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Donje Vranovce, Lebane
|Died||May 20, 1809 (aged 33–34)|
|Occupation||Merchant and Chetnik commander voivode in the army of Karađorđe|
Cvetko Popović-Vranovački (around 1775 - Kopaj Košare near Niš, 20 May 1809) was a merchant and a Chetnik commander voivode in the army of Karađorđe.
He was born in Donje Vranovce near Lebane not far from Leskovac around 1775. He was a respectable merchant and a mechanic in his area. He was the leader of the Jablanica insurgents in the First Serbian Uprising and Karađorđe's highest-ranking Bimbaša, together with Ilija Strelja and Sava Dedobarac. During the First Serbian Uprising, he had about seven hundred men from this area underarms.He was a fearless opponent of the Turks and Arnauts and initiated the restoration of the church in his area, by gathering around him a large number of devout Christians skilled in masonry, who renovated the church and gathered a large number of young people with weapons who defended the work on the church from the enemy day and night.
He died near Kopaj Košare near Niš, on 20 May 1809.
- ↑ http://www.maticasrpska.org.rs/stariSajt/biografije/tom02.pdf
- ↑ name="automatski generisano1">[http://www.bosnjace.com/skola-petrovic.htm Bosnjace
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