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 Rita Ora

Rita Ora.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pristina, SFR Yugoslavia

Rita Ora is a popular singer and actress who became the first British female solo artist to release 13 top ten songs in the UK. Also a well-known philanthropist, Rita Ora was appointed as one of the ambassadors for UNICEF UK in 2019. She performs quite frequently in charity concerts and supports several charity organizations.

 3 Luka Modrić

Luka Modrić.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: September 9, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zadar, Croatia
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modrić has won 17 big trophies for his club. He had a difficult childhood, growing up amid the Croatian War of Independence. He has played for Tottenham Hotspur, and in 2018, he led Croatia to their first football World Cup final and won the Golden Ball.

 4 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.

 5 Sasha Alexander

Sasha Alexander.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 17, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Active in Hollywood for over two decades, actress Sasha Alexander began her career in theater. Soon, she moved on to TV and appeared in a few shows before gaining popularity. She has also acted in many short films and feature films and is the winner of one People's Choice Award. One interesting fact about her is that she is multilingual.

 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

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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
Birthdate: December 19, 1875
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Titel
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 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

 13 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

 14 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

 15 Bojana Novakovic

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

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.

 16 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

 17 Sergei Polunin

Sergei Polunin
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Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Ballet Dancer
Birthdate: November 20, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kherson, Ukraine

Sergei Polunin is a Soviet-born ballet dancer, model, and actor. He is of mixed ethnicity, but has "always regarded himself as Russian". He started training in gymnastics at the age of four and then switched to ballet. At 19, he became the Royal Ballet's youngest ever principal dancer. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Prix de Lausanne. 

 18 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.

 19 Vlade Divac

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

 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 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

 22 Stefan Kapicic

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

 23 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.

 24 Deni Avdija

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

 25 Darko Perić

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

 26 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

 27 Ante Pavelić

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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: July 14, 1889
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Konjic
Died: December 28, 1959

 28 Lazar Marković

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

 29 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

 30 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

 31 Ana Brnabić

Ana Brnabić
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 28, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia

 32 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.

 33 Miloš Teodosić

Miloš Teodosić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: March 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Valjevo, Serbia

 34 Jelena Janković

Jelena Janković
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: February 28, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia

 35 Emir Kusturica

Emir Kusturica
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Famous As: Actor, Film producer, Film director, Screenwriter, Musician, Guitarist
Birthdate: November 24, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sarajevo

 36 Goran Bregović

Goran Bregović.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 22, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sarajevo

Goran Bregović is a recording artist who achieved prominence as the lead guitarist of the popular rock band, Bijelo Dugme. One of the most popular composers and modern musicians from the Balkans, Goran Bregović is also one of the few Yugoslav musicians to have performed at international venues like the Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall, and L'Olympia.

 37 Valon Behrami

Valon Behrami
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: April 19, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mitrovica, Yugoslavia

 38 Robert Prosinečki

Robert Prosinečki
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: January 12, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Villingen-Schwenningen

 39 Neven Subotic

Neven Subotic
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: December 10, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Banja Luka

 40 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

 41 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

 42 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

 43 Steve Bacic

Steve Bacic
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Listed In: Actors
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 13, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lisicic, Croatia

 44 Jelena Dokić

Jelena Dokić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Belgrade

 45 Mateja Kežman

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

 46 Marcus Paige

Marcus Paige
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: September 11, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States

 47 Ceca

Ceca
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Zitoradja, Serbia

 48 Jelena Karleuša

Jelena Karleuša
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 17, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia

 49 Peter I of Yugoslavia

Peter I of Yugoslavia
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: June 29, 1844
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
Died: August 16, 1921

 50 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