Find out more about the greatest Serbians, including Novak Djokovic, Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin, Slobodan Milosevic, Ivica Dačić and Mileva Marić.

The Serbians are a vibrant community of people hailing from Serbia as well as Bosnia, Herzegovina and Montenegro, and form significant minorities in Croatia, the Republic of Macedonia and Slovenia. Serbians are particularly known for their rich literary heritage. The history of Serbian literature begins with theological works from the 10th- and 11th centuries, and has prospered since the early 19th century. The most well known authors are Ivo Andrić, Miloš Crnjanski, Meša Selimović, Borislav Pekić, Branko Miljković, and Danilo Kiš. Svetlana Velmar-Janković and Gordana Kuić are the best known female novelists in Serbia today. Architect Milan Zloković was one of the founders of the Group of Architects of Modern Expressions, while Ivan Antić is considered one of the former Yugoslavia's best post-war architects. Distinguished sculptor and academic Simeon Roksandić, is frequently cited as one of the most renowned figures in Yugoslavian sculpture. Athletic and hardworking, Serbians have also made a name for themselves in the field of sports. Serbian born Monica Seles and Novak Djokovic are among the best tennis players the world has ever seen. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous Serbians.
Novak DjokovicNovak Djokovic
(Tennis Star)

22 May 1987

Slobodan MilosevicSlobodan Milosevic
(Former President of Serbia & the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia)

20 August 1941

See page for author [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsMileva Marić
(Physicist)

19 December 1875

Mihajlo Idvorski PupinMihajlo Idvorski Pupin
(Physicist)

09 October 1858

Boris TadićBoris Tadić
(Former President of Serbia)

15 January 1958

Ivica DačićIvica Dačić
(Former Prime Minister of Serbia)

01 January 1966

Emina JahovićEmina Jahović
(Singer-songwriter)

15 January 1982

Aleksandar KolarovAleksandar Kolarov
(Serbian footballer)

10 November 1985

Bojana NovakovicBojana Novakovic
(Actor)

17 November 1981

Valon BehramiValon Behrami
(Association football player)

19 April 1985

Peter II of YugoslaviaPeter II of Yugoslavia
(King)

06 September 1923

Emir KusturicaEmir Kusturica
(Actor, Film producer, Film director, Screenwriter, Musician, Guitarist)

24 November 1954

Antonio RukavinaAntonio Rukavina
(Serbian footballer)

26 January 1984

Mateja KežmanMateja Kežman
(Footballer)

12 April 1979

Jelena KarleušaJelena Karleuša
(Singer, Columnist)

17 August 1978

LiciniusLicinius
(Emperor)

0263 AD

Nemanja GudeljNemanja Gudelj
(Footballer)

16 November 1991

QuintillusQuintillus
(Emperor)

0212 AD

Marco HuckMarco Huck
(Boxer)

11 November 1984

Aleksandar KataiAleksandar Katai
(Serbian footballer)

06 February 1991

Alexander I of SerbiaAlexander I of Serbia
(Prince)

14 August 1876

Daniel NestorDaniel Nestor
(Tennis player)

04 September 1972

GratianGratian
(Ruler)

23 May 0359

Ljubomir FejsaLjubomir Fejsa
(Footballer)

14 August 1988

Saint SavaSaint Sava
(Saint, priest, writer)

1169 AD

Stefan NemanjaStefan Nemanja
(Prince)

1113 AD

Viktor TroickiViktor Troicki
(Tennis player)

10 February 1986

AlboinAlboin
(King)

0530 AD

Herennius EtruscusHerennius Etruscus
(Emperor)

0220 AD

Vojislav KoštunicaVojislav Koštunica
(Politician, prime minister)

24 March 1944

JovianJovian
(Emperor)

0331 AD

Constantius IIIConstantius III
(King)

0370 AD

Danijel LjubojaDanijel Ljuboja
(Footballer)

04 September 1978

Peter I of YugoslaviaPeter I of Yugoslavia
(King)

11 July 1844

Claudius IIClaudius II
(Emperor)

10 May 0210

Péter LékóPéter Lékó
(Chess Grandmaster)

08 September 1979

Maximinus DaiaMaximinus Daia

20 November 0270

Neven SuboticNeven Subotic
(Footballer)

10 December 1988

Stefan Uroš IV Dušan of SerbiaStefan Uroš IV Dušan of Serbia
(King)

26 July 1308

Ana IvanovićAna Ivanović
(Tennis Player)

06 November 1987

Branislav NušićBranislav Nušić
(Playwright)

20 October 1864

Dragan DžajićDragan Džajić
(Footballer)

30 May 1946

Dragan StojkovićDragan Stojković
(Serbian footballer)

03 March 1965

Filip VujanovićFilip Vujanović
(President)

01 September 1954

Jelena DokićJelena Dokić

12 April 1983

Jelena JankovićJelena Janković
(Serbian tennis player)

28 February 1985

Josip JelačićJosip Jelačić
(Military officer)

16 October 1801

Marija ŠerifovićMarija Šerifović
(Serbian singer)

14 November 1984

Marko PantelićMarko Pantelić
(Footballer)

15 September 1978

Milan JovanovićMilan Jovanović
(Footballer)

18 April 1981

Milan StankovićMilan Stanković
(Singer)

09 September 1987

Miloš KrasićMiloš Krasić
(Footballer)

01 November 1984

Miloš Obrenović I, Prince of SerbiaMiloš Obrenović I, Prince of Serbia
(Prince of Serbia)

18 March 1780

Milutin MilankovićMilutin Milanković
(Mathematician,Astronomer, Climatologist, Geophysicist, Civil engineer)

28 May 1879

Mirko CvetkovićMirko Cvetković
(Prime Minister)

16 August 1950

Nemanja MatićNemanja Matić
(Footballer)

01 August 1988

Nemanja MatićNemanja Matić
(Footballer)

01 August 1988

Nemanja VidićNemanja Vidić
(Serbian footballer)

21 October 1981

Nikola ŽigićNikola Žigić
(Footballer)

25 September 1980

Savo MiloševićSavo Milošević
(Footballer)

02 September 1973

Tomislav NikolićTomislav Nikolić
(President)

15 February 1952

Vladimir StojkovićVladimir Stojković
(Footballer)

28 July 1983

Vuk Stefanović KaradžićVuk Stefanović Karadžić
(Linguist)

06 November 1787

Željko JoksimovićŽeljko Joksimović
(Serbian singer)

20 April 1972

Zoran TošićZoran Tošić
(Serbian footballer)

28 April 1987

Zoran ĐinđićZoran Đinđić
(Politician)

01 August 1952

Đorđe VajfertĐorđe Vajfert
(Industrialist, Banker, Coin collecting, Book collector)

15 June 1850