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102.  Kara George (1762-1817).  Agreement. Belgrade, December 14, 1808. RBML, Bakhmeteff Archive, Prince Paul of Yugoslavia Papers

This document represents an agreement between Kara George, leader of the Serbian people in their struggle for independence from the Turks and founder of the Karageorgevic dynasty, and the Serbian National Council. It introduced a system of limited monarchy and established the legal basis for the Karageorgevich Dynasty. The text was first published in the "Istorija Matice Srpske," [Novi Sad]: Matice Srpska, 1863, page 149.

Gift of Prince Paul and Princess Olga of Yugoslavia, 1954-1985

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