Participation in the European revolution – 1848


Stevan Petrovic Knicanin (1807-1855), during the revolutionary events in Austria in 1848, moved to Vojvodina as a commander of the Serbian voluntary troops. The government in Belgrade supported the requests of the rebellious Serbs. 8.000 volunteers were sent from the Serbian Principality. Belgrade gave shelter to a great number of Serbs and their families from Banat who escaped from the Hungarian army. Pavle Georgije Spirta was a descendant of a well known merchant Cincar family. The Emperor Franz Joseph I issued the Charter by which he awarded Spirta with the nobility for the role he had played in the crushing of the revolution in 1848.


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