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was a Serbian general and military minister.
From the Austrian army with the rank of lieutenant, he joined to the Serbian Army in 1862. He distinguished himself in the First Serbian-Turkish War 1876-77, in which he commanded as a lieutenant colonel of Knjaževac army. He was promoted to colonel and took command of the 4th Corps, whose part in the battle of Šumatovac attacked the right flank of the Turkish army and contributed to the victory of the Serbian army.
In the Second Serbian-Turkish War 1877-78 he commanded the corps of Timok, with which on 24 December 1877 took Bela Palanka
Bela Palanka is a town and municipality located in the Pirot District of south-east Serbia. According to 2011 census, the population of the town is 8,112, while population of the municipality is 12,051. In ancient times, the town was known as Remesiana...
. Four days later in conjunction with Šumadija corps he took Pirot
Pirot is a town and municipality located in south-eastern Serbia. According to 2011 census, the town has a total population of 38,432, while the population of the municipality is 57,911...
From 1881-85 he was a deputy in St. Petersburg, then commander of the active Army and its Minister 1886-87.