BURIAL CHURCHES OF SERBIAN SOVEREIGNS FROM A TO Z

 

BANJSKA (SERBIA)

BURIED IN BANJSKA MONASTERY (Manastir Banjska):

 

Queen THEODORA OF BULGARIA (+1322), consort of King Stephen Uroš III

 

 

BELGRADE (SERBIA)

BURIED IN THE ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL (Beograd, Saborna Crkva, ulica Kneza Sime Markovića):

 

1. Prince MILOŠ OBRENOVIĆ I (+1860)

 

2. Prince MICHAEL OBRENOVIĆ III (+1868)

 

 

BELGRADE (SERBIA)

BURIED IN THE CHURCH OF ST MARK (Beograd, Crkva Sv. Marka, Tasmajdan Park, Bulevar Kralja Aleksandra):

 

1. King STEPHEN UROŠ IV DUŠAN (+1355)

 

2. Prince MILAN OBRENOVIĆ II (+1839)

 

3. King ALEXANDER I OBRENOVIĆ (+1903)

 

4. Queen DRAGA (+1903), consort of King Alexander I Obrenović

 

 

ĐURĐEVI STUPOVI (SERBIA)

BURIED IN THE CHAPEL BY ST GEORGE’S CHURCH (Đurđevi stupovi, Manastir Sv. Jurja):

 

King STEPHEN DRAGUTIN (+1315)

 

The chapel by St George’s church was built as the burial place of King Dragutin.

 

 

GRADAC (SERBIA)

BURIED IN GRADAC MONASTERY (Manastir Gradac):

 

Queen HELEN OF ANJOU (+1314), consort of King Stephen Uroš I

 

Her sarcophagus is empty as her relics had been hidden from invading Turks and never recovered.

 

 

JAZAK (SERBIA)

BURIED IN JAZAK MONASTERY (Manastir Jazak):

 

King STEPHEN UROŠ V (+1371)

 

 

KRUŠEDOL (SERBIA)

BURIED IN KRUŠEDOL MONASTERY (Manastir Krušedol):

 

1. Princess LJUBICA (+1843), consort of Prince Miloš Obrenović I

 

2. King MILAN I (+1901)

Buried in the tomb of Princess Ljubica.

 

 

LARDY (FRANCE)

BURIED IN THE OLD CEMETERY (Cimetiètre vieux de Lardy, Essonne, Rue du Rosset/Route de Torfou):

 

Queen NATALIA (+1941), consort of King Milan I (Milan Obrenović IV)

 

 

LJUBOSTINJA (SERBIA)

BURIED IN LJUBOSTINJA MONASTERY (Manastir Ljubostinja):

 

Princess MILICA (+1405), consort of Prince Lazar I Hrebeljanović

 

 

MANASIJA (SERBIA)

BURIED IN MANASIJA MONASTERY (Manastir Manasija):

 

Prince STEPHEN LAZAREVIĆ (+1427)

 

MILEŠEVA (SERBIA)

BURIED IN MILEŠEVA MONASTERY (Manastir Mileševa):

 

1. King STEPHEN LADISLAUS (+1243)

 

2. Queen BELOSLAVA OF BULGARIA, consort of King Stephen Ladislaus

 

 

RAVANICA (SERBIA)

BURIED IN RAVANICA MONASTERY (Manastir Ravanica):

 

Prince LAZAR I HREBELJANOVIĆ (+1389)

 

 

SMEDEREVO (SERBIA)

BURIED IN THE CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE VIRGIN (Smederevo, Crkva Uspenja Presvete Bogorodice, ulica Narodnog Fronta):

 

Prince GEORGE BRANKOVIĆ (+1456)

Uncertain. The tomb has not been preserved.

 

 

SOFIA (BULGARIA)

BURIED IN THE CATHEDRAL OF ST NEDELYA (Sofia, Tserkva Sveta Nedelja, Pl. Sveta Nedelya):

 

King STEPHEN UROŠ II MILUTIN (+1321)

 

 

SOPOĆANI (SERBIA)

BURIED IN SOPOĆANI MONASTERY (Manastir Sopoćani):

 

1. Queen ANNA DANDOLO (+c. 1255), consort of King Stephen the First-Crowned

 

2. King STEPHEN UROŠ I (+1277)

 

 

STUDENICA (SERBIA)

BURIED IN STUDENICA MONASTERY (Manastir Studenica):

 

1. STEPHEN NEMANJA (+1199)

 

2. ANNA, consort of Stephen Nemanja

 

