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Hajduk Veljko

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A monument to Haiduk Veljko

Hajduk Veljko Petrovic was the Duke (vojvoda) of the Serbian rebellion against the Ottoman Empire.

Famous for his bravery, haiduk Veljko entered the Serbian epic poetry. Veljko took part in Stojan Glavas's army unit. He's known for the liberation of Montenegro in 1807 and the defence of Soko Banja in 1809. Veljko organized the rebellion in eastern Serbia. He died in the battle in the city of Negotin in 1813.

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