Serbian

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.

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 1 Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: May 22, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia

Widely considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time, Novak Djokovic is currently third in the list of number of Grand Slam singles titles won by male players. He is known for his powerful two-handed backhand and his service returns. Djokovic is also the only player to complete the career Golden Masters and he has achieved this feat twice.

 2 Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla
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Famous As: Inventor, Engineer & Futurist, Who Obtained Over 300 Patents
Birthdate: July 10, 1856
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Smiljan, Croatia
Died: January 7, 1943

Inventor, engineer and futurist, Nikola Tesla, is best remembered for his contribution to the development of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. A prolific inventor, he had around 300 patents for his inventions. Even though he earned a considerable amount of money, he had poor money management skills and died a poor man.

 3 Josip Broz Tito

Josip Broz Tito
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 7, 1892
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kumrovec
Died: May 4, 1980
Josip Broz Tito served as the prime minister of Yugoslavia from 1944 to 1963 and as its president from 1953 to 1980. He was also the Marshal of Yugoslavia. During World War II, he led the Partisans. He was also one of the main figures behind the Non-Aligned Movement.

 4 Monica Seles

Monica Seles
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: December 2, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Novi Sad, Serbia
Former world number 1 tennis player Monica Seles has nine Grand Slam singles titles to her credit, eight of them for Yugoslavia and one for the U.S. At 16, she was the youngest French Open champion. Her career was affected after being stabbed on court by a Steffi Graf fan.

 5 Nikola Jokić

Nikola Jokić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: February 19, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sombor, Serbia

 6 Natasa Stankovic

Natasa Stankovic
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: March 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Požarevac, Serbia

 7 Boban Marjanović

Boban Marjanović
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: August 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boljevac, Serbia
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 8 Baba Vanga

Baba Vanga
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Mystic
Birthdate: January 31, 1911
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ustrumca, Salonica Vilayet, Ottoman Empire
Died: November 11, 1996

 9 Gavrilo Princip

Gavrilo Princip
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Assassinator of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
Birthdate: July 25, 1894
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Obljaj
Died: April 28, 1918
Gavrilo Princip was a Bosnian Serb member of the Young Bosnia movement who wished to end the Austro-Hungarian reign in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He thus assassinated Austrian archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, at age 19. This eventually contributed to the start of World War I

 10 Mileva Marić

Mileva Marić
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist, Mathematician
Birthdate: December 19, 1875
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Titel, Serbia
Died: August 4, 1948
Serbian physicist/mathematician Mileva Marić was the first wife of Albert Einstein and the second lady to complete the full program at the mathematics and physics department of Zürich Polytechnic. Experts still debate over whether she had helped Einstein in his initial research. Einstein transferred his Nobel Prize money to her.

 11 Ana Ivanović

Ana Ivanović
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: November 6, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia

 12 Nemanja Matić

Nemanja Matić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: August 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Šabac, Serbia

 13 Bogdan Bogdanović

Bogdan Bogdanović
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: August 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia

 14 Nemanja Vidić

Nemanja Vidić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: October 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Užice, Serbia

 15 Darko Miličić

Darko Miličić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: June 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Novi Sad, Serbia

 16 Bojana Novakovic

Bojana Novakovic
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia

Bojana Novakovic is a Serbian-Australian actress known for her portrayal of Det. Lizzie Needham in the American police procedural drama TV series, Instinct. She has also played important roles in films like Generation Um..., Edge of Darkness, Beyond Skyline, and The Little Death. In 2004, she won the Australian Film Institute's Best Actress award for her performance in Marking Time.

 17 Dusan Tadic

Dusan Tadic
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: November 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bačka Topola, Serbia

Dusan Tadic is a Serbian football player who captains the Serbia national team as well as the popular Dutch club Ajax. He played an influential role in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifications and helped his team qualify for the final tournament. In 2019, he was named Serbian Player of the Year.

 18 Vlade Divac

Vlade Divac
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Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: February 3, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Prijepolje, Serbia, Yugoslavia

 19 Deni Avdija

Deni Avdija
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: January 3, 2001
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Beit Zera, Israel

Being the son of basketball player and coach Zufer Avdija, Israeli-Serbian small forward Deni Avdija was destined to excel in the sport. The Washington Wizards player is known for his towering 6’9” frame. Beginning his career with Maccabi Tel Aviv, he later won 2 FIBA U20 European Championship golds for Israel.

 20 Peja Stojaković

Peja Stojaković
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: June 9, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Požega, Croatia

 21 Peter II of Yugoslavia

Peter II of Yugoslavia
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: September 6, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Belgrade
Died: November 3, 1970

 22 Alexander I of Yugoslavia

Alexander I of Yugoslavia
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: December 16, 1888
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cetinje, Montenegro
Died: October 9, 1934

Alexander I of Yugoslavia reigned as the king of Yugoslavia from 1921 until his death in 1934. During a state visit to France, Alexander was murdered by Bulgarian Vlado Chernozemski. The assassination inspired the opening of Christopher Hyde's book, The Second Assassin. Alexander's life and career inspired a TV series titled Alexander of Yugoslavia.

 23 Vesna Vulović

Vesna Vulović
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Flight attendant
Birthdate: January 3, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
Died: December 23, 2016

 24 Nemanja Bjelica

Nemanja Bjelica
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: May 9, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia

 25 Aleksej Pokuševski

Aleksej Pokuševski
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: December 26, 2001
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Novi Sad, Serbia

 26 Emir Kusturica

Emir Kusturica
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Famous As: Film director who has competed at the Cannes Film Festival on five occasions and won the Palme d'Or twice
Birthdate: November 24, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

 27 Darko Perić

Darko Perić
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 25, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kladovo, Serbia

 28 Neven Subotic

Neven Subotic
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer centre-back position
Birthdate: December 10, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

 29 Lieserl Einstein

Lieserl Einstein
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Albert Einstein's Daughter
Birthdate: January 27, 1902
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Novi Sad
Died: September 18, 1903

Lieserl Einstein’s existence came into light almost 30 years after her father Albert Einstein’s death. She was the illegitimate, first-born child of Einstein and his fellow student, and later wife, Mileva Maric. Some believe she died of scarlet fever, while other sources state she was given up for adoption.

 30 Sergej Milinković-Savić

Sergej Milinković-Savić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player - Midfielder
Birthdate: February 27, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lleida, Spain

 31 Lazar Marković

Lazar Marković
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: March 2, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Čačak, Serbia

 32 Stefan Kapicic

Stefan Kapicic
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 1, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany

 33 Marko Jaric

Marko Jaric
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: October 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia

Marko Jaric is a former basketball player who specialized in playing the shooting guard position, thanks to his height of 2.01 m. A popular player in European leagues, Jaric became the first player to win two consecutive Italian League championships with two different teams. He has also won gold medals at FIBA EuroBasket and FIBA World Cup, representing FR Yugoslavia.

 34 Lepa Radić

Lepa Radić
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Activists
Birthdate: December 19, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gašnica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Died: February 8, 1943

 35 Aleksandar Prijović

Aleksandar Prijović
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player - Forward
Birthdate: April 21, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: St. Gallen, Switzerland

 36 Savo Milošević

Savo Milošević
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Former Footballer forward
Birthdate: September 2, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bijeljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina

 37 Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia

Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Human rights activist, Princess
Birthdate: April 7, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia

 38 Ivo Andric

Ivo Andric
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: October 10, 1892
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dolac, Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Died: March 13, 1975

Ivo Andric was a Yugoslav short story writer, poet, and novelist. Andric won the 1961 Nobel Prize in Literature after the Nobel Committee chose him over writers like Robert Frost, E. M. Forster, John Steinbeck, and J. R. R. Tolkien. After receiving the award, Andric's works were translated into several languages as they found an international audience.

 39 Baka Prase

Baka Prase
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Listed In: YouTubers
Famous As: YouTuber, Internet Personality
Birthdate: September 16, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vranje, Serbia

 40 Alen Smailagić

Alen Smailagić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: August 18, 2000
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia

 41 Dragan Stojković

Dragan Stojković
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Serbian footballer
Birthdate: March 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Niš

 42 Mateja Kežman

Mateja Kežman
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: April 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zemun

 43 Stefan Dušan

Stefan Dušan
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: July 26, 1308
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Serbia
Died: December 20, 1355

 44 Aleksandar Katai

Aleksandar Katai
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player - Winger
Birthdate: February 6, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Srbobran, Serbia

 45 Milan Borjan

Milan Borjan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football Goalkeeper
Birthdate: October 23, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Knin, Croatia

 46 Miloš Krasić

Miloš Krasić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: November 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kosovska Mitrovica

 47 Miloš Biković

Miloš Biković
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Famous As: Actor, Producer
Birthdate: January 13, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia

 48 Igor Kokoškov

Igor Kokoškov
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball coach
Birthdate: December 17, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Belgrade, Kingdom of Hungary

 49 Silvana Armenulic

Silvana Armenulic
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 18, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Doboj, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Died: October 10, 1976

 50 Vanja Milinković-Savić

Vanja Milinković-Savić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football goalkeeper
Birthdate: February 20, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ourense, Spain