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Peter I of Serbia
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Historical Figure
Nationality: Kingdom of Serbia (until 1918)
Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (after 1918)
Date of Birth: 1844
Date of Death: 1921
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Religion: Serbian Orthodox
Occupation: Soldier
Parents: Prince Alexander and Princess Persida
Spouse: Ljubica-Zorka of Montenegro (d. 1890)
Children: Five
House: Karađorđević
Political Office(s): King of Serbia (1903-1918)
King of the Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes (1918-1921)
Fictional Appearances:
Shared Universe Story
"Last Flight of the Swan of the East"
POD: 1878
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference

Peter I (Serbian Cyrillic: Петар I Карађорђевић, romanized: Petar I Кarađorđević; 11 July [O.S. 29 June] 1844 – 16 August 1921) reigned as the last king of Serbia (1903–1918) and as the first king of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (1918–1921) (the forerunner of kingdom of Yugoslavia). Since he was the king of Serbia during a period of great Serbian military success, he was remembered by the Serbian people as King Peter the Liberator, and also as Old King.

Peter I in "Last Flight of the Swan of the East[]

In the aftermath of the assassinations of Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, King Peter's government was pressured by the government of Austria-Hungary to make several concessions upon threat of war. The Serbians accepted five demands, but refused to allow Austrian investigators to come to Serbia to help the investigation.[1] War came in short order; Franz Joseph's gunners and leviathans attacked Belgrade, though Peter's cannoneers shot two Austrian leviathans out of the sky.[2]

References[]

  1. Leviathans: Armored Skies, pgs. 297-298, loc. 4250-4269, ebook.
  2. Ibid., pg. 299, loc. 4290.
Royal offices
(OTL)
Preceded by
Alexander I of Serbia
King of Serbia
15 June 1903 – 1 December 1918
Expansion of state
proclaimed King of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes
New title King of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes
1 December 1918 – 16 August 1921
Succeeded by
Alexander I of Yugoslavia
Royal offices
(Fictional Work)
Preceded by
Alexander I of Serbia
King of Serbia
("Last Flight of the Swan of the East")

1903-
Succeeded by
Incumbent at story's end, 1915
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