MIHAILO OBRENOVIC«. (Kragujevac, 1823 - Belgrade, 1868), Knez of Serbia. He became Prince of Serbia (again) in 1860. Mihailo paid special attention to military organization and in 1861 established a national army with about 50,000 soldiers in its ranks. Up to date weaponry was provided, and Serbia became the strongest military power in the Balkans. Mihailo's aim was the final liberation of his country from the Turks. Counting on a war with Turkey, he formed alliances and made agreements with other Balkan nations - Montenegro, Greece, Bulgaria and Romania. Just when the preparations for the war were completed Mihailo was assassinated while out walking in Kosÿutnjak in 1868.
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