The Info List - Josip Filipović

Josip Filipović, Freiherr
(Baron) von Philippsberg, also Josef von Philippovich or Joseph Philippovich (April 1818 - 6 August 1889) was an Austro-Hungarian general (Feldzeugmeister).


1 Life and career 2 See also 3 References 4 External links

Life and career[edit] Filipović was born in the Croatian town of Gospić, then in Austrian Empire. He joined the Austrian Army in 1836 and became major in 1848. He fought under Josip Jelačić
Josip Jelačić
in Hungary, helping to quell the 1848 Revolutions. He became colonel and commander of the 5th border regiment in 1857, and scored victories at the Battle of Solferino
Battle of Solferino
in 1859 and in the Austro-Prussian War
Austro-Prussian War
in 1866. At one point He was commander of a Viennese division and for a short time was promoted from general to colonel general. In 1859 he became major general and fought with the 6th corps in Italy, for which he was rewarded with the hereditary title of Freiherr. From 1865 to 1869 he was governor of Dalmatia
and in 1866 he fought in Bohemia campaign with the 2nd corps. Filipović moved further up through the ranks, stationed in Vienna, Tyrol, Vorarlberg
and Brno, where he was made Feldzeugmeister
in January 1874. In June 1874, he became the commander of the army in Bohemia, a position he would hold until his death.[2] In July 1878 he commanded the troops invading Bosnia and Herzegovina. After three months of battle his troops captured Sarajevo
on August 19, which then became the capital.[2][3] The occupation of Herzegovina was assigned to his subordinate Feldmarschalleutnant Stjepan Jovanović.[2] He returned to Vienna
in 1880 and to Prague
in 1882. Filipović died in Prague
(at the time Austrohungarian Empire, now Czech Republic).[2] For his merits he was awarded the Commander's Cross of the Order of Maria Theresa
Order of Maria Theresa
in 1879. See also[edit]

List of Military Order of Maria Theresa
Order of Maria Theresa
recipients of Croatian descent List of Croatian soldiers Croatian nobility


^ "Mustaj-beg Fadilpašić, prvi gradonačelnik Sarajeva". RadioSarajevo. 20 October 2012. Archived from the original on 10 January 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2014.  ^ a b c d Oršolić, Tado (1999-12-01). "Sudjelovanje dalmatinskih postrojbi u zaposjedanju Bosne i Hercegovine 1878" (PDF). Radovi / Institute for historical sciences in Zadar (in Croatian). Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. ISSN 1330-0474. Retrieved 2011-01-13.  ^ Friedman, Francine (1996). The Bosnian Muslims: denial of a nation. Westview Press, ISBN 978-0-8133-2096-0

External links[edit]


New title Governor of Bosnia and Herzegovina July 13, 1878 - November 18, 1878 Succeeded by Wilhelm Nikolaus

Preceded by Lazar Mamula Governor of Dalmatia 1865–1869 Succeeded by Johann Wagner

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Governors of the Austro-Hungarian condominium of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Occupation (1878–1908)

Josip Filipović William of Württemberg Hermann, Freiherr
Dahlen von Orlaburg Johann von Appel Eugen von Albori Anton von Winzor

Annexation (1908–1918)

Anton von Winzor Marijan Varešanin Oskar Potiorek Stjepan Sarkotić

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 100474662 GN


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