesić (as President of the Executive Council of SR Croatia)
Josip Manolić(as Prime Minister of Croatia)
Preceded byhimself (as President of the Presidency of SR Croatia)
Succeeded byhimself (as President of Croatia)
9th President of the Presidency of the Socialist Republic of Croatia
In office
30 May 1990 – 25 July 1990
Prime MinisterStjepan Mesić (as President of the Executive Council of SR Croatia)
Preceded byIvo Latin
Succeeded byhimself (as President of the Presidency of the Republic of Croatia)
1st President of the Croatian Democratic Union
In office
17 June 1989 – 10 December 1999
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byVladimir Šeks (acting)
Personal details
Born(1922-05-14)14 May 1922
Veliko Trgovišće, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes
Died10 December 1999(1999-12-10) (aged 77)
Zagreb, Croatia
Resting placeMirogoj Cemetery, Zagreb, Croatia
NationalityCroatian
Political partyCroatian Democratic Union (1989-1999)
Other political
affiliations
League of Communists of Yugoslavia (1942-1967)
Spouse(s)
Ankica Žumbar
(m. 1945; his death 1999)
ChildrenMiroslav, Stjepan, Nevenka
Alma materMilitary Academy Belgrade
University of Zadar
ProfessionPolitician, historian, soldier
Signature
Websitetudjman.hr
Military service
Allegiance Yugoslavia (1942–61)
 Croatia (1995–1999)
Branch/serviceYugoslav Partisans (1942–45)
Yugoslav People's Army (1945–61)
Republic of Croatia Armed Forces (1995–1999)
Years of service1942–1961
1995–1999
RankMajor General (YPA)
Vrhovnik (HV)[1][2]
Unit10th Zagreb Corps
Battles/warsWorld War II in Yugoslavia
Croatian War of Independence

Franjo Tuđman, also written as Franjo Tudjman[3][4] (Croatian: [frǎːɲo tûdʑman] (About this soundlisten); 14 May 1922 – 10 December 1999) was a Croatian politician and historian. He became the first President of Croatia and served as president from 1990 until his death in 1999. He was the 9th and last President of the Presidency of SR Croatia from May to July 1990.

References[change | change source]

  1. "ODLUKA O OZNAKAMA ČINOVA I DUŽNOSTI U ORUŽANIM SNAGAMA REPUBLIKE HRVATSKE" (in Croatian). Retrieved 15 December 2013.
  2. "Rank Vrhovnik". ZASTUPNIČKI DOM SABORA REPUBLIKE HRVATSKE. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  3. "Franjo Tudjman". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  4. Traynor, Ian (12 December 1999). "Franjo Tudjman". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 June 2018.