Princess Zorka of Montenegro

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Princess Zorka Karađorđević (Petrović-Njegoš), of Montenegro

Russian: Зорка Черногорская Карађорђевић, of Montenegro, Serbian: Кнегиња црногорска Љубица-Зорка Карађорђевић (Петровић Његош), of Montenegro
Also Known As: "Princess Zorka Karađorđević", "Princess Ljubica of Montenegro", "девојачко Петровић Његош"
Birthplace: Cetinje, Cetinje Municipality, Montenegro
Death: March 16, 1890 (25)
Cetinje, Cetinje Municipality, Montenegro
Place of Burial: Topola, Sumadija, Serbia
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Nikola I, King of Montenegro and Milena Petrović-Njegoš, Queen Consort of Montenegro
Wife of King Peter I Karađorđević, I
Mother of Princess Elena Petrovna Karađorđević, Princess of Russia; Milena Karađorđević; Prince Đorđe P. Karađorđević, Princ; King Alexander I of Yugoslavia and Prince Andrew Карагеоргиевич
Sister of Мilica Anastasia Romanova; Anastasia Nikolayevna Romanova Chernogorskaya, Grand Duchess of Russia; Marija Marica Prinzessin Von Montenegro Petrović-Njegoš; Danilo Aleksandar Petrovich-Nyegosh / Petrović Njegoš; Princess Elena Petrović-Njegoš of Montenegro and 7 others
Half sister of Danilo Aleksandar Petrovich-Nyegosh / Petrović Njegoš and Princess Anastacia Nicholaevna (dna To Callavinna) Nikolaevna Anastasia Petrović-Njegoš of Montenegro (?) Might Be History Fake Romanov

Occupation: Princess Zorka Karageorgevich
Managed by: Shirley Marie Caulk
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About Princess Zorka of Montenegro


Princess Ljubica of Montenegro, later Princess Zorka Karađorđević in Serbia.

She was the eldest child of the Montenegrin monarch Nicholas I and Milena Vukotić, and the wife of prince Peter Karađorđević (who would become King of Serbia in 1903, long after her death).

Born in Cetinje, Montenegro at the time when her father was already the reigning Prince of Montenegro (his uncle Danilo II Petrović-Njegoš having died in 1860). Zorka was educated in Russia before returning to Montenegro to be engaged to Karađorđević. Zorka's sister Elena married the future King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy.

Described as "exuberant" by one commentator, Zorka married Peter in Cetinje on 1 August 1883 in a Orthodox ceremony.

They had five children: Princess Helen of Serbia (4 November 1884 – 16 October 1962). Princess Milena of Serbia (28 April 1886 – 21 December 1887). George, Crown Prince of Serbia (8 September 1887 – 17 October 1972). Alexander I of Yugoslavia (16 December 1888 – 9 October 1934). Prince Andrew of Serbia (born and died 16 March 1890). Zorka died aged just 25 on 16 March 1890 in Cetinje during childbirth and was buried in the St. George's Church in Topola, Serbia.

The first monument for a woman in Serbia was erected for Zorka on 3 June 1926. The monument, a work of sculptor Stamenko Đurđević, was funded by the Duchess Zorka Society and was located on the Big Kalemegdan. The monument was removed and probably destroyed after World War II. The gypsum model of the monument has survived and is housed in the History Museum of Serbia.

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Princess Zorka of Montenegro's Timeline

December 23, 1864
Cetinje, Cetinje Municipality, Montenegro
December 23, 1864
- August 1, 1883
Cetinje, Cetinje, Montenegro
January 28, 1865
Cetinje, Cetinje, Montenegro
August 1, 1883
- March 16, 1890
Age 18
Belgrade, City of Belgrade, Serbia
November 4, 1884
Cetinje, Serbia
August 27, 1887
Cetinje, Montenegro
December 16, 1888
Cetinje, Montenegro
March 16, 1890