Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Nenadovic's in the 1700's and 1800's

I don't know if they are my forefathers, but there were a number of people from the Nenadovic family that were prominent in Serbia in the late 1700's and 1800's.

There's Jakov Nenadovic (1765-1836). He was a Serbian Duke and the first Serbian Minister of Interior. Let's just say he had a moustache to put all other moustaches to shame. There is a stately picture of him up at bia.sr.gov.yu:

And there's also Mateja Nenadovic (1777-1854), he was an Archpriest and a leader of a Serbian uprising against Turkish imperialism. Mateja's father was Aleksa Nenadovic, a chief magistrate of Valjevo. At 16 Mateja was a priest, and later became an Archpriest. He spent a short amount of time as a deputy-commander before he became a key diplomat. His memoirs are an important source of information about Serbian revolt during the period of Turkish conquest. Incidentally, he had a pretty cool beard. There is a picture of him, courtesy of the Serbian Wikipedia:

Do you see any family resemblance?

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