Genealogy of the Royal Family of Serbia and Yugoslavia

Genealogy of the Royal Family of Serbia and Yugoslavia1

House Karadjordjevic


Djordje Petrovic ("Kara Djordje)
* Vishevats, September 14th, 1752
† (murdered) Radovanje, July 13th, 1817
Elected Hospdar of the Serbs, February 5th, 1804 (forced to flee the country, September 2nd, 1813)

Married:

Jelena Jovanovic
* 1764
† February 8th, 1842

Children from this marriage:

  1. Sima Karadjordjevic
    * ca 1788
    † ca 1788
  2. Sava Karadjordjevic
    * 1793
    † 1847

    Married:

    before April 1807:
    Anton Ristic
    † 1832

  3. Sara Karadjordjevic ("Sarka")
    * 1795
    † ca 1852

    Married:

    1. Nikola Karamarkovic
      † 1816
      Voivode
    2. Tosa Boyanic
      † 1847
  4. Pola Karadjordjevic
    * 1797
    † 1812

    Married:

    Jovica Milanovic
    Voivode

  5. Stamenka Karadjordjevic
    * 1799
    † 1875

    Married:

    1. Dimitri Pistic
      † 1834
    2. Ilija Carapic
      † 1844
      Voivode
  6. Alexa Karadjordjevic
    * 1801
    † 1830

    Married:

    Marija Trokin
    † 1827

    Child from this marriage:

    1. Djordje Karadjordjevic
      * 1827
      † Paris, August 14th, 1884

      Married:

      May 10th, 1856:
      Sarka Anastasijevic
      * 1832/7
      † 1931

      Children from this marriage:

      1. Alexa Karadjordjevic
        * June 10th, 1859
        † Paris, February 15th, 1920

        Married:

        Myra Abigail Pankhurst
        * Cleveland, Ohio, 1859
        † 1938

      2. Bozidar Karadjordjevic
        * January 11th, 1862
        † April 14th, 1908
  7. Aleksandar I Karadjordjevic Prince of Serbia

Aleksandar I Karadjordjevic Prince of Serbia
* Topola, October 11th, 1806
† Temesvár, May 3rd, 1885
Elected Prince of Serbia, September 15th, 1842 (abdicated, January 3rd, 1859)

Married:

Hotin, Bessarabia, June 1st, 1830:
Persida Nenadovic
* Valvejo, February 15th, 1813
† Vienna, March 29th, 1873

Children from this marriage:

  1. Polexia Karadjordjevic
    * February 1st, 1833
    † December 5th, 1914

    Married:

    1. October 21st, 1849:
      Konstantin Nikolajevic
      * 1821
      † (murdered) October 13th, 1877
    2. Alexander Preshern
      † December 1914
  2. Cleopatra Karadjordjevic
    * November 26th, 1835
    † July 13th, 1855

    Married:

    February 8th, 1855:
    Milan Avrama Petronijevic

  3. Alexa Karadjordjevic
    * March 23rd, 1836
    † April 21st, 1841
  4. Svetozar Karadjordjevic
    * 1841
    † March 17th, 1847
  5. HM Petar I King of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes
  6. Jelena Karadjordjevic
    * October 18th, 1846
    † July 26th, 1867

    Married:

    1867:
    Djordje Simic
    † 1921

  7. Andrej Karadjordjevic
    * September 15th, 1848
    † July 12th, 1864
  8. Jelisabetta Karadjordjevic
    * ca February 27th, 1850
    † ca June 1st, 1850
  9. Djordje Karadjordjevic
    * October 11th, 1856
    † January 5th, 1889
  10. Arsen Karadjordjevic

HM King Petar IHM Petar I King of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes
(Born as: Petar Karadjordjevic)
(Since June 15th n.s., 1903:) HM Petar I King of Serbia
* Belgrade, July 11th n.s., 1844
† Belgrade, August 16th, 1921
King of Serbia (elected: June 15th n.s., 1903)
King of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (proclaimed: November 24th, 1918)

Married:

Cetinje, August 11th n.s., 1883:
Zorka Ljubica Princess Petrovich Njegosh of Montenegro
* Cetinje, December 23rd n.s., 1864
† Cetinje, March 28th n.s., 1890

Children from this marriage:

  1. Jelena Karadjordjevic
    (Since June 15th n.s., 1903:) HRH Jelena Princess of Serbia
    (In Russia styled as: HRH Elena Petrovna Princess of Russia)
    * Rijeka, November 4th n.s., 1884
    † Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, October 16th, 1962

    HH Prince Ioann Konstantinovitch of RussiaMarried:

