Prince Paul of Yugoslavia

Prince Paul of Yugoslavia

Regent of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Born Apr 27, 1893

Prince Paul of Yugoslavia, also known as Paul Karađorđević, was Prince Regent of Yugoslavia during the minority of King Peter II. Peter was the eldest son of his first cousin Alexander I. His title in Yugoslavia was "Његово Краљевско Височанство, Кнез Намесник", .… Read More

related links


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Prince Paul of Yugoslavia.


1893 Birth Born on April 27, 1893.


1923 30 Years Old He married Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark, a sister of Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, in 1923. … Read More


1934 41 Years Old On 9 October 1934 Vlado Chernozemski assassinated Paul's cousin King Alexander I of Yugoslavia in Marseille in France, and Prince Paul took the regency. … Read More
1939 46 Years Old In 1939, Prince Paul, as acting head of state, accepted an official invitation from Adolf Hitler and spent nine days in Berlin. … Read More
1940 47 Years Old Paul's foreign policy, including the signing of the Tripartite Pact, seems to have aimed to give his country as much leeway as possible in thoroughly adverse circumstances. After the fall of France in 1940 left the United Kingdom essentially alone to face the Axis, Paul saw no way of saving Yugoslavia except through adopting policies of accommodation to the Axis powers. … Read More
1941 48 Years Old Nonetheless, the signing of the pact did not sit well with several elements of the Yugoslav army. On 27 March 1941, two days after Yugoslavia signed the Tripartite Pact, Yugoslav military figures with British support forcibly removed Paul from power and declared Peter II of age. … Read More


1976 83 Years Old The post-war communist authorities had Prince Paul proclaimed an enemy of the state; he was disallowed from returning to Yugoslavia and all his property was confiscated. He died in Paris on 14 September 1976, aged 83 and was buried in Switzerland. … Read More
Original Authors of this text are noted on
Text is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.