Dragiša Cvetković

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Dragiša Cvetković
Dragiša Cvetković.jpg
17th Prime Minister of Yugoslavia
Succeeded by Dušan Simović
Personal details
Born 15 January 1893
Niš, Austria-Hungary (present-day Niš, Republic of Serbia
Died 18 February 1969 (1969-02-19) (aged 76)
Paris, France

Dragiša Cvetković (Serbian Cyrillic: Драгиша Цветковић) (15 January 1893, Niš – 18 February 1969, Paris, France) was a Yugoslav politician.

He served as the prime minister of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia from 1939 to 1941. He developed the federalization of Yugoslavia through the creation of the Banovina of Croatia by an agreement with Croatian leader Vladko Maček. See Cvetković-Maček Agreement He left Serbia on 4 September 1944 for Bulgaria, and later to Turkey. He spent the rest of his life in Paris.

On 25 September 2009, the regional court in Cvetković's hometown of Niš rehabilitated him from charges laid against him by the Yugoslav government in 1945.[1]


  1. ^ Rehabilitovan Dragiša Cvetković, politika.rs; accessed 17 December 2015.(Serbian)
Political offices
Preceded by
Milan Stojadinović
Prime Minister of Yugoslavia
Succeeded by
Dušan Simović