    Grand Palace Church, Peterhof, September 3rd n.s., 1911:
    HH
    Ioann Konstantinovitch Prince of Russia
    * Palace of Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolaievitch, Pavlovsk, July 5th n.s., 1886
    † (killed) Alapaievsk-Tchinyatchya, July 17th/18th, 1918

  2. Milena Karadjordjevic
    * April 28th n.s., 1886
    † December 21st n.s., 1887
  3. Djordje Karadjordjevic
    (Since June 15th n.s., 1903:) HRH Djordje Crown Prince of Serbia
    * Rijeka, September 8th n.s., 1887
    † Belgrade, October 17th, 1972
    Crown Prince of Serbia, June 15th n.s., 1903 (renounced his right of succession, March 28th n.s., 1909)

    Married:

    (morganatic) (civil) 1949 and (religious) Belgrade, 1955:
    Radmila Radonjic
    * July 4th n.s., 1907
    † Belgrade, May 9th, 1993

  4. HM Aleksandar I King of Yugoslavia

HM King Aleksandar IHM Aleksandar I King of Yugoslavia
(Born as: Aleksandar Karadjordjevic)
(Since June 15th n.s., 1903:) HRH Aleksandar Prince of Serbia
(Since March 28th n.s., 1909:) HRH Aleksandar Crown Prince of Serbia
(Since November 24th, 1918:) HRH Aleksandar Crown Prince of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes
(Since August 16th, 1921:) HM Aleksandar I King of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes
* Cetinje, December 16th n.s., 1888
† (assassinated) Marseille, October 9th, 1934
Crown Prince of Serbia, March 28th n.s., 1909; Crown Prince of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, November 24th, 1918
King of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, August 16th, 1921; King of Yugoslavia, October 3rd, 1929

HM Queen Marie of Yugoslavia née Princess of RomaniaMarried:

Belgrade, June 8th, 1922:
HRH
Marie Princess of Romania, Princess of Hohenzollern ("Mignon")
* Schloß Friedenstein, Gotha, January 8th, 1900
† London, June 22nd, 1961

Children from this marriage:

  1. HM Petar II King of Yugoslavia
  2. HRH Tomislav Prince of Yugoslavia ("Tommy")
  3. HRH Andrej Prince of Yugoslavia

HM King Petar II of YugoslaviaHM Petar II King of Yugoslavia
(Born as: HRH Petar Crown Prince of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes)
(Since October 3rd, 1929:) HRH Petar Crown Prince of Yugoslavia
* Royal Palace, Belgrade, September 6th, 1923
† Colorado General Hospital, Denver, Colorado, November 3rd, 1970
Crown Prince of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, September 6th, 1923; Crown Prince of Yugoslavia, October 3rd, 1929
King of Yugoslavia, October 9th, 1934 (left Yugoslavia following the German invasion in 1941; Yugoslavia abolished the monarchy, November 29th, 1945)

Married:

Yugoslav Embassy, London, March 20th, 1944:
HRH
Alexandra Princess of Greece
* (posthumously) Tatoi Palace near Athens, March 25th, 1921
† Burgess Hill near Lewes, West Sussex, January 30th, 1993
Granted the style and title HRH Princess of Greece, September 10th, 1922

HRH Crown Prince Aleksandar with his wife and childrenChild from this marriage:

  1. HRH Aleksandar Crown Prince of Yugoslavia
    * Suite 212, Claridge's Hotel, Brook Street, London, July 17th, 1945
    Crown Prince of Yugoslavia, July 17th, 1945
    Head of the Royal Family of Yugoslavia, November 3rd, 1970

    Married:

    1. Villamanrique de la Condesa, Seville, July 1st, 1972:
      HRH Maria da Gloria Henriqueta Dolores Lúcia Miguela Rafaela Gabriela Gonzaga Princess of Orléans and Braganza
      * Petrópolis, December 13th, 1946
      (Divorced: Virginia, February 19th, 1985)
    2. (civil) London, September 20th and (religious) St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, Notting Hill, London, September 21st, 1985:
      Katherine Clairy Batis
      * Athens, November 13th, 1943

    HRH Prince PeterChildren from the first marriage:

    1. HRH Peter Prince of Yugoslavia
      * Prentiss Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, February 5th, 1980
    2. HRH Prince PhilipHRH Philip Prince of Yugoslavia
      * Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, Virginia, January 15th, 1982
    3. HRH Prince AlexanderHRH Alexander Prince of Yugoslavia
      * Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, Virginia, January 15th, 1982

Footnotes:

  1. With special thanks to Hein Bruins, Marlene Eilers Koenig, Netty Leistra, Paul Theroff and Roberto Ortiz de Zarate.

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Last updated: January 7th, 2002.