Vasa Čarapić

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Vasa Čarapić
Dragon from Avala
Vasa Čarapić.jpg
Nickname(s)Vasa
Born1768
Beli Potok, in Belgrade, Ottoman Empire
Died1806
Belgrade
Allegiance
Years of service1788–1806
RankVojvoda
Battles/wars

First Serbian Uprising:

Vasilije "Vasa" Čarapić, known as the Dragon from Avala (Serbian Cyrillic: Василије Васа Чарапић, Змај од Авале; 1768–1806) was a Serbian voivode (military commander) that participated in the First Serbian Uprising of the Serbian Revolution against the Ottoman Empire.

Vasa was born in 1768, in the village of Beli Potok, under the Avala mountain.

Legacy[edit]

In Belgrade there is a monument to Vasa Čarapić at the spot where he was killed in front of the National Theatre, and nearby is the street (Улица Васе Чарапића) that was named after him.

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