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Blažo Jovanović

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Blažo Jovanović
Jovanović in 1942, during World War II
Prime Minister of Montenegro
In office
17 April 1945 – 4 February 1953
Preceded byMilovan Đilas
Succeeded byFilip Bajković
President of the People's Assembly
In office
15 December 1953 – 12 July 1962
Preceded byNikola Kovačević
Succeeded byFilip Bajković
Personal details
Born(1907-03-28)28 March 1907
Podgorica, Principality of Montenegro
Died4 February 1976(1976-02-04) (aged 68)
Igalo, SR Montenegro, Yugoslavia
Political partyLeague of Communists
Military service
Branch/serviceYugoslav Partisans
RankGeneral Major
Battles/warsWorld War II in Yugoslavia

Blažo Jovanović (Serbo-Croatian Cyrillic; Блажо Јовановић; pronounced [blǎːʒɔ jɔʋǎːnɔʋitɕ]; Velje Brdo, Podgorica, Principality of Montenegro, 28 March 1907 – Igalo, Herceg Novi, SR Montenegro, SFRY, 4 February 1976) was the first President of the People's Assembly of Montenegro. He was also the speaker of the Parliament of the People's Republic of Montenegro from 1954 to 1963.[1]

Biography

Blažo Jovanović was born in Montenegro. During World War II, he was one of the most important leaders of the Provincial Committee of the Yugoslav Communist Party of Montenegro, the Bay of Kotor and the Sangiaccato; in the summer of 1941 he was with Milovan Đilas, one of the main leaders of the Montenegrin insurrection against the Italian occupant.

Leadership of partisan units from Montenegro. Standing from left to right: Mirko Burić, Blažo Jovanović, Mitar Bakić, Peko Dapčević, Ivan Milutinović, Savo Orović, Niko Strugar.
Leadership of partisan units from Montenegro. Standing from left to right: Mirko Burić, Blažo Jovanović, Mitar Bakić, Peko Dapčević, Ivan Milutinović, Savo Orović, Niko Strugar.

On 18 July 1941 he practically assumed the function of political commissar with the title of "person for the connection with the people" of the so-called "supreme temporary command" of the insurrectionary forces in Montenegro, while Đilas became the superior commander, and Arso Jovanović, a distant relative of Blažo, became the chief of staff. He was the second president of the People's Assembly of Montenegro, he was also president of the Parliament of the People's Republic of Montenegro from 1954 to 1963.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ Народни хероји 1982, p. 337.
  2. ^ "Montenegro". World Statesmen. Retrieved 2011-02-06.
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