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Petar Bojović

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Deputy Commander in Chief of the Yugoslavian Armed Forces
In office
3 April 1941 – 17 April 1941
Monarch Peter II
Preceded by Prince Paul
Succeeded by Dušan Simović
Chief of the General Staff of the Royal Yugoslav Armed Forces
In office
21 January 1921 – 8 December 1921
Monarch Peter I
Alexander I
Preceded by Živojin Mišić
Succeeded by Petar Pešić
Chief of Staff of the Supreme Command of the Serbian Army
In office
8 December 1915 – 1 July 1918
Monarch Peter I
Preceded by Radomir Putnik
Succeeded by Živojin Mišić
Chief of the Serbian General Staff
In office
1906–1908
Monarch Peter I
Preceded by Aleksandar Mašin
Succeeded by Radomir Putnik
Personal details
Born (1858-06-16)16 June 1858
Miševići, Nova Varoš, Ottoman Empire
Died 19 January 1945(1945-01-19) (aged 86)
Belgrade, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Resting place New Cemetery Belgrade
Spouse(s) Mileva Bojović (1893–1945; his death)
Children Božidar Bojović
Vojislav Bojović
Jelica Bojović
Dobrosav Bojović
Rada Bojović
Radoslav Bojović
Alma mater Military Academy Serbia
Profession Army officer
Awards Order of the Karađorđe's Star rib.png Order of the Star of Karageorge
Order of the Karađorđe's Star with Swords rib.png Order of the Star of Karageorge with Swords
Ordre de la Couronne de Yougoslavie (Royaume).png Order of the Yugoslav Crown
Cavaliere di gran Croce Regno SSML BAR.svg Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus
UK Order St-Michael St-George ribbon.svg Order of Saint Michael and Saint George
Military service
Allegiance Serbia Principality of Serbia
 Kingdom of Serbia
 Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Branch/service Serbian Army
Years of service 1876–1921
1941
Rank Field Marshal
Commands Serbian 1st Army
Battles/wars Serbo-Turkish War
Serbo-Bulgarian War
First Balkan War
Second Balkan War
World War I
World War II
Petar Bojović generalštabni pukovnik
Duke Petar Bojović

Petar Bojović (Serbian: Петар Бојовић 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. 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.

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