Petar Bojović

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Duke Petar Bojović

Petar Bojović (Serbian: Петар Бојовић, pronounced [pɛ̂tar bɔ̂ːjɔʋitɕ]; 16 July 1858 in Miševići, Nova Varoš – 19 January 1945 in Belgrade) was a Serbian military commander. He fought in the Serbo-Turkish War, the Serbo-Bulgarian War, the First Balkan War, the Second Balkan War, World War I and World War II. Following the breakthrough on the Thessaloniki Front he was promoted to fourth Serbian Field Marshal (Voivoda).

In World War I as commander of the First Army, he broke through the lines on the Salonika front. His army advanced deep into enemy territory. For this he was given the title of Duke.[1] In 1945, after World War II ended, he was beaten severely by partisans. They decided to take his house for themselves. He died soon after of his injuries.[2]

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  1. "We celebrate those 50 years ago kicked to death Serbian heroes!". News, SOCIETY, SERBIA. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  2. "Memorial Day forgotten liberation of Belgrade". Politika Newspapers and Magazines. Retrieved 30 June 2015.