Kosta Protić

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General

Kosta S. Protić
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Protić in 1889
44th Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Serbia
In office
19 January 1889 – 7 March 1889
MonarchMilan I
Preceded byNikola Hristić
Succeeded bySava Grujić
Personal details
Born29 September 1831
Požarevac, Principality of Serbia
Died4 June 1892(1892-06-04) (aged 60)
Brestovačka Banja, Kingdom of Serbia
Political partyIndependent
OccupationMilitary

Kosta Protić (Serbian: Коста Протић; 29 September 1831 – 4 June 1892) was the first Serbian General[1] and the Chief of the Serbian General Staff.

Biography[edit]

During the Herzegovinian Uprising in 1875, Kosta Protić was sent by the Serbian government to Russia to investigate the possibilities for a war loan. Ivan Aksakov received Protić, instructed him and gave him letters of recommendation to the right persons in Saint Petersburg; moreover, since Aksakov's wife was a former lady-in-waiting with connections at the court, she introduced Protić to the empress Maria Alexandrovna and to the heir, the future Alexander III of Russia. The two were in favor of helping the Serbs of Bosnia and Herzegovina rid themselves of the Turks, more so than their government. Through their intercession public subscription for a loan was authorized by the tsar.

Protić served as a military officer during the Serbian-Ottoman War (1876-1877) and the Russo-Turkish War (1877–78). He served as the Chief of the Serbian General Staff during the Russo-Turkish War. He later briefly served as Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Serbia during 1889. Upon the abdication of King Milan, Protić was appointed to a Regency council with Jovan Ristić and Jovan Belimarković for the underage Alexander I, on which he served until his death.[2]

Honors[edit]

Domestic
Foreign

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CACAK REGION IN REBELLIONS AND WARS 1804-1941" (PDF). National Museum Cacak. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  2. ^ Kanitz, Felix Philipp (1904). Das Königreich Serbien und das Serbenvolk. Leipzig: B. Meyer. p. 253.

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Government offices
Preceded by
Nikola Hristić
Prime Minister of Serbia
1889
Succeeded by
Sava Grujić
Preceded by
Milojko Lešjanin
Minister of Defence
1873–1875
Succeeded by
Tihomilj Nikolić
Preceded by
Jovan Dragašević
Chief of the General Staff
1878–1879
Succeeded by
Milojko Lešjanin
Preceded by
Sava Grujić
Minister of Defence
1888–1889
Succeeded by
Dimitrije Đurić
Preceded by
Nikola Hristić
Prime Minister of Serbia
1889
Succeeded by
Sava Grujić