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Statue in front of a Serbian Orthodox church in Salaš Noćajski.
|Nickname(s)||"Zmaj od Noćaja" (pronounced [zmâj ɔd nɔ̌tɕaja]) ("the Dragon of Noćaj" in English)|
Piva (modern Montenegro)
Zvornik (modern Bosnia and Herzegovina)
|Allegiance||Serbian revolutionaries (1804-1815)|
|Years of service||1804 - 1815|
Stojan Čupić (pronounced [stɔ̌jan tʃûpitɕ], Serbian Cyrillic: Стојан Чупић; 1765 – 1815), also known as "Zmaj od Noćaja" (pronounced [zmâj ɔd nɔ̌tɕaja]) ("the Dragon of Noćaj" in English), was a Serbian voivod, one of the most important leaders of the First Serbian Uprising.
He was born in Piva in Herzegovina and his original surname was Dobrilović. He later moved to Salaš Noćajski in Mačva, where he was adopted by Strahinja Čupić, and took the surname of his adopted father. As an adult, Stojan Čupić was a pig trader. In the First Serbian Uprising, Čupić gained fame in the battle of Salaš, and also took part in the battles of Mišar, Glavica, Klenje, Bajina Bašta, Ravnje, etc. He was captured and killed in Zvornik by Ottoman Turks, who had been tipped off on his whereabouts either by his serfs (according to one version), or by Miloš Obrenović, the leader of the Second Serbian Uprising (according to another version). Obrenović saw Čupić as a potential rival in the struggle for power.
- Bajo Pivljanin (fl. 1669-1685†), fellow Pivan, harambaša of Serb hajduks under Venetian overlordship, fought during the Cretan War (1645–1669), and defended Boka Kotorska from the Ottomans the rest of his life
- Simo Kecojević (1888–1953), fellow Pivan, actively involved in all wars from 1910 to 1945, member of the Chetniks during World War II
- Јован Р. Ћаласан: Знаменити људи Пиве, Нови Сад 2003
- Srpsko Nasledje (1999), Stojan Čupić
- „Ко је издао Змаја од Ноћаја“, Зоран Милошевић, Српско наслеђе, историјске свеске, број 13, јануар 1999.
- Биографија Змаја од Ноћаја, етно кућа, галерија слика
- „Како је убијен Змај од ноћаја“, Влада Арсић, Пресс магазин, историјска читанка, 18. јануар 2008.
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