Peko Dapčević

Politician, Deceased Person

1913 – 1999

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Who was Peko Dapčević?

Colonel General Petar "Peko" Dapčević was a famous Yugoslav communist who fought as volunteer in the Spanish Civil War, joined the Partisan uprising in Montenegro, and became commander of the Yugoslav 1st and 4th Armies.

General Dapčević led the Partisan troops that along with Soviet Red Army under General Vladimir Zhdanov liberated Belgrade on October 20, 1944. In 1953 Dapčević was named Chief of the Yugoslav General Staff, but was demoted as a result of being indirectly involved in the Đilas troubles with the party.

Born in Ljubotinj village, Kingdom of Montenegro, his father Jovan was an Orthodox deacon and his brother was Vlado Dapčević.

Dapčević died at the age of 86 in his home in Belgrade, FR Yugoslavia.

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Born
Jun 25, 1913
Cetinje
Also known as
  • Peko Dapcevic
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Nationality
  • Montenegro
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Lived in
  • Cetinje
Died
Feb 13, 1999
Belgrade

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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