Božidar Janković

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Božidar Janković
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Božidar Janković
Native name
Божидар Јанковић
Born(1849-12-07)7 December 1849
Belgrade, Serbia
Died7 July 1920(1920-07-07) (aged 70)
Herceg Novi, Montenegro
Commands heldSerbian Third Army[1]

Božidar Janković (Serbian: Божидар Јанковић; 7 December 1849 – 7 July 1920) was a Serbian army general commander of the Serbian Third Army during the First Balkan War between the Balkan League and the Ottoman Empire.

He graduated from the Military Academy of the General Staff School. He became State Secretary of Military Matters of Serbia in 1902. As President of the National Defence, he participated in the Chetnik fighting for Macedonia.

In World War I he was the Chief of Staff of the Montenegrin Supreme Command until June 1915 and a delegate of the Serbian Supreme Command at the Montenegrin Supreme Command.

Janković died on 7 July 1920 in the town of Herceg Novi.[2] The town of Elez Han in Kosovo was named 'Đeneral Janković' after him.

His son Milojko B. Jankovic (1884 - 1973) was the army general in the army of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.


  1. ^ Mile Bjelajac, Vojska Kraljevine Srba, Hrvata i Slovenaca 1918-1921, 1988 - стр. 97
  2. ^ "† Ђенерал Божа Јанковић" (in Serbian). Politika. 8 July 1920. Retrieved 30 July 2010.[permanent dead link]