Dimitrijevic, Colonel Dragutin, (a.k.a. Apis)() Chief of the Intelligence Department in the Serbian General Staff. Founding member and charismatic. A founder member and leader of the Serbian Black Hand secret society, Dragutin Dimitrijevic (), also known as ‘Apis’ (assigned to him as a youth on. Dragutin Dimitrijević known as Apis was a Serbian colonel. He was a leading member of a military group that organized the overthrow of the Serbian.

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We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. Anyhow, instead of reading publiscist garbage on the Internet and writing articles that can only spread hate and misinformation, maybe you should read some actual academic literature. Dimitrijevic “The Constitution of the Ujedinjenje ili Smrt” Unification or Death Originally compiled in May “On entering into the organization, every member must know that by joining the organization he loses his own personality; he must not expect any glory for himself, nor any personal benefit, material or moral.

Apis lit the fuse, sent Princip to kill the Grand Duke, got what he wanted and 20, died.

His only misfortune was, that his fuse burned through faster than the others. I decided to take a break. Branches of this group were soon started in other areas of the Balkans.

He visited Germany and Russia where he studied the latest military ideas. On 11 Junethe group stormed the royal palace and killed both King Alexander and his wife Queen Draga. There was a hitch, however; the driver was confused about the route. Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed. Dimitrijevic himself was shot three times during the assassination although the shots were never recovered from his body.

Three young Serbians from the province of Bosnia, annexed by Austria six years earlier, were drsgutin for the job.

ThessalonikiKingdom of Greece. He was noted to be academically bright in his junior school and at the age of sixteen dragutln sent to the Belgrade military academy. Following the crackdown Dimitrijevic was arrested, tried on 23 May – the outcome was predetermined – and shot at sunrise on 24 June ; it required some 20 shots before Dimitrijevic was confirmed dead.


I’m convinced that he knew exactly what he was doing and he knew exactly what the consequences were. If he succeeded the elderly emperor and his moderate political reforms were accepted then support for a greater Serbia might dissipate. But after the mayor’s speech—the mayor completely ignored the incident, perhaps unaware of the commotion—the tour continued.

Lieutenant Nikodije was personally unpopular and moreover this was seen by many as a further slight on the royal house.

Dragutin Dimitrijević Apis

Print this article Print all entries for this topic Cite this article. Shortly thereafter, however, the Serbian military formed a new faction, which they called Ujedinjenje ili Smrt—Unification or Death. We aren’t talking about the Serbian government.

He also eyed Serbian expansion: On 23 Julythe Austro-Hungarian government sent an ultimatum to the Serbian government with a list of ten demands dimitrkjevic a deadline of 5 p. The new constitution allowed for issues to be discussed with all opinion heard and acted to reduce political criticism of the king. Provincial Directorates shall have freedom of action. Other Photos Add photo. The following rule, diimitrijevic a principle, shall govern dragutib the detailed transactions of the organization: On 11 Junethe group stormed the royal palace and killed both King Alexander and his wife Queen Draga.

The Austrian authorities instantly rounded up several members of the Ujedinjenje ili smrt.

The Supreme Central Directorate apus maintain its relations with the Provincial Directorates through the accredited delegates of the said provincial organizations, it being understood that such delegates shall be at the same time members of the Supreme Central Directorate; in exceptional cases, however, these relations shall be maintained through special delegates.

Its duty will be to see that the resolutions apiw carried into effect. But the Supreme Central Directorate must know them also by their respective names.

Dragutin Dimitrijević Apis – Wikicitat

Aside from the murder of Ferdinand, Dimitrijevic played a part in the assassination of Serbian King Alexander dimitrijeevic 10 June two years after another failed attempt dimitrljevic, which ended the Obrenovic dynasty and brought Peter Karadjordjevic to the throne as King Peter I. Due to the lack or resect shown to his father dimitrievic slight to the royal house in marrying beneath him, opposition to the king grew.


What is most ridicilous, many Serbs are celebrating him as a hero and a great patriot. Views Read Edit View history. However it has been speculated that the Prince Regent and Prime Minister Pasic were considering negotiating a separate peace with Austria-Hungary and were fearful of Black Hand reprisals.

Apis acted entirely in Serbia’s interest, the rest of the world be damned.

Captain Dragutin-Dimitrijevic Apis

Please try again later. The subdivisions of the organization into District Directorates and other units of authority shall be established by the By-Laws of the organization which shall be laid down, and if need be, from time to time amended and amplified by the Supreme Central Directorate.

Inthe Austro-Hungarian empire decided to annex join to itself two Balkan provinces just south of its borders: In Dedijer’s divergent view, young Bosnian students like Gavrilo Princip moved the plot from inception to bloody climax with only incidental help from Apis.

Despite the gratitude owed to Dimitrijevic by the Karadjordjevic family – he was referred to as “the saviour of the fatherland” following the success – in King Peter’s regent, Alexanderdetermined to suppress the Black Hand movement, for no particular known reason.

Down the road less traveled The Most Evil Man in History: Dragutin Dimitrijević

Thus, inthough only a newly commissioned lieutenant, he was assigned to the General Staff. Yet Serbia agreed to all but one where they gave up sovereignty.

In to the powder keg that was pre-World War I Europe, introduce a man who cares about no one and nothing beyond what he wants. Apis was increasingly worried by the action of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his conciliatory attitude towards the Serbs.

The world had been teetering on the brink of a great war since the beginning of the Balkan Wars, because Europe’s Leaders feared the consequences of drgautin a war.