Monument to Peter I of Serbia and Alexander I of Yugoslavia

Monument to Peter I of Serbia and Alexander I of Yugoslavia in Paris (France)

Inauguration date: 1936

Type of work: equestrian statue

Materials: bronze; granite

Sculptor(s): Real del Sarte, Maxime (Paris 1888 – Paris 1954)

Character(s) represented: Alexander I, king of Yugoslavia; Peter I

Architect: Chailleux Henri

Alexander I, also known as Alexander the Unifier, was King of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes from 16 August 1921 to 3 October 1929 and King of Yugoslavia from 3 October 1929 until his assassination in 1934. His reign of 13 years is the longest of any monarch of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

Peter I was King of Serbia from 15 June 1903 to 1 December 1918. On 1 December 1918, he became King of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, and he held that title until his death three years later. Since he was the king of Serbia during a period of great Serbian military success, he was remembered by Serbians as King Peter the Liberator and also as the Old King.

The monument is located at Square Alexandre Ier de Yougoslavie on the Place de Colombie in the 16th arrondissement near the Bois de Boulogne.

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