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Esad Kulović

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Preceded by  Nezir Škaljić
Succeeded by  Fehim Čurčić
Died  24 July 1917
Political party  Muslim Progressive Party

Esad Kulović (1859 – 24 July 1917) was a Bosnian politician who served as the 4th Mayor of Sarajevo from 1905 to 1910. He was mayor during the Bosnian crisis of 1908.


Early life

Kulović was born to an old and prominent Bosniak family of Janissaries in the city of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, while it was part of the Ottoman Empire. His father was the only son of Sarajevo's qadi Sulejman Ruždija Kulović, after whom a street was named in Sarajevo in Ottoman times. Kulović was raised in the neighborhood which bore his fathers name, and where he eventually built a large house.

Kulović was well-educated; in addition to his native Bosnian, he spoke Turkish, Arabic, Persian and French.


In 1884, he was elected the municipality representative of Sarajevo. Kulović became Mayor of Sarajevo in 1905. He was the mayor during the 1908 Bosnian crisis, when Austria-Hungary annexed Bosnia and Herzegovina from the Ottoman Empire. Kulović won a third term in office in the 1910 election by an "overwhelming" majority, but refused post, thus the position was handed over to 24-year-old Fehim Čurčić.


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