Croatia: Heads of State: 1941-1945

Zamjenik Poglavnika | Deputy Leader
10 Apr 1941 - 15 Apr 1941 Slavko Kvaternik [1]
Poglavnik Nezavisne Države Hrvatske | Leader of the Independent State of Croatia [2]
10 Apr 1941 - 8 May 1945 Ante Pavelić [3]

[1] Pending the installation of Ante Pavelić who entered Croatia 13 Apr 1941 and took oath of office in Zagreb 15 Apr 1941.
[2] By a law of 15 May 1941, Croatia was declared to be a kingdom. At the Government's request, King Vittorio Emanuele III of Italy designated Principe Aimone Roberto Margherita Maria Giuseppe Torino di Savoia-Aosta, duca di Spoleto (from 3 Mar 1942 duca d'Aosta) to be king, and he accepted his designation on 18 May 1941. Pavelić announced that the king would take the name Tomislav II. He was neither proclaimed nor installed; he was styled "duca di Spoleto (later "d'Aosta") e re designato di Croazia"; and he resigned his designation in Oct 1943.
[3] Abandoned the seat of government, Zagreb, 6 May 1945 and left national territory 8 May 1945.
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