Niš rebellion (1841)

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The Niš rebellion (Serbian: Нишка буна); Bulgarian: Нишко въстание) was a short-lived Christian uprising (5–26 April 1841) that broke out in the Ottoman nahiya (sub-districts) of Niš, Pirot, Vranje and Toplica, led by Miloje Jovanović and Nikola Srndaković-Srndak. The revolt emerged in an ethnic border area with mixed Serbian and Bulgarian ethnic sentiments.[1][2][3] It was part of that period's agrarian riots; it was mainly prompted by the appeals relating to the repeal of the spahee and the Ottoman government's readiness to attribute the ownership of the land to new Muslim holders.[4] It was a rapid, large and forceful rebellion, relatively unexpected to the Ottomans, with great combat successes.[5] During the rebellion, the Ottomans burnt down 120 villages in Niš and 104 in Leskovac.[4] 10–11,000 people fled to the Principality of Serbia; the Ottoman government appealed for their return.[6]

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  1. ^ Ottoman Bulgaria in the First Tanzimat Period — The Revolts in Nish (1841) and Vidin (1850) Mark Pinson, Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 11, No 2 (May, 1975), pp. 103-146.
  2. ^ Официозът "Новине Србске" (1841-1842) за Нишкото въстание.
  3. ^ Нишкото въстание през 1841 г. и европейската дипломация, Игор Дамянов, Военно издателство, София, 1992, Министерство на отбраната.
  4. ^ a b Ekmečić 1989, p. 327.
  5. ^ Mirčetić 1994, p. 92.
  6. ^ Бојана Миљковић Катић (10 January 2014). Пољопривреда Кнежевине Србије : (1834-1867): Agriculture of the Principality of Sebia (1834-1867). Istorijski institut. pp. 269–. ISBN 978-86-7743-106-8. Нишке буне 1841. године, када је у Србију пребегло око 10–11.000 људи и када су османске власти тражиле њихово враћање у постојбину.709 Од овог правила одступало се ретко, најчешће под политичким притиском. Да би се ...