Čolak-Anta

Military Person

1777 – 1853

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Who was Čolak-Anta?

Anta Simeonović, Simeunović or Simonović, known as Čolak-Anta was a Serbian Voivode, one of the most important figures of the First Serbian Uprising, he was a Military Commander, Duke of the Province of Kruševac, and later in life Chief Magistrate.

The rebellion was an armed struggle for independence from Turkish rule paving the way for more uprisings across the Balkans and ultimately Serbia's suzerainty from the Ottoman Empire and the establishment of the Principality of Serbia.

Čolak-Anta Simeonović fought under Grand Vožd Karađorđe, and is the eponymous founder of the notable Čolak-Antić family.

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Born
1777
Prizren
Died
Aug 23, 1853
Kragujevac

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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