Anka Obrenović

Name Anka Obrenović
Spouse and other names Konstantinović
Date of birth March 20, 1821
Date of death May 29, 1868
Country Serbia
Language Serbian
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Anka Obrenović, daughter of master Jevrem Obrenović and niece of Miloš Obrenović, Prince of Serbia, was born in Šabac in 1821. Her mother, Tomanija, was the daughter of Ante Bogićević. Anka had eight brothers and sisters. Her father provided her with excellent education, the best that circumstances in Serbia at the time would allow. She learnt how to play the guitar and the piano, studied German and later on French. On April 26, 1842, Anka married a landowner, Aleksandar Konstantinović, with whom she had four children (one of them being Katarina, the fiancée and never-to-be second wife of Prince Mihailo). Her free-spirited lifestyle became all-too-evident after the death of her husband when she gave birth to a love child, a girl named Simka, whose father was Anka’s very own brother-in-law. Her moving to Belgrade in 1859 and grand entrance into the political and dynastical games of the Obrenović would eventually take her life: she was killed in Košutnjak along with her cousin Mihailo Obrenović on May 29, 1868. She didn’t live to see Milan Obrenović, the grandson of her brother Miloš, become the king of Serbia. She was buried in the monastery of Rakovica near Belgrade, along with the rest of the Obrenović family members.


Place of birth Šabac
Place(s) of residence Serbia
Place of death Beograd
Nationality srpska
First language(s) Serbian
Marital status Divorced Widowed
Number of children 5
Name(s) of children Tomanija, Aleksandar, Katarina, Stana, Simona
Gender of children F (4) M (1)
Social class Aristocracy by birth
Education Educated at home

About her professional situation



edited by: Slavica Garonja Radovanac

bibliograpfy by: Dragana Grujić and Gordana Đoković

translated by: Dunja Dušanić


Profession(s) and other activities Writer of prose and novel and Translator
Language(s) in which she wrote Serbian
Financial aspects of her career Other


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