Serbian

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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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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, 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.

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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, 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.

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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, 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.
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Nikola Jokić
(Basketball player)
Nikola Jokić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 19, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sombