List of Heads of State of Yugoslavia - Kingdom of Yugoslavia

Kingdom of Yugoslavia

King of Yugoslavia
Former Monarchy
Royal Standard
Peter II
First monarch Peter I
Last monarch Peter II
Style His Majesty
Official residence Royal Compound
Appointer Hereditary
Monarchy started 1 December 1918
Monarchy ended 29 November 1945
Current pretender Alexander Karađorđević

The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes was created by the unification of the Kingdom of Serbia and the State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs on 1 December 1918. It was renamed Kingdom of Yugoslavia on 3 October 1929. Yugoslavia was defeated and occupied after the German invasion on 17 April 1941. The monarchy was formally abolished on 29 November 1945.

All monarchs were members of the House of Karađorđević. Peter I, previously King of Serbia, was proclaimed King by representatives of South Slav states. The royal family continued through his son and his grandson.

Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death Succession right Royal house Note
Peter I
1 December 1918–
16 August 1921
29 June 1844
son of Alexander Karađorđević, Prince of Serbia and Persida Nenadović
Princess Zorka of Montenegro
5 children
16 August 1921
aged 77
previously King of Serbia,
proclaimed King by representatives of South Slav states
House of
Held the title "King of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes". Prince Alexander served as regent in his final years.
Alexander I
16 August 1921–
9 October 1934
16 December 1888
son of Peter I and Princess Zorka of Montenegro
Maria of Romania
8 June 1922
3 children
9 October 1934
aged 45
son of the preceding House of
Changed title to "King of Yugoslavia" in 1929.
Assassinated in Marseilles.
Peter II
9 October 1934–
29 November 1945
6 September 1923
son of Alexander I and Maria of Yugoslavia
Alexandra of Greece and Denmark
20 March 1944
1 child
3 November 1970
aged 47
son of the preceding House of
Prince Paul acted as regent until ousted on 27 March 1941; exiled on 17 April 1941 and deposed on 29 November 1945.

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