Pera Todorović

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Pera Todorović
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Petronije "Pera" Todorović

(1852-05-02)May 2, 1852
Smederevo, Principality of Serbia
DiedOctober 24, 1907(1907-10-24) (aged 55)
Belgrade, Kingdom of Serbia
  • Journalist
  • Writer
  • Publisher
  • Politician
Political partyPeople's Radical Party
Parent(s)Jovan Todorović

Petronije "Pera" Todorović (Vodice near Smederevo, Principality of Serbia, 2 May 1852 - Belgrade, Kingdom of Serbia, 24 October 1907) was a Serbian journalist, writer, publisher, politician, and one of the founders of the People's Radical Party.


He was originally from a well-to-do family from the village of Vodica in the vicinity of Smederevska Palanka. He studied pedagogy in Zurich but did not graduate. In his early youth, he was one of the first supporters of Svetozar Marković. As a brilliant speaker, Todorović played an important role in attracting a large number of supporters of the Radical Party. Due to the Timok rebellion of 1883, he was imprisoned and first sentenced to death, but his sentence was commuted to 10 years imprisonment. He was expelled from the party in 1886 at the request of King Milan Obrenović.

Since then, he was exclusively engaged in journalism, editing his own newspaper. A prominent contemporary writer Janko Veselinović accused Todorović of being a homosexual. Todorović responded by taking a lawsuit against him.[1] Strangely enough, Todorović's second wife also join the accusations of Todorević's homosexuality.[2]

Together with Čedomilj Mijatović, he co-authored a series of texts on the Kreman Prophecy (Kremansko proročanstvo).[3]


In literature he was most concerned with historical topics and he translated the Russian writer Nikolai Gavrilovich Chernyshevsky.


  • Dnevnik jednog dobrovoljca (Diary of a volunteer)
  • Silazak s prestola (Descent from the throne)
  • Karađorđe (Karadjordje)


  1. Ha stranici Udruženja novinara Srbije [1]
  2. Prva za sad potvrđena parnica za navode o homoseksualnosti u Srbiji: [2]
  3. Kremansko neproročanstvo: studija jedne obmane, Voja Antonić, Beograd, 2002.

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