3. King STEPHEN THE FIRST-CROWNED (+1227)

 

4. King STEPHEN RADOSLAV (+after 1235)

 

 

TOPOLA (SERBIA)

BURIED IN ST GEORGE’S CHURCH AT OPLENAC (Topola, Crkva Sv. Đorđa na Oplencu):

 

1. Prince ALEXANDER I KARAĐORĐEVIĆ (+1885)

 

2. Princess PERSIDA (+1873), consort of Prince Alexander I Karađorđević

 

3. King PETER I (+1921)

 

4. King ALEXANDER I OF YUGOSLAVIA (+1934)

 

5. Queen MARIE OF RUMANIA (+1961), consort of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia

 

6. King PETER II (+1970)

 

7. Queen ALEXANDRA OF GREECE (+1993), consort of King Peter II of Yugoslavia

 

LIST OF SERBIAN SOVEREIGNS 1166-1945

 

SERBIAN STATE UNTIL 1217:

HOUSE OF NEMANJIĆ (Nemanjići)

c. 1166-1196: STEPHEN NEMANJA (Stefan Nemanja)

Born in 1112/13 in Ribnica.

Father: Zavida. Mother: ?

Married ANNA (+1200).

He was never crowned.

His issue who reigned: STEPHEN THE FIRST-CROWNED (+1228).

Abdicated in 1196 and retired in a monastery.

Died in 1199 in Hilandar Monastery, Mount Athos, Greece.

Buried with his consort Anna in the Monastery of Studenica.

 

 

1196-1217: STEPHEN THE FIRST-CROWNED (Stefan Prvovenčani; King of Serbia 1217)

 

 

KINGDOM OF SERBIA 1217-1371:

HOUSE OF NEMANJIĆ (Nemanjići)

1217-1228: STEPHEN THE FIRST-CROWNED (Stefan Prvovenčani)

Born in ?

Father: Stephen Nemanja. Mother: Anna.

Married firstly in 1191 Princess Eudoxia of Byzantium (repudiated 1200/01).

Married secondly in 1204 (an unknown princess).

Married thirdly in 1207 ANNA Dandolo (+c. 1255).

He was crowned in 1221 in Žiča Monastery.

His issue who reigned:

-STEPHEN RADOSLAV (*c. 1192,+after 1235; son of Eudoxia),

-STEPHEN LADISLAUS (+after 1267),

-STEPHEN UROŠ I (+c. 1277).

Died in 1228.

Buried in the Monastery of Studenica.

His Queen Anna Dandolo was buried in Sopoćani Monastery.

 

 

1228-1233: STEPHEN RADOSLAV (Stefan Radoslav)

Born in c. 1192.

Father: King Stephen the First-Crowned of Serbia. Mother: Princess Eudoxia of Byzantium.

Married Princess ANNA Komnina of Salonica.

He was crowned in 1228.

Abdicated in 1233 and retired in a monastery.

Died after 1235.

Buried in the Monastery of Studenica.

 

 

1233-1243: STEPHEN LADISLAUS (Stefan Vladislav)

Born in c. 1192.

Father: King Stephen the First-Crowned of Serbia. Mother: ?

Married in c. 1233 Princess BELOSLAVA of Bulgaria.

Abdicated in 1243 and retired in a monastery.

Died after 1267.

Buried with his Queen Beloslava of Bulgaria in the Monastery of Mileševa.

 

 

1243-1276: STEPHEN UROŠ I (Stefan Uroš I)

Born in c. 1192.

Father: King Stephen the First-Crowned of Serbia. Mother: ?

Married Princess HELEN of Anjou (*1230,+1314).

His issue who reigned:

-STEPHEN DRAGUTIN (+1316),

-STEPHEN UROŠ II (*c. 1253,+1321).

Abdicated in 1276 and retired in a monastery.

Died in 1277.

Buried in the Monastery of Sopoćani.

His Queen Helen of Anjou was buried in Gradac Monastery (her remains had been removed from her tomb and hid in an unknown location).

 

 

1276-1282: STEPHEN DRAGUTIN (Stefan Dragutin)

Born in ?

Father: King Stephen Uroš I of Serbia. Mother: Queen Helen of Anjou.

Married in c. 1268 Princess CATHERINE of Hungary (+after 1314).

His issue who reigned: Elizabeth (+1331; Princess of Bosnia).

Abdicated in 1282 and retired in a monastery.

Died in 1316.

Buried in the Monastery of Đurđevi Stupovi.

