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Novak Djokovic
(One of the Greatest Tennis Player of All Time)
Novak Djokovic
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 22, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Belgrade

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.

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Nikola Tesla
(Inventor, Engineer & Futurist, Who Obtained Over 300 Patents)
Nikola Tesla
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Birthdate: July 10, 1856
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Smiljan
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.

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Monica Seles
(One of the Greatest Tennis Players of All Time)
Monica Seles
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 2, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Novi Sad
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.
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Ana Ivanović
(Retired Serbian Number One Tennis Player in Singles)
Ana Ivanović
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 6, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Belgrade

Retired Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanović is a former world number 1 in singles. By 20, she had already won the French Open. Named one of 30 Legends of Women's Tennis by Time in 2011, she later married German footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger and is now a mother of two.

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Nikola Jokić
(Serbian Basketball Player Who Plays as a Center)
Nikola Jokić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 19, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sombor

Serbian basketball player Nikola Jokić is best known for his association with the NBA team Denver Nuggets. Nicknamed The Joker, he plays as a center. He scripted history as the first center to win the NBA’s MVP Award since Shaquille O’Neal in 2000. He has been named to NBA All-Star 4 times.

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Boban Marjanović
(Serbian Basketball Player)
Boban Marjanović
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boljevac

Boban Marjanović is a Serbian basketball player who plays for the Serbia national basketball team. In 2017, he helped his team win the silver medal at the EuroBasket in Turkey. He also plays in the NBA and is currently a part of the Houston Rockets. Apart from being a basketball player, Boban Marjanović is also an actor.

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Gavrilo Princip
(Assassinator of Archduke Franz Ferdinand)
Gavrilo Princip
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Listed In: Leaders
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
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Mileva Marić
(Serbian Physicist, Mathematician and the First Wife of Albert Einstein)
Mileva Marić
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Listed In: Scientists
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.
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Natasa Stankovic
(Serbian Dancer, Actress, Model Who is Married to Popular Indian Cricketer Hardik Pandya)
Natasa Stankovic
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Birthdate: March 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Požarevac

Natasa Stankovic is a Serbian dancer, actress, and model. Currently based in Mumbai, India, Stankovic is best known for her appearances in popular Indian TV shows such as Nach Baliye and Bigg Boss. Natasa Stankovic has also appeared in several popular Bollywood films like Satyagraha, Fukrey Returns, and Zero. She's also known as the wife of Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya.

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Nemanja Vidić
(Retired Serbian Footballer Best Known for His Stint with Manchester United)
Nemanja Vidić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Užice

Retired Serbian footballer Nemanja Vidić is regarded as one of the most skilled defenders of the game. Starting his senior career with Red Star Belgrade, he later had a successful stint with Manchester United, winning 5 Premier League titles with them, among other honors. He was twice named Serbian Footballer of the Year.

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Bogdan Bogdanović
(Serbian Basketball Shooting Guard)
Bogdan Bogdanović
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Belgrade

Serbian basketball player Bogdan Bogdanović is known for his association with the NBA team Atlanta Hawks. A talented shooting guard, he has previously also played for the Sacramento Kings. The 2-time Serbian Player of the Year has also won an Olympic silver for Serbia and been a World Cup runners-up.

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Darko Miličić
(Retired Serbian Basketball Player Who Became the Youngest NBA Champion)
Darko Miličić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Novi Sad

Retired Serbian basketball player Darko Miličić scripted history as the youngest foreign NBA player and the youngest player to win an NBA Championship, having won the 2004 NBA finals with the Detroit Pistons. He was also part of the U-16 gold-winning Yugoslavian squad at the 2001 European Championship for Cadets.

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Vlade Divac
(Serbian Former Basketball Player Who Played as a Center)
Vlade Divac
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 3, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Prijepolje

Vlade Divac is a Serbian former basketball player and one of only seven players in the history of NBA to record 13,000 points, 3,000 assists, 9,000 rebounds, and 1,500 blocked shots. In 2010, he was made an inductee of the FIBA Hall of Fame. In 2019, Vlade Divac was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Dusan Tadic
(Serbian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward or Attacking Midfielder)
Dusan Tadic
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bačka Topola

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.

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Sergej Milinković-Savić
(Spanish-Born Serbian Football Midfielder)
Sergej Milinković-Savić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 27, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lleida

Spanish-born Serbian footballer Sergej Milinković-Savić currently plays for the Italian club Lazio. A talented midfielder, he is the son of former footballer Nikola Milinković. He was part of the Serbian squad that won the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He has also been named Lazio Player of the Season twice.

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Nemanja Matić
(Serbian Football Defensive Midfielder)
Nemanja Matić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Šabac

Serbian footballer Nemanja Matić is best known as a defensive midfielder the Italian club Roma. Starting his senior career with Kolubara, he later had successful stints with clubs such as Chelsea, Benfica, and Manchester United. He has also been named the Serbian Footballer of the Year twice.

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Rade Šerbedžija
(One of the Best Known Croatian Actors of the 1970s and 1980s)
Rade Šerbedžija
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Birthdate: July 27, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bunić

Rade Šerbedžija is a Croatian actor, musician, and director. One of the best known Croatian actors of the 1970s and 1980s, Šerbedžija has also achieved international fame by appearing in popular films like Mission: Impossible 2, X-Men: First Class, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:Part 1. Rade Šerbedžija is considered one of the finest Croatian actors of his generation.

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Deni Avdija
(Basketball player)
Deni Avdija
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 3, 2001
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Beit Zera

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.

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

Peter II of Yugoslavia reigned as the last king of Yugoslavia from 9 October 1934 until his ousting from power on 29 November 1945. Considered the last reigning king of the Karađorđević dynasty, Peter II of Yugoslavia moved to the USA after his deposition where he suffered from alcoholism and depression.

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Marko Jarić
(Serbian Former Professional Basketball Player)
Marko Jarić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Belgrade

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.

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Nemanja Bjelica
(Serbian Basketball Power Forward)
Nemanja Bjelica
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 9, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Belgrade

Serbian basketball player Nemanja Bjelica plays as a power forward for the Turkish club Fenerbahçe. Starting his senior career with the Austrian club Traiskirchen Lions, he also represented NBA teams such as the Sacramento Kings and the Golden State Warriors, winning the NBA Championship with the latter.

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Peja Stojaković
(Serbian Basketball Executive and Former Player Known for His Association with the Sacramento Kings)
Peja Stojaković
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 9, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Požega

Serbian basketball executive Peja Stojaković had a successful 13-year NBA career and was a star player of the Sacramento Kings, a team with which he spent 8 years. He also won an NBA Championship with the Dallas Mavericks and later served as the assistant general manager for the Sacramento Kings.

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Emir Kusturica
(One of the Most-Distinguished European Filmmakers Since the Mid-1980s)
Emir Kusturica
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Birthdate: November 24, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sarajevo

Emir Kusturica is a Serbian actor, screenwriter, film director, producer, and musician. Counted among the most famous European filmmakers of his generation, Kusturica is renowned for his naturalistic and surreal films. Over the course of his illustrious career, Emir Kusturica has won several prestigious awards including a Silver Bear and two Palme d'Or awards.

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Lieserl Einstein
(Daughter of the Scientist Albert Einstein and the Scientist Mileva Maric)
Lieserl Einstein
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
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.

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Alen Smailagić
(Serbian Basketball Power Forward)
Alen Smailagić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 18, 2000
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Belgrade

Serbian basketball player Alen Smailagić plays for the Serbian team Partizan Belgrade. The power forward scripted history as the youngest player to participate in the NBA G League. He has played for the Santa Cruz Warriors and the Golden State Warriors. He is also known for his 6’ 10” frame.

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Vanja Milinković-Savić
(Serbian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Vanja Milinković-Savić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 20, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ourense
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
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Aleksej Pokuševski
(Serbian Basketball Power Forward/Small Forward)
Aleksej Pokuševski
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 26, 2001
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Novi Sad

Serbian basketball player Aleksej Pokuševski plays for the NBA team Oklahoma City Thunder. A talented power forward/small forward, he began his senior career with the Greek club Olympiacos, before being picked up by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2020 NBA draft. He is the son of a professional basketball player and coach.

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Draža Mihailović
(Yugoslav Serb General During World War II)
Draža Mihailović
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 27, 1893
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ivanjica
Died: July 17, 1946

Serbian military leader Dragoljub Mihailović headed the Yugoslavian underground army known as the Chetniks, during World War II. He had also fought in the Balkan Wars and World War I, but post-World War II, he was convicted of treason and executed by the communist powers of Yugoslavia.

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Peter I of Yugoslavia
(King)
Peter I of Yugoslavia
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Birthdate: June 29, 1844
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Belgrade
Died: August 16, 1921
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Dragan Stojković
(Former Serbian Footballer and Manager)
Dragan Stojković
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Niš

Retired Serbian footballer and current manager Dragan Stojković is also known as Piksi, a nickname he got from a cartoon character he loved watching. The talented midfielder has had successful stints with Red Star Belgrade, Marseille, and Nagoya Grampus Eight. He was also part of the Yugoslavian 1984 Olympic bronze-winning squad.

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Lepa Radić
(Yugoslav Revolutionary)
Lepa Radić
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 19, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gašnica
Died: February 8, 1943

Lepa Radić was a Yugoslav Partisan best remembered for her involvement in the resistance movement opposing the Axis powers during World War II. In 1951, she was posthumously honored with the Order of the People's Hero for her role during the Second World War. Lepa Radić was executed at age 17 for firing at German troops.

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Savo Milošević
(Serbian Football Manager and Former Player Known for His Long Association with Partizan)
Savo Milošević
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 2, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bijeljina

Serbian football manager and former footballer Savo Milošević has played as a forward for clubs such as Aston Villa, Partizan, and Rubin Kazan. As a manager, he led Partizan to win the 2018-19 Serbian Cup. He was also awarded the coveted Golden Boot at the UEFA Euro 2000.

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Srđan Todorović
(Serbian Musician and Actor)
Srđan Todorović
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 28, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Belgrade

Srđan Todorović is a Serbian musician and actor. He has been part of many popular bands like Bezobrazno Zeleno, Radnička Kontrola, Disciplina Kičme, and Ekatarina Velika. Srđan Todorović is also known for playing important roles in films like Three Summer Days, War Live, and We Are Not Angels 2.

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Ivo Andric
(Novelist, Poet & Short Story Writer Who Won the 1961 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Ivo Andric
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 9, 1892
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dolac
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.

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Vesna Vulović
(Flight attendant)
Vesna Vulović
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 3, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Belgrade
Died: December 23, 2016
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Mile Svilar
(Serbian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Mile Svilar
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 27, 1999
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Antwerp
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Vasilije Micić
(Serbian Basketball Point Guard)
Vasilije Micić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 13, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kraljevo

Serbian basketball player Vasilije Micić is associated with the Turkish club Anadolu Efes. The talented point guard has also been a 2-time EuroLeague champion with Anadolu Efes. He has also been part of the Serbian squad that won a silver at the 2017 EuroBasket. He is the brother of renowned snowboarder Nina Micić.

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Stefan Dušan
(Emperor of the Serbian Empire)
Stefan Dušan
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Birthdate: July 26, 1308
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Serbia
Died: December 20, 1355

Stefan Dušan reigned as the King of all Serbian and Maritime Lands from 1331 to 1346. He then reigned as the Emperor of the Serbian Empire from 16 April 1346 until his death on 20 December 1355. Stefan Dušan was counted among the most powerful monarchs of his generation as he had conquered a major part of southeast Europe.

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Miloš Biković
(Serbian Actor Who is Regarded as a Popular Sex Symbol in Eastern Europe)
Miloš Biković
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Birthdate: January 13, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Belgrade

Miloš Biković is a Serbian actor best known for playing prominent roles in popular films like South Wind and Serf. Regarded as a sex symbol in Eastern Europe, Biković is often compared with actors like James Dean and Leonardo DiCaprio for his physical appearance as well as acting style. In 2018, Miloš Biković was honored with the Medal of Pushkin.        

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Darko Perić
(Serbian Actor Best Known for His Portrayal of 'Helsinki' in the Popular Spanish Crime Thriller Series 'Money Heist')
Darko Perić
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Birthdate: March 25, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kladovo

Darko Perić is a Serbian actor best known for his portrayal of Helsinki in the popular Spanish crime thriller series, Money Heist. He was seen in the series from 2017 to 2021, during which he appeared in 41 episodes. In addition to being an actor, Darko Perić also teaches Qigong around the world.

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Miomir Kecmanovic
(Serbian Tennis Player)
Miomir Kecmanovic
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 31, 1999
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Belgrade

Miomir Kecmanovic is a Serbian tennis player who has won one doubles and one singles ATP titles so far. His best Grand Slam result so far has been his advancement to the fourth round at the 2022 Australian Open.

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Gratian
(Roman emperor)
Gratian
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Birthdate: April 18, 0359
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sremska Mitrovica
Died: August 25, 0383
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Tijana Boskovic
(Serbian Volleyball Player Who Is a 2-Time Olympic Medalist and a Former World Champion)
Tijana Boskovic
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 8, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Trebinje

Serbian volleyball player Tijana Boskovic was 15 when she joined the Serbian junior team. Apart from an Olympic silver and bronze, she has also won both the World Championship and the European Championship twice. She has also played for the Turkish club Eczacıbaşı VitrA and the Serbian club ŽOK Partizan Vizura.

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Quintillus
(Roman Emperor in 270 CE Who Died a Few Weeks After Being Proclaimed Emperor)
Quintillus
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Birthdate: 0212 AD
Birthplace: Sirmium
Died: March 31, 0270

Quintillus was a Roman emperor for a brief period of time in 270 AD. He succeeded his brother Emperor Claudius Gothicus after the latter's death in 270. However, Quintillus' claim to the throne was challenged by Aurelian, who eventually succeeded him after a battle.

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Slaviša Jokanović
(Serbian Professional Football Manager and Football Defensive Midfielder)
Slaviša Jokanović
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Novi Sad
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Aleksandar Katai
(Serbian Football Midfielder)
Aleksandar Katai
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 6, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Srbobran

Serbian footballer Aleksandar Katai, who plays for Red Star Belgrade, is a promising midfielder. Starting his senior career with Vojvodina, he later also played for teams such as Olympiacos and Chicago Fire. He has won 3 Serbian SuperLiga titles and 2 Serbian Cups with Red Star.

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Aleksandar Prijović
(Serbian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Aleksandar Prijović
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 21, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: St. Gallen
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Toma Zdravković
(Serbian Pop-Folk Recording Artist, Singer, and Songwriter)
Toma Zdravković
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 20, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Aleksinac
Died: September 30, 1991

Toma Zdravković was a Serbian pop-folk recording artist, singer, and songwriter. Best remembered for his immense contribution to Serbian folk music, Toma Zdravković is credited with writing one of the biggest Yugoslav folk hits of all time, Šta će mi život.

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Dejan Bodiroga
(Retired Serbian Basketball Star and the Chairman of Euroleague Basketball)
Dejan Bodiroga
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 2, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Klek

Retired Serbian basketball player and current executive Dejan Bodiroga chairs Euroleague Basketball. The former sportsperson usually played as a small forward and has had an illustrious career with teams such as Real Madrid and Panathinaikos. He is an Olympic silver medalist and a 2-time FIBA World Cup winner.

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Jelena Janković
(Retired Serbian Tennis Star and Former World Number One Singles Player)
Jelena Janković
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 28, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Belgrade

Retired Serbian tennis player Jelena Janković is a former world number 1 in singles. Apart from Serbian, she has also represented FR Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro. A 4-time Olympian, she was also a runner-up at the 2008 US Open. She also won the 2007 Wimbledon mixed-doubles with Jamie Murray.