Radovanjski Lug

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Former grave of Karađorđe Petrović in Radovanjski Lug

Radovanjski Lug (Serbian: Радовањски Луг) is an oak forest located near Velika Plana, Serbia. It is a natural memorial monument that covers 46 hectares (0.46 km2). It was first marked during the reign of Alexander Karađorđević, Prince of Serbia, and a memorial church dedicated to Karađorđe was built in 1936. It was categorized as Historic Landmark of Exceptional Importance in 1979.[1][2]


Returning from exile in Russia in 1817, Karađorđe Petrović as leader of the First Serbian Uprising, and his companion Naum Karnaras stayed at a field hut owned by Dragić Vojkić in Radovanjski Lug, in the Radovanje village. However, Miloš Obrenović I who had come to an arrangement with the Ottoman Turks as a semi-autonomous leader, ordered for Karađorđe and Krnar to be assassinated. Policeman Nikola Novaković cut off Karađorđe's head with a yatagan, and killed Krnar with a shotgun. He buried them, both headless in a grave 100 feet away from the hut to the stream, and their heads, skinless and stuffed, were sent to Istanbul in order to prove to the Ottoman that the two were dead.[1]

The place of the assassination is marked by a large wooden cross with marble slab with text. Memorial church dedicated to Karađorđe was built in the 1936.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Monuments of Culture in Serbia: Radovanjski Lug / Радовањски Луг (SANU) (Serbian) (English)
  2. ^ Regional Chamber of Commerce Požarevac, prepared by Dr. Novakovic Radmila Kostić, 2005.

Coordinates: 44°16′50″N 21°02′10″E / 44.28056°N 21.03611°E / 44.28056; 21.03611