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Janko Vukotić
Јанко Вукотић
3th Prime Minister of Kingdom of Montenegro
In office
8 May 1913 – 16 July 1915
Monarch Nicholas I
Preceded by Mitar Martinović
Succeeded by Milo Matanović
5th Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kingdom of Montenegro
In office
12 May 1916 – 17 January 1917
Monarch Nicholas I
Prime Minister Milo Matanović
Lazar Mijušković
Andrija Radović
Preceded byPetar Plamenac
Succeeded byMirko M. Mijušković
2nd Minister of Defence of Principality of Montenegro
In office
6 December 1905 – 24 November 1906
Monarch Nicholas I
Prime Minister Lazar Mijušković
Preceded by Ilija Plamenac
Succeeded byDanilo Gatalo
4th and 6th Minister of Defence of Kingdom of Montenegro
In office
23 August 1911 – 19 June 1912
Monarch Nicholas I
Prime Minister Lazar Tomanović
Mitar Martinović
Preceded byMarko Đukanović
Succeeded by Mitar Martinović
In office
8 May 1913 – 17 July 1914
Monarch Nicholas I
Prime MinisterHimself
Preceded by Mitar Martinović
Succeeded byRisto Popović
Chief of Staff of the Army of Kingdom of Montenegro
In office
6 August 1914 – 26 January 1916
Leader Božidar Janković
Personal details
Born18 February 1866
Čevo, Principality of Montenegro
Died4 February 1927 (age 60)
Belgrade, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes
Resting place Belgrade New Cemetery
Military service
Branch/service Kingdom of Montenegro Montenegrin Army
Kingdom of Yugoslavia Royal Yugoslav Army
Rank Army General
Battles/wars Balkan Wars
World War I

Janko Vukotić ( Serbian Cyrillic: Јанко Вукотић; 18 February 1866 – 4 February 1927) was a Montenegrin serdar, general in the armies of the Principality and Kingdom of Montenegro in the Balkan Wars and World War I.


Vukotić meets with Field Marshal Petar Bojović

Vukotić was born in Čevo, [1] belonging to the Vukotić brotherhood; he was related to Petar and Milena Vukotić. He studied at the lower gymnasium at Cetinje, and at the Military Academy of Modena in Italy. [1]


Vukotić served as Minister of Defence of Kingdom of Montenegro in the periods of 1905–1907, 1911–1912 and 1913–1915, and as Prime Minister of Montenegro in 1913–1915.

Balkan Wars

Vukotić commanded the Montenegrin Eastern Army during the First Balkan War and the Montenegrin division of the First Serbian Army during the Second Balkan War, in which he distinguished himself at the Battle of Bregalnica.

World War I

During the First World War, Vukotić was the Chief of Staff of the Montenegrin Army and the Commander of the Sandžak Army of Montenegrin forces. He is most famous for winning the Battle of Mojkovac, in which his daughter, the only female participant, Vasilija Vukotić was assigned to his headquarters to conduct correspondence. Despite frequent writings, he was not taken prisoner after the fall of Montenegro in January 1916. According to information from his son, Vukasin Vukotic, after the fall of Montenegro, a treaty was signed with the Austrians and the Montenegrins went home. Later there were uprisings in the north, attacks on Austrian troops and slaying of Austrian officers. When they requested he subside the attacks of komits in the north who assaulted Austrian officers, he refused explaining that they had a right to do so because the Austrians were occupants. He was interned - house arrest with his family - in Bjelovar because he refused to cooperate with the Austrian authorities. In his free time there he wrote his memoirs, the text beginning with: "Today in Bjelovar..."

Later years

After the war, Vukotić served as a general in the Royal Yugoslav Army until his death in 1927. He is interred in the Belgrade New Cemetery. [2]


  1. ^ a b Martinović 1957, p. 5.
  2. ^ Јавно комунално предузеће "Погребне услуге". "Јанко Вукотић". Сахрањен је на Новом гробљу, Аркаде, гробница 8, реда I.