Milinko Vlahović

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Milinko Vlahović
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Born(1881-05-01)May 1, 1881
DiedDecember 6, 1930(1930-12-06) (aged 49)
Alma materMontenegrin Military Academy
OccupationArmy Captain
  • Veljko Vlahović (father)

Milinko Vlahović (Trmanje, near Kolašin, Montenegro, 1 May 1881 - Beograd, Serbia, Kingdom of Yugoslavia, 6 Decembar 1930) was a captain of the Montenegrin army, one of the leaders Toplica Uprising in World War I, Duke , Commander of the Jablanica Chetnik Detachment and Lieutenant Colonel in the Serbian Army. He was the brother of Toško Vlahović and the father of Veljko Vlahović.


As a child, he showed a penchant for military service. He graduated from the Montenegrin Military Academy in Cetinje. During the Balkan Wars, as a lieutenant, he commanded the first company of the Rovački Battalion, which became famous in the fights against the Turks.

In World War I he participated as a Class I Captain. During the Battle of Mojkovac he commanded the Rovač Battalion of the Kolašin Brigade, where he showed great courage and ability to command. After the capitulation of Montenegro in 1916, Milinko Vlahović, captain of the Montenegrin army, and his brother Toško Vlahović, a student of Philosophy escaped capture. He did not recognize the capitulation and defected with his brother in the spring and formed a resistance group of twenty people that wreaked havoc among the occupying forces.

After the Kingdom of Romania entered the war, with several other Cheta (armed group) , they set out for Kingdom of Serbia in September 1916, with the intention of going to Imperial Russia|Russia via Romania and there. continue the fight against oppression. However, when he reached Kopaonik and learned that the Toplica Uprising was being prepared and, therefore, he headed for Jablanica, where he formed a company with the priest Dimitrije Dimitrijević Mita, and also the Jablanica Chetnik Detachment.

At the beginning of October, they arrived in Toplica and there contacted Kosta Pećanac, who had come from the Macedonian fronta little earlier, sent by the Serbian Supreme Command. The Vlahović brothers and Jovan Radović with Kosta Vojinović started organizing and leading the Toplica Uprising in 1917.

At the conference in Obilić (Bojnik) (Pusta Reka, Kruševo), his title of duke was confirmed, as well as the command over the Jablanica detachment. He was the only professional soldier with the rank of captain in the uprising. Code Major a is 24. February and 1917. destroyed the company Bulgarians, which started the uprising. On his own initiative, he liberated Medveđa, Žitni Potok, Lebane, and he also prepared an attack on Leskovac. His detachment held the front from Doljevac to Lebane, in the length of 40 kilometres.

Toško Vlahović was killed in a battle with Bulgarian units on 2 November 1917, and Milinko Vlahović and Jovan Radović remained in the south of Serbia, mostly in Toplica District, until the end of the war. In the breakthrough Macedonian front, he participated in the liberation of Montenegro and Herzegovina (Nikšić, Trebinje).

He took part in the suffocation of the Christmas Uprising Rebellion in Montenegro.

After the war, he lived in Belgrade. He remained in the army and reached the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was buried in Belgrade New Cemetery.[1]


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