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Pavelic, Ante

Born: 1889 AD
Died: 1959 AD
Nationality: Croatian
Categories: Politician

1889 – Born on July 14th in Bradina, Bosnia. Croatian fascist leader and revolutionist who headed a Croatian state subservient to Germany and Italy during World War II.

1920 – He was elected city and county alderman at Zagreb.

1927-1929 – He was a representative in the Yugoslav Skupština (parliament), in which he vigorously opposed centralization of the country.

         – When King Alexander assumed dictatorial power, Paveli fled to Italy and organized a group of Croatian terrorists known as the Ustaše.

1934 – They achieved their greatest success in organizing the assassination of King Alexander in Marseille on October 9th.

1941 – After the conquest of Yugoslavia by Axis forces in April, Paveli was installed as head (poglavnik) of the Independent State of Croatia, which included Bosnia and part of Dalmatia.

1945-1948 – With the defeat of his German sponsors in May, Paveli left Croatia and went into hiding in Austria and Italy, finally escaping to Argentina.

1957 – He survived an assassination attempt but soon fled to Paraguay; he later settled in Spain.

1959 – Died on December 28th in Madrid.