Kosta Kumanudi

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Kosta Kumanudi
Коста Кумануди.jpg
Mayor of Belgrade
Assumed office
Preceded by Dobra Mitrović
Succeeded by Miloš Savčić
Ministry of Finance (Yugoslavia)
In office
31 March 1921 – 16 December 1922
Preceded by Milorad Drašković
Succeeded by Milan Stojadinović
President of the National Assembly of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Monarch Alexander II
Personal details
Born (1874-11-22)22 November 1874
Belgrade , Principality of Serbia
Died 27 November 1963(1963-11-27) (aged 89)
Belgrade, SFRY
Nationality Serb-Greek
Political party Democratic Party (Yugoslavia)
Spouse(s) Unknown
Relations Aleksa "Lesa" (Brother)
Education University of Belgrade

Kosta Kumanudi (22 November 1874–27 November 1963) was a Serb politician with the Democratic Party, and later with the Yugoslav Radical Peasant Democracy, forerunner to the Yugoslav National Party.[1] PhD of Political Sciences, professor of administrative law at the University of Belgrade's Law School, reserve Captain in the Balkan Wars, World War I, and in World War II, a deputy of the Democratic Party, President of the Belgrade municipality, the Minister of Finance, Education, Forest and Mining, Trade and Industry, Chairman of the National Assembly. He was a writer and political philosopher.

In 1941 Kumanudi signed the Appeal to the Serbian Nation to collaborate with Serbia's quisling government.[2] He was later tried as part of the Belgrade Process and was sentenced to 18 Months in jail for his role in establishing the quisling government with General Milan Nedić at its helm.


  1. ^ The three Yugoslavias: state-building and legitimation, 1918-2005 by Sabrina P. Ramet (2006)
  2. ^ Cohen, Philip J. Serbia's secret war: propaganda and the deceit of history, Texas A&M University Press, 1996