Bogičević earned a doctorate in law in Vienna before becoming
professor of international law at the university of Belgrade. In
1904, he became secretary of the mission in Paris, and three years later,
the envoy for the Serbian embassy in Berlin. After World War I began,
he was transferred to Cairo in 1914, and left for Paris and then Zurich
in 1915 and took it upon himself to act as a mediator between France and
Germany. He was then dismissed by the Serbian government.
A criminal investigation was launched against him in 1921, but it was
dropped, apparently because he had in his possession documents implicating
the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Karadgeordgevics in the coup of 1903
and the assassination of Prince Alexander Obrenovic. He moved to Germany
and published several books which was financed by the German government.
He was opposed to the government of Nikola Pasić and accused
it of being involved in the Sarajevo assassination. In 1938, he
had applied to the Berlin Embassy, possibly on Hitler's orders who wanted
to place him in a high post in Belgrade, but was murdered in a hotel in
Berlin. It is believed that he was killed on Hitler's orders or
by the Serbian secret police.
Place of birth: Belgrade
Place of death: Berlin