Koča's frontier rebellion

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Koča's frontier (area of anti-Ottoman rebellion) in 1788.

Koča's frontier (Serbian: Kočina krajina) refers to the Serbian rebel territory established in the Sanjak of Smederevo, Ottoman Empire, that existed between February and September 7, 1788, and then as a Habsburg protectorate until 1792. The rebels led by Koča Anđelković were aided by the Habsburg Empire, which they assisted in occupying parts of modern-day central Serbia and ruled it as a crownland for 3 years.


Habsburg-controlled territory in 1789-1790.

By 1791 however the Austrians (the Habsburg) were forced into withdrawal across the Danube and Sava rivers, joined by thousands of Serbian families who feared Ottoman persecution.


The uprising also involved the hero of the Serbian revolution Karađorđe Petrović, who served in the Austrian army at the time.[1] Retaliation of the Ottomans in the outset of the uprising influenced the Serb determination to emancipate from the Ottomans 15 years later, during the Serbian revolution.

An annual manifestation, called "Days of Koča's frontier" (Дани Кочине крајине) takes place in Jagodina and Kladovo in honour of the rebellion.[2]

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