General Dragutin Milutinović (1865–1941): A Prominent Military Figure and Historian Cover Image

Ђенерал Драгутин Милутиновић (1865–1941). Војник и историчар
General Dragutin Milutinović (1865–1941): A Prominent Military Figure and Historian

Author(s): Aleksandar Životić
Subject(s): Military history, History of Education, Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919)
Published by: Institut za strategijska istraživanja
Keywords: General Dragutin Milutinović; Serbia; military; military history; Balkan wars; World War I; command;

Summary/Abstract: Dragutin Milutinović, who was born in Beloševac, Kragujevac, on 28 September 1865 and died in Belgrade on 5 January 1941, was a cadet of the 17th class of the Serbian Military Academy and the Nikolayevsk Staff Academy in St. Peterburg, Russia. As a cadet, he participated in the war between Serbia and Bulgaria in 1885. He served in infantry assignments culminating as a regimental commanding officer prior to the Balkan wars of 1912-1913. He also served as a section chief in the Operations Department of the General Staff and chief of adivisional district staff, and was a prominent military writer and historian as well as a professor at the Military Academy. He served as chief of the External Section of the General Staff in 1901-1902, and as head of the Reporting Section from 1906 to 1909. During the Balkan wars, he commanded the 2nd line Timok Divison; and during the Great War, he commanded the 1st line Šumadija Division; Albanian troops; the Vardar Division; the Reserve Troop and Non-Commissioned Officers’ schools in Bizerta, Tunisia; the First Volunteer Division in Russia; and Adriatic troops. After the war, he was a delegate at Cetinje, Montenegro; Inspector for the Infantry; Chancellor of the Royal decorations; and member of the Military Council before retiring in 1927. He wrote a series of historiographical and memoir volumes. General Milutinović’s legacy is preserved in the Archives of the Serbian Academy of Science and Arts.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 41-60
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Serbian