Dragon from Avala
Painting by Steva Todorović, 1856-58
|Native name||Serbian Cyrillic: Vasilije Čarapić, Змај од Авале|
Beli Potok, in Belgrade, Ottoman Empire
|Years of service||1788–1806|
Vasilije "Vasa" Čarapić, known as the Dragon from Avala (Serbian Cyrillic: 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.
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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- Barbara Jelavich, History of the Balkans: Eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
- Vojna enciklopedija, Beograd, 1970., knjiga prva
- Биографија Васе Чарапића