Milos had granted Serbia, then still part of the Ottoman Empire, a constitution in 1835. Less than three years later, he suspended it, under pressure from Turkey, Russia and Austria, autocratic empires whose rulers regarded even semi-democratic constitutions as undesirable. Perhaps the state councillors were annoyed by Milos' weakness in giving way. Does anyone know?
: The state council unanimously demanded his
: abdication: I do not know why.
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: In 1839, Prince Milos Obrenovic I of Serbia
: abdicated in favour of his son Milan, who
: was very ill and died a few weeks later.
: Milan Obrenovic II was succeded by his
: brother, Mihailo Obrenovic III, who was a
: minor. Mihailo Obrenovic was deposed in
: 1842, and the Princely throne was occupied
: by Aleksandar Karagorgevitj. In 1858 Milos
: Obrenovic Ireturned to the throne, and when
: he died in 1860, he was succeded by his son
: Mihailo Obrenovic III.
: What I wonder is - what was the reason for
: the abdication in 1839?