Ministry of defence Republic of Serbia
 
11.02.2018

Observed 117th Anniversary of the Death of King Milan Obrenović



Today, in the Krušedol Monastery, a state ceremony was held to mark the 117th anniversary of the death of King Milan Obrenović.
 
The wreaths were laid next to the grave of King Milan by State Secretary in the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs Negovan Stanković who led the state ceremony, by representatives of the Ministry of Defence and Serbian Armed Forces, municipality of Irig, associations and citizens.
 
The organiser of the state ceremony was the Government Committee for cherishing traditions of liberation wars of Serbia.
 
King Milan Obrenović ruled Serbia from 1868 to 1889. During that period several liberation wars were waged, and Serbia gained international recognition on the basis of decisions of Berlin Congress held on 13th July 1878. King Milan died in Vienna on 11th February 1901, and he was buried in the tomb in Krušedol Monastery on Fruška Gora.
 
Text and photo: Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs