Ministry of defence Republic of Serbia

Commemoration of the Death of King Milan Obrenović

State Secretary in the Ministry for Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs Zoran Antić, led the state ceremony of commemorating the 118th anniversary of the death of King Milan Obrenović, which was held today in the Monastery of Krušedol on Fruška Gora.
Apart from State Secretary Antić, wreaths were laid by representatives of the Ministry of Defence and Serbian Armed Forces, Provincial Secretariat of Culture and Information, Irig municipality, associations and citizens.

King Milan Obrenović ruled Serbia from 1868 to 1889. During that period, several liberation wars were waged, and Serbia gained international recognition by decisions of the Congress of Berlin which took place on 13th July 1878. King Milan died in Vienna on 11th February 1901, and he was buried in a tomb in the Monastery of Krušedol on Fruška Gora. King Milan remained remembered for successful reforms with far reaching consequences, such as highly successful reform of the military, as well as the overall accelerated Europeanisation of Serbia.