Croatia: Heads of State: 1941-1945

Zamjenik Poglavnika
10 Apr 1941 - 15 Apr 1941 Slavko Kvaternik [1]
Poglavnik Nezavisne Države Hrvatske [2]
10 Apr 1941 - 8 May 1945 Ante Pavelić [3]

[1] Pending the installation of Ante Pavelić who enters Croatia 13 Apr 1941 and is sworn in at 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] Abandons the seat of government, Zagreb, 6 May 1945 and leaves national territory 8 May 1945.
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