Jovan Andjelković (general)

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Jovan Andjelković (Serbian: Јован Анђелковић; Belgrade, Principality of Serbia, 31 July 1840 - Plzen, Austrian Empire, 1885) was a general of the Army of the Principality of Serbia, a professional writer, professor at the Military Academy (Serbia) | Military Academy in Belgrade. In the period from 1880 to 1882, he was the acting Chief of the Serbian General Staff.He also served as the 5th Dean of the Academic Board of the Military Academy (Serbia) and its chief in 1879.


He was born in Belgrade on July 31, 1840. After completing his high school education, he enrolled at the Artillery School of the Military Academy (Serbia)|Military Academy in 1855. In time he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant when he completed the five-year course. Later, he was promoted to the rank of major (1873), lieutenant colonel (1876), colonel (1879) and general (1885). [1]

Military career

In his military career, he performed the following important functions:

  • Adjutant Commander of the Right Wing of the Defense (1862)];
  • Adjutant to Milan Obrenović IV|Milan Obrenović;
  • Chief of Staff of the South Morava Army (1876);
  • Chief of Staff of the Drina Corps;
  • Chief of the Operational Department of the Supreme Command Staff (1877-1878).

He was also a professor and chief of the Military Academy (Serbia) | Military Academy in Belgrade.


He has published several articles and books:

  • "Bosnia according to Roskijević" (1876)
  • "Terms for warfare" (1876)
  • "Trojan War" (1882)
  • "Notes from military history" (from Ratnik, books 7, 8, 11 and 12 from 1882 and 1884) [2]


He was awarded Order of the Cross of Takovo with swords of the III degree, Order of the Cross of Takovo, V degree, Order of the White Eagle (Serbia)|Order of the White Eagle, IV degree, Order of Danilo I, The Gold Medal for Zealous Service in Wars, the War Memorial of 1876-1878, and the Romanian Star of the III degree and the Turkish Order of the Medjidie|Order of Medžedija, III degree.


  1. Ivetić 2000, p. 19.
  2. Ivetić 2000, p. 20.

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