Princess Zorka of Montenegro

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Princess Zorka
Princess Zorka Karageorgevich
Princess Zorka of Montenegro.jpg
Born (1864-12-23)23 December 1864
Cetinje, Montenegro
Died 16 March 1890(1890-03-16) (aged 25)
Cetinje, Montenegro
Burial St. George's Church, Topola, Serbia
Spouse Prince Peter Karageorgevich
Issue Helen, Princess of Russia
Princess Milena
George, Crown Prince of Serbia
Alexander I of Yugoslavia
Prince Andrew
Full name
Ljubica Petrović-Njegoš
House Petrović-Njegoš
Father Nicholas I of Montenegro
Mother Milena Vukotić

Princess Ljubica Petrović-Njegoš of Montenegro (Serbian: Љубица Петровић-Његош; 23 December 1864 – 16 March 1890), later Princess Zorka Karađorđević in Serbia. She was better known as Princess Zorka.

She was the eldest child of the Montenegrin monarch Nicholas I and Milena Vukotić, and the wife of Peter Karađorđević (who would become King of Serbia in 1903, long after her death).


Born in Cetinje, Montenegro at the time when her father was already the reigning Prince of Montenegro (his uncle Danilo II Petrović-Njegoš having died in 1860). Zorka was educated in Russia before returning to Montenegro to be engaged to Karađorđević. Zorka's sister Elena married the future King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy.

Marriage and children[edit]

Described as "exuberant" by one commentator, Zorka married Peter in Cetinje on 1 August 1883 in a Serbian Orthodox ceremony.[1]

They had five children:

Zorka died aged just 25 on 16 March 1890 in Cetinje during childbirth and was buried in the St. George's Church in Topola, Serbia.


  1. ^ The Times, "Montenegro", 13 August 1883.

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