Aleksa Dukić

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Aleksa Dukić
Алекса Дукић
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Born1772
Died1833(1833-00-00) (aged 60–61)
NationalitySerbian
CitizenshipSerbia
OccupationCartwright

Aleksa Dukić (Serbian: Алекса Дукић; 1772 - 1833) was a Serbian cartwright who worked during the time of Karađorđe's Serbia.[1]He came into prominence after he fashioned two cannons from cherry trunks to signal the beginning of the First Serbian Uprising.[2]

Cartwright Aleksa Dukić hailed from the vicinity of Topola. Karađorđe used Dukić's cannons at Rudnik, on the Javor peak, to signal an attack and to scare the Turks 1n 1804 before the entire Serbian population rose against the Ottoman Empire that kept Serbia in bondage since 1454 with the fall of Smederevo Fortress.[3]

The burning of Turkish inns (known as han) was started by Aleksa Dukić from the village of Banje with his company, burning the Turkish inns not only in villages but towns and cities, in Topola, Žabar and Jagnjilo, and the insurgents continued to burn the han in Orašac immediately after the Sretenje Constitution and the election of Karađorđe as commander (Vožd) of the Serbians. No sooner, Turkish inns blazed throughout insurgent Serbia, and later the insurgents began to besiege cities as well. One of the first besieged cities was Rudnik. At the same time, Valjevo was captured under the leadership of Jakov and Matija Nenadović, and shortly afterwards the siege and fall of Šabac took place, with others following suit.[4]Cartwright Dukić's role took on more responsibilities as the revolution spread throughout Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

References

  1. "War and Society in East Central Europe: The first Serbian uprising 1804-1813". Brooklyn College Press. October 1, 1982 – via Google Books.
  2. https://books.google.ca/books?id=KV_fAAAAMAAJ&q=Aleksa+Dukic,+cartwright&dq=Aleksa+Dukic,+cartwright&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjToJmC0pTsAhX0oHIEHfWeAtUQ6AEwAHoECAAQAg
  3. "War and Society in East Central Europe: The first Serbian uprising 1804-1813". Brooklyn College Press. October 1, 1982 – via Google Books.
  4. "први српски устанак". May 4, 2014.

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