Alexander I of Serbia Biography

King (1876–1903)
Aleksandar Obrenovi was King of Serbia (1889–1903), whose authoritarian reign resulted in his assassination and the end of the Obrenovi dynasty.


Alexander ascended the Serbian throne after his father's abdication. He alienated supporters through authoritarian moves and suspension of the constitution. In 1900, he married a woman 10 years his senior of dubious reputation and his cabinet resigned in protest. His reign ended in a coup d'état in 1903 when military conspirators invaded the royal palace and murdered Alexander and his court.

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