Milosh Obilich

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Miloš Obilić

According to a Serbian epic poetry, Miloš Obilić was the name of the Serbian knight who, at the Battle of Kosovo, between Serbia and the Ottoman Empire, assassinated the Ottoman sultan Murad I.

Miloš Obilić had created the secret Order of the Dragon of St George. There were 12 knights, himself included, belonging to this order. The aim of the order was the death of sultan Murad I.

On June 15th, 1389 (Julian calendar), Miloš made his way into the Ottoman camp on the pretext of being a deserter, forced his way into the Sultan's tent and stabbed him to death. Miloš Obilic was later executed together with all other Serbian prisoners by Murad's son, Beyazid I. Another (Turkish) source says that the sultan Murad I was killed after a battle, when the Serbian soldier who pretended to be dead killed sultan when he got close to him.

This event and the Kosovo battle itself is deeply embedded in the Serbian national consciousness, history, and poetry. This deed was proclaimed as Miloš Obilić's inmost desire to pay tribute to his people and to sacrifice himself in order to strike a blow against tyranny.


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