Petrovic Njegos (1697-1735)
Born in 1670.
Metropolitan and ruler of Montenegro. The founder of the Petrovic Njegos
dynasty. In the text written on the manuscript gospel, his gift to Serb
Patriarchate of Pec, in 1732, Danilo proudly expressed himself as
THE BISHOP OF CETINJE, THE LEADER OF THE SERB LAND
Petrovic Njegos (1735-1781)
Born in c. 1700.
Metropolitan and ruler of Montenegro. When the Serb Patriarchate of Pec
was, under pressure of Greek clergy, banned by Turks in 1766, in the name
of Serb bishops Sava wrote to Metropolitan of Moscow, informed him that
SERB NATION IS UNDER HARD SLAVERY
and therefore asked Russian Holy Synod to help the restoration of Serb
Patriarchate. He also asked Russian Empress to PROTECT
SERBS FROM THE GREEK AND TURKISH INTRUDING
and said WE ARE READY TO PAY RUSSIA IN BLOOD.
Petrovic Njegos (1750-1766)
Born in 1709.
Metropolitan and ruler of Montenegro. Ruled with Sava. He was convinced
that Montenegro, with Russian help, has to play crucial role in the restoration
of the Serb Empire. In his book "History of Montenegro", he listed Serb
bishops and put himself above the others. In the "Ode to Nemanja", the
founder of medieval Serb dynasty, Vasilije evokes Serb past with the words
HOLY SERB KINGS ARISE,
and adds SERB BISHOPS DO NOT SLEEP, BUT ENTIRE
NIGHT PRAY TO GOD SERB EMPIRE TO RESTORE.
I Petrovic Njegos (1782-1830)
Born in 1747.
Metropolitan and ruler of Montenegro. During the Russian-Turkish war in
1807, Petar I Petrovic sent Russian General of Danube army a letter with
the proposal to Russian Emperor about restoration of Serb Empire. According
to the proposal, RUSSIAN EMPEROR WOULD BE
RECOGNIZED AS THE EMPEROR OF THE SERBS AND THE METROPOLITAN OF MONTENEGRO
WOULD BE HIS ASSISTANT. THE LEADING ROLE IN THE RESTORATION OF SERB EMPIRE
BELONGS TO MONTENEGRO.
II Petrovic Njegos (1830-1851)
Born in 1813.
Metropolitan and ruler of Montenegro. The father of modern Serb national
identity. The author of the most patriotic Serb epic "The Mountain Wreath".
In the year of 1848, the Government of Serbia sent him the proposal of
unification of Serbs, Croats and Bulgarians. Petar II Petrovic agreed but
said THE SERBDOM HAS TO UNITE FIRST. I WILL,
THEN, TO MY PATRIARCHATE OF PEC AND SERBIAN PRINCE TO PRIZREN. SPIRITUAL
AUTHORITY TO ME AND SECULAR TO HIM, OVER THE NATION FREE AND UNITED.
Petrovic Njegos (1851-1860)
Born in 1826.
He divided spiritual and secular authorities and became the Prince. His
letters to Princes of Serbia, Aleksandar Karadjordjevic and Mihailo Obrenovic,
and his deed, were always inspired with the idea of Serb unification -
IN FRONT OF THE TENT I'LL SERVE THE KING IF
SERBDOM WOULD BE EVER UNITED AND UNITY OF SERBS REACHED or
LET PRINCE MIHAILO JUST START, I'LL JOIN HIM WITH MY MONTENEGRINS TO LIBERATE
THE SERB NATION, WITH ME EVEN AS AN ORDINARY SOLDIER.
Petrovic Njegos (1860-1918)
Born in 1841,
died in 1921. In 1910, he was proclaimed as a King of Montenegro. His entire
political work was inspired only with one idea, the restoration of Serb
Empire. He saw himself as a new Emperor Dusan, as a rightful descendent
of medieval Serb Throne. The Great war (1876-78) was his revenge for the
Kosovo battle in 1389. His message to Montenegrins in Herzegovina, in 1876,
was UNDER MURAD I SERB EMPIRE WAS DESTROYED
UNDER MURAD V IT HAS TO RISE AGAIN. THIS IS MY WISH AND WISH OF ALL OF
US AS WELL AS THE WISH OF ALMIGHTY GOD.