Vasa Čarapić

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Vasa Čarapić
Dragon from Avala
Steva Todorović, Vasa Čarapić, 1856-58.jpg
Painting by Steva Todorović, 1856-58
Native name Serbian Cyrillic: Vasilije Čarapić, Змај од Авале
Nickname(s) Vasa
Born 1768
Beli Potok, in Belgrade, Ottoman Empire
Died 1806
Years of service 1788–1806
Rank Vojvoda

First Serbian Uprising:

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.

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


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.