Date Created: 05 October 2018
Mustaj-beg Uzeirbegovic hunted with falcons
Maglaj family Uzeirbegovic was once one of the 30 richest beguiling families in Bosnia and
This is evidenced by the fact that in 1919 only Edhem-beg Uzeirbegovic had more than 21,000
dunums of land, a large number of houses and commercial buildings. In Austro-Hungarian times,
the most important members of the Uzeirbegovic family were Mustaj-beg and his brother Rifat-beg.
Mustaj-beg Uzeirbegovic, former Mayor of Maglaj, was among the last schoolmates in BiH. Every year,
he sent a fellow fellow to the generals in Dubrovnik and Venice. He helped the education of the first
Bosniak novelist, Maglajli Edhem Mulabdic. It is said that somewhere between the two world wars, his
cousin Edhem-beg on the horse could reach from Maglaj to Tuzla riding only on his own country.
After Salon in Paris, one of the exposed cars was also found in Maglaj, owned by Edhem-bega
According to the testimony, after 1945, Edhem-bey was assigned a small house in which his servants
used to live, crossed Uzeirbeg Konak. He had two children - son of Salih, who was educated at the
Sarajevo High School Gymnasium and who spoke several world languages, and daughter Razia, who
may have been among the last women in Bosnia who wrote in Bosnian.
An interesting note about Rifat-beg was left by English travel writer William Miller (Wiliam Miller), who
traveled through Bosnia at the end of the 19th century, visited Maglaj, where he met with two beggars
and described them as the most advanced Bosnian beaches. He also played tennis with Rifat-beg,
and he proved himself an exceptional player in the field.
He took off the fes
- When he was warming up, he removed fes and played gologlav - which was unheard of in many
Oriental countries, and his service was scary. In order to demonstrate the "progressiveness" of his
ideas, he would drink a little fresh beer in Sarajevo - Husnija Kamberović also wrote in her doctoral
dissertation "Begovski land holdings in BiH from 1878 to 1918".
Uzeirbegovići gave Maglaj between the two world wars a kind of city tricks - from education to
organizing horse races. With their widely known horses they participated in races from Belgrade,
through Pest to Vienna.
Uzeirbeg's conch in Maglaj
Descendants of the captain
About the origin of Uzeirbegovic, Hamdija Kreševljaković wrote in his "Captains".
- According to Uzeir-beg, the brother of Emina-beg, the last Captain of the Maglaj, was named the
descendants of the Maglaj Captain Uzeirbegovići. Uzeir-beg, after the abolition of the captaincy,
became Magellan Muselim. He died in Maglaj on February 28, 1872 - wrote Kreševljaković.
The descendants of Uzeirbegovic now live throughout BiH, but also in the world. Only Seka
Uzeirbegovic remained in Maglaj, and her relatives live in Jelah, Zenica, Travnik, Gradacac, Sarajevo,
Zagreb, Belgrade, London and Salt Lake City (USA). In Uljirbeg's suburb in the Old Town,
along the right bank of the river Bosna, the memory of this family remained in Maglaj.
By N. Bradaric
Author: Dijak - N.Bradaric
Source: The Internet
Owner: Kameni spavač Bosanska stranica kulturno historijskog sadržaja
Location: Bosnia & Herzegovina
Link to Website: http://www.kameni-spavac.online/historijske-istaknute-licnosti/mustaj-beg-bio-poznati-sokolar-a-rifat-beg-izuzetan-teniser/