Vaso Čubrilović, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Vaso Čubrilović

Bosnian Serb politician

Date of Birth: 14-Jan-1897

Place of Birth: Gradiška, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Date of Death: 11-Jun-1990

Profession: politician, political commissar, historian, university teacher

Nationality: Serbia

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Vaso Čubrilović

  • Vaso Cubrilovic (Serbian Cyrillic: ???? ??????????; 14 January 1897 – 11 June 1990) was a Bosnian Serb scholar and politician.
  • As a teenager, he joined the South Slav student movement known as Young Bosnia and was involved in the conspiracy to assassinate Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria on 28 June 1914.
  • His brother, Veljko, was also involved in the plot.
  • Cubrilovic was convicted of treason by the Austro-Hungarian authorities and given a sixteen-year sentence; his brother was sentenced to death and executed.
  • Cubrilovic was released from prison at war's end and studied history at the universities of Zagreb and Belgrade.
  • In 1937, he delivered a lecture to the Serbian Cultural Club in which he advocated the expulsion of the Albanians from Yugoslavia.
  • Two years later, he became a history professor at the University of Belgrade.
  • Following the Axis invasion of Yugoslavia in April 1941, Cubrilovic was arrested by the Germans and sent to the Banjica concentration camp, where he remained imprisoned for much of the war. As World War II drew to a close, Cubrilovic urged the Yugoslav authorities to expel ethnic minorities (particularly Germans and Hungarians) from the country.
  • At war's end, he became a government minister.
  • In his position as Minister of Agriculture, he pushed for the implementation of agricultural reforms.
  • In his later years, he distanced himself from the Pan-Slav, and later nationalist, ideologies of his youth and expressed regret over Franz Ferdinand's assassination.
  • At the time of his death, he was the last surviving participant in the conspiracy to kill the Archduke.

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