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Petar II Petrovich Njegoš
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(Nov 1, 1813, Njeguši – Oct 19, 1851, Cetinje), prince-bishop of Montenegro. After being educated in the monasteries of Cetinje and Savina/Boka Kotorska, Petar succeeded his uncle, Petar I, who had designated him his successor, but he could not be consecrated bishop until 1833 in St. Petersburg. Under Petar I, the political activities of the bishop of Montenegro had already taken precedence over his ecclesiastical functions. Petar continued the modernizing efforts begun under his …

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Kraft, Ekkehard, “Petar II Petrovich Njegoš”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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