 

 

1282-1321: STEPHEN UROŠ II (Stefan Uroš II Milutin)

Born in c. 1253.

Father: King Stephen Uroš I of Serbia. Mother: Queen Helen of Anjou.

Married firstly Jelena (repudiated 1282).

Married secondly in 1282 HELEN of Thessaly (repudiated 1283).

Married thirdly in 1283 Princess ELIZABETH of Hungary (+after 1300). Repudiated 1284.

Married fourthly in 1284 Princess ANNE of Bulgaria (+after 1304). Repudiated 1299.

Married fifthly in 1299 Princess SIMONIDA of Byzantium (*c. 1294 Constantinople,+after 1345 Constantinople).

His issue who reigned:

-STEPHEN UROŠ III (*c. 1274,+1331; son of Jelena),

-Anna (*after 1275,+after 1346; Czarina of Bulgaria).

Died in 1321.

Buried firstly in the Monastery of Banjska. In 1460 interred in the Cathedral of Sveta Nedelja in Sofia, Bulgaria.

 

 

1321-1331: STEPHEN UROŠ III (Stefan Uroš III Dečanski)

Born in c. 1274.

Father: King Stephen Uroš II of Serbia. Mother: Princess Helen (Jelena).

Married firstly in 1299 Princess THEODORA of Bulgaria (+1322 Zvečan).

Married secondly in 1324 MARIA Palaeologus (*c. 1312,+1355).

His issue who reigned: STEPHEN UROŠ IV (*c. 1308,+1355; son of Theodora).

Died in 1331.

Buried with his second consort Queen Maria in the Monastery of Visoki Dečani.

His first consort Queen Theodora of Bulgaria was buried at the Monastery of Banjska.

 

 

1331-1355: STEPHEN UROŠ IV DUŠAN (Stefan Uroš IV Dušan)

Born in c. 1308.

Father: King Stephen Uroš III of Serbia. Mother: Queen Theodora of Bulgaria.

Married in 1332 Princess HELENA of Bulgaria (*1310,+1376).

He was crowned in 1346 at Skopje.

His issue who reigned: STEPHEN UROŠ V (*1337,+1371).

Died in 1355.

Buried firstly in the Monastery of the Holy Archangels near Prizren, now at St Mark's Church in Belgrade.

 

 

1355-1371: STEPHEN UROŠ V (Stefan Uroš V)

Born in 1337.

Father: King Stephen Uroš IV of Serbia. Mother: Queen Helen of Bulgaria.

Married in 1360 ANNA of Wallachia.

Died in 1371.

Buried firstly in a monastery near Sarenik. In 1705 his remains were transferred to the Monastery of Jazak where they remained (with short intervals when they were transferred to monasteries in Vrdnik and Krušedol 1726-1731) until 1942. Since 1942 the mortal remains of the king have been kept at St Mark's Church in Belgrade. In 2001 reburied in Jazak.

 

 

SERBIAN STATE 1371-1459:

HOUSE OF LAZAREVIĆ (Lazarevići)

1371-1389: LAZAR HREBELJANOVIĆ

Born in c. 1329 at Prilepec.

Father: Pribac Hrebeljanović. Mother: ?

Married in c. 1353 MILICA (+1405).

His issue who reigned:

-STEPHEN LAZAREVIĆ (*c. 1377,+1427),

-Olivera (*c. 1378,+1403; wife of Sultan Bayezid I of Turkey),

-Dragana (*after 1348,+1395; Czarina of Bulgaria),

-Helen (Jelena, +1443; wife of Lord Đurađ II of Montenegro).

Died in 1389 at the battlefield of Kosovo Polje.

Buried firstly at Priština, then in 1391 at Ravanica Monastery. In 1697 reburied in Vrdnik Monastery and in 1942 Prince Lazar's mortal remains were transferred to the Orthodox Cathedral in Belgrade. In 1989 his remains were reburied in the Monastery of Ravanica.

His consort Princess Milica was buried at the Monastery of Ljubostinja.

 

 

1389-1427: STEPHEN LAZAREVIĆ (Stefan Visoki Lazarević)

Born in c. 1377.

Father: Prince Lazar Hrebeljanović of Serbia. Mother: Princess Milica of Serbia.

Married in 1405 HELENA.

Died in 1427 near Kragujevac.

Buried at the Monastery of Manasija.

 

 

HOUSE OF BRANKOVIĆ (Brankovići)

1427-1456: GEORGE BRANKOVIĆ (Đurađ Branković)

Born in c. 1375.

Father: Vuk Branković. Mother: Princess Mara Hrebeljanović of Serbia.

Married firstly a Byzantine princess.

Married secondly in 1414 IRENE Cantacuzino (+1457).

His issue who reigned:

-Mara (*c. 1401,+1487; wife of Sultan Murat II of Turkey),

-STEPHEN THE BLIND (*1420,+1476; son of Irene),

-LAZAR BRANKOVIĆ (*1421,+1458; son of Irene).

Died in 1456.

Probably buried in the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin at Smederevo (no tomb).

 

 

1456-1458: LAZAR BRANKOVIĆ

Born in 1421.

Father: Prince Đurađ Branković of Serbia. Mother: Irene Cantacuzino.

Married in 1446 HELENA (Jelena) Paleolog.

His issue who reigned: Helen (Jelena; *1447,+after 1489; Queen of Bosnia).

Died in 1458. Burial place unknown.

 

 

1458-1459: STEPHEN THE BLIND (Slepi Stefan Branković)

Born in 1420.

Father: Prince Đurađ Branković of Serbia. Mother: Irene Cantacuzino.

Married in 1460 in Albania Angelina Komnina.

His issue who reigned: Milica (*1474,+1554; Princess of Wallachia).

Deposed in 1459 and exiled in Hungary-Croatia and in the Venetian Republic.

Died in 1476 Castle Belgrade near Udine. Probably buried in Kupinovo (no tomb).

 

 

1459-1817: OTTOMAN OCCUPATION

 

 

PRINCIPALITY OF SERBIA 1817-1882 (Turkish fief until 1878):

HOUSE OF OBRENOVIĆ (Obrenovići)

1817-1839 and 1858-1860: MILOŠ OBRENOVIĆ I

Born in 1783 in Srednja Dobrinja.

Father: Teodor Mihajlović. Mother: Višnja Urošević.

Married in 1804 LJUBICA Vukomanović (*1785 Srezojevci,+1843 Novi Sad).

He was never crowned.

His issue who reigned:

-MILAN II (*1819,+1839),

-MICHAEL III (*1823,+1868).

Abdicated in 1839 in favour of his son Milan and left Serbia. Resumed power in 1858.

Died in 1860 in Belgrade.

Buried in the Orthodox Cathedral in Belgrade.

His consort Princess Ljubica was buried at Krušedol Monastery.

 

 

1839: MILAN OBRENOVIĆ II

Born in 1819 in Kragujevac.

Father: Prince Miloš I of Serbia. Mother: Princess Ljubica.

Unmarried.

He was never crowned.

Died in 1839 in Belgrade.

Buried at St Mark's Church in Belgrade.

 

 

1839-1842 and 1860-1868: MICHAEL OBRENOVIĆ III (Mihailo III)

Born in 1823 in Kragujevac.

Father: Prince Miloš I of Serbia. Mother: Princess Ljubica.

Married in 1853 Countess JULIA Hunyadi of Kéthely (*1831 Vienna,+1919 Vienna).

He was never crowned.

Deposed in 1842. Restored in 1860.

Died in 1868 in Belgrade (assassinated).

Buried in the Orthodox Cathedral in Belgrade. His consort, Princess Julia, was buried in the Central Cemetery in Vienna, Austria.

 

 

HOUSE OF KARAĐORĐEVIĆ (Karađorđevići)

1842-1858: ALEXANDER I KARAĐORĐEVIĆ (Aleksandar I)

Born in 1806 in Topola.

Father: George the Black Karađorđe Petrović. Mother: Jelena Jovanović.

Married in 1830 in Hotin, Moldavia PERSIDA Nenadović (*1813 Brankovina,+1873 Vienna).

He was never crowned.

His issue who reigned: PETER I (*1844,+1921).

Abdicated in 1858 and exiled in Austria-Hungary.

Died in 1885 in Temesvàr (Timișoara).

Buried firstly in Vienna. In 1911 his and his wife's remains were reburied at St George's Church at Topola-Oplenac.

 

 

HOUSE OF OBRENOVIĆ (Obrenovići)

1868-1882: MILAN OBRENOVIĆ IV (King of Serbia from 1882 as Milan I)

 

 

KINGDOM OF SERBIA 1882-1918:

HOUSE OF OBRENOVIĆ (Obrenovići)

1882-1889: MILAN I

Born in 1854 in Mărășești, Moldavia.

Father: Prince Miloš of Serbia. Mother: Princess Marija.

Married in 1875 in Belgrade NATALIA Keško (*1859 Florence,+1941 Saint-Denis near Paris).

He was never crowned.

His issue who reigned: ALEXANDER I (*1876,+1903).

Abdicated in 1889 in favour of his son Alexander and left for Austria-Hungary.

Died in 1901 in Vienna.

Buried at Krušedol Monastery.

His Queen Natalia was buried in the old cemetery in Lardy, Essonne (France).

 

 

1889-1903: ALEXANDER I OBRENOVIĆ (Aleksandar I Obrenović)

Born in 1876 in Belgrade.

Father: King Milan I of Serbia. Mother: Queen Natalia of Serbia.

Married in 1900 in Belgrade DRAGA Lunjevica-Mašin (*1886 Gornji Milanovac,+1903 Belgrade).

He was never crowned.

Died in 1903 in Belgrade (assassinated together with his wife).

Buried with his consort Queen Draga at St Mark's Church in Belgrade.

 

 

HOUSE OF KARAĐORĐEVIĆ (Karađorđevići)

1903-1918: PETER I (Petar I; King of Yugoslavia from 1918)

 

 

KINGDOM OF YUGOSLAVIA 1918-1945 (Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes 1918-1929):

HOUSE OF KARAĐORĐEVIĆ (Karađorđevići)

1918-1921: PETER I (Petar I)

Born in 1844 in Belgrade.

Father: Prince Alexander I Karađorđević of Serbia. Mother: Princess Persida Nenadović.

Married in 1883 in Cetinje Princess Zorka of Montenegro (*1864 Cetinje,+1890 Cetinje).

Elected King of Serbia in 1903.

He was crowned in 1904 in the Orthodox Cathedral in Belgrade.

His issue who reigned: ALEXANDER I (*1888,+1934).

Died in 1921 in Belgrade.

Buried with his wife Princess Zorka at St George's Church at Topola-Oplenac.

 

 

1921-1934: ALEXANDER I OF YUGOSLAVIA (Aleksandar I)

Born in 1888 in Cetinje, Montenegro.

Father: King Peter I of Serbia. Mother: Princess Zorka of Montenegro.

Married in 1922 in Belgrade Princess MARIE of Rumania (*1900 Gotha,+1961 London).

He was never crowned.

His issue who reigned: PETER II (*1923,+1970).

Died in 1934 in Marseille, France (assassinated).

Buried at St George's Church at Topola-Oplenac.

His consort Queen Marie was firstly buried at the Royal Burial Ground at Frogmore near Windsor, England. Reburied in St George's Church in Topola-Oplenac in 2013.

 

 

1934-1945: PETER II (Petar II)

Born in 1923 in Belgrade.

Father: King Alexander I of Yugoslavia. Mother: Queen Marie (Marija) of Rumania.

Married in 1944 in London Princess ALEXANDRA of Greece (*1921 Athens,+1993 Burgess Hill near Brighton, England).

He was never crowned.

Issue of marriage: Crown Prince Alexander (*1945).

Exiled in England following German invasion of Yugoslavia in 1941.

Deposed by communists in 1945.

Died in 1970 in Denver, USA.

Buried firstly in the Serbian Monastery of St Sava in Libertyville, Illinois (USA). Reburied in St George's Church at Topola-Oplenac in 2013.

His Queen Alexandra of Greece was firstly buried in the Royal Burial Ground at Tatoi near Athens. Reburied in St George's Church in Topola-Oplenac in 2013.

 

 

REPUBLIC OF YUGOSLAVIA FROM 1945

 

REPUBLIC OF SERBIA FROM 2006

 

 

 

The tomb of King STEPHEN DRAGUTIN in the Monastery of Đurđevi Stupovi (Serbia)

 

Photo by Jovanvb

 

 

The tomb of King STEPHEN UROŠ II in the Cathedral of Sveta Nedelja in Sofia (Bulgaria)

 

Photo courtesy of Mr Stoyan Popov

 

 

The tombs of Prince ALEXANDER I KARAĐORĐEVIĆ and his consort Princess PERSIDA in St George's Church in Topola (Serbia)

 

FOREIGN ROYAL BURIALS IN SERBIA:

 

ZEMUN (now part of Belgrade)

Charles George Lebrecht, Prince of Anhalt-Köthen

 

 

FOREIGN CORONATIONS IN SERBIA:

MILEŠEVA

King Tvrtko I of Bosnia (1377)

 

 

VIENNA (AUSTRIA)

BURIED IN THE CENTRAL CEMETERY (Wien, Zentralfriedhof, Simmeringer Hauptstr.; NAL):

 

Princess JULIA HUNYADI (+1919), consort of Prince Michael Obrenović III

 

VISOKI DEČANI (SERBIA)

BURIED IN VISOKI DEČANI MONASTERY (Manastir Visoki Dečani):

 

1. King STEPHEN UROŠ III DEČANSKI (+1331)

 

2. Queen MARIA PALAEOLOGUS (+1355), consort of King Stephen Uroš III Dečanski

SERBIAN REGALIA

 

The Serbian regalia consist of the Crown of Serbian King Uroš III Dečanski (14th c.) which is kept in the museum of the Monastery of Cetinje (Montenegro) and of the coronation set (the crown, the orb, the sceptre, the clasp and the coronation mantle) commissionned for the 1904 coronation of King Peter I. They are kept in Belgrade's Historical Museum of Serbia.

 

 

HISTORY OF THE SERBIAN REGALIA

BY MARIUSZ PAŹDZIORA

 

Modern Serbian regalia were created in 1904 in preparation for the first Serbian coronation in modern times, that of Peter I in September 1904. The task of finding a goldsmith capable of undertaking the commission for Serbian regalia was given to the Serbian consul to Paris. The consul contacted renowned Parisian jewelers, the Falize brothers, who agreed to receive the commission. The set of regalia consisting of a crown, sceptre, orb and clasp for the royal mantle cost 20.000 francs. On the insistence of King Peter I the crown was made of bronze from Turkish cannons captured by the Serbs during an anti-Ottoman insurrection initiated by the Serbian leader and founder of the royal dynasty, Kargeorge. It was designed by the Serbian architect and artist Mihailo Valtrović.

 

The crown, which is a corona clausa, is made of gilt bronze consisting of a rim, eight arches and it is decorated with four white enamel Serbian eagles alternating with four blue heraldic fleur-de-lis around the rim. It is surmounted by a globe with a cross. The crown is set with numerous semi-precious gemstones in Serbian national colours (red, blue and white). The cap of the crown is made of red velvet silk. Weight 4 kg, height 24,5 cm.

The orb and the sceptre are made of gilt bronze, decorated with floral ornaments in red, blue and white, and both are topped with a cross. The sceptre is 63,5 cm long, the orb’s radius is 11,5 cm.

The coronation mantle was made in Vienna by Krickl & Schweiger. It was made of Venetian purple velvet, with gold embroidery, ermine and silk, decorated with Serbian double eagle and fleur-de-lis.

The clasp of the coronation mantle was made of gilt bronze, enamel and adorned with blue emeralds. Its main motif is the double white Serbian eagle.

 

André and Jean Falize who executed the regalia were awarded the Serbian Order of St. Sava for their excellent work. The Serbian regalia were used only during one Serbian coronation, that of Peter I on 8th September 1904. The Austrian ambassador who was present at the coronation noticed that the crown was all too heavy and literally a burden for the king. Peter I had to take it off several times during the ceremony. During the Second World War the regalia were kept in the vaults of the Yugoslavian National Bank in Belgrade, and after the war they were handed over to the Historical Museum of Serbia. They are not, however, on public display. The regalia were used during the burial of King Peter II and his Queen Alexandra in Topola-Oplenac in 2013.

The Serbian regalia made for the 1904 coronation of King Peter I are presently kept in the Historical Museum of Serbia in Belgrade and include:

-Royal Crown,

-Royal Sceptre,

-Royal Orb,

-Coronation Mantle and the Clasp.

 

 

SERBIAN CORONATIONS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

(Year, venue, name of the crowned):

1221 ŽIČA: Stephen the First-Crowned

1346 SKOPJE: Stephen Uroš IV Dušan

1904 BELGRADE: Peter I

 

The Serbian Royal Crown, 1904

 

Reproduced courtesy of the Historical Museum of Serbia, Belgrade

 

Select Bibliography

Burke's Royal Families of the World, vol. I: Europe and Latin America, London 1977

Album des pavillons nationaux et des marques distinctives, Paris 1923

Flaggenbuch, Berlin 1905

Flags of All Nations, London 1930

Lord Twining: European Regalia, London 1967

Misković-Prelević L., Valtrović's Designs of Coronation Objects for Petar I Karađorđević

Purcell K., Parisian Royal Regalia, in The Antique Collector, 1992