Alexander I of Yugoslavia Biography

King, General (1888–1934)
King Alexander I of Yugoslavia ruled the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (1921–29) and of Yugoslavia (1929–34).


Alexander I was born on December 16, 1888 in Cetinje, Montenegro. He was king of Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia kingdoms in addition to Yugoslavia. He struggled to create a united state out of his politically and ethnically divided collection of nations. In the process, he created a police state that required military support for survival. Alexander was assassinated by Croatian separatists in 1934.

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