Marko Mirkov Ivanović

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Marko Mirkov Ivanović
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Died1900(1900-00-00) (aged 67–68)
Known forSingle-handedly took the Turkish Tower in the war with Turkish army

Marko Mirkov Ivanović (1832-1900) was Serbian hero from Montenegro.[1]

Serbian warriors in the fight against Islam first took place in Serbian lands in the 14th century. The Turkish conquest of these lands was really the first in a series of Ottoman campaigns and invasions of the Balkan Peninsula that did not stop until the First Balkan War of 1912. But it was in the Serbian territory of Montenegro that one of many distinguished themselves in battle with the Turks. In 1862 the Turks decided to encroach on the historic tribe and region of Kuči provoking a war. The Kuči force clashed with the Turkish army and in the midst of the fighting Marko Mirkov Ivanović single-handedly took the Turkish Tower.[2][3]

In 2002 a monument of three pillars was erected in dedication to Marko Mirkov Ivanović.[4]

The wars with the Turks gave Montenegro a reputation for the courageous initiative under fire that their men have upheld ever since.


  1. Holeček, Josef (April 7, 1883). "Černá Hora v míru: doplněk kreseb "Za svobodu"". Nákladem spisovatelovým – via Google Books.
  4. "SmartGuide: Discover the beauty of Podgorica". SmartGuide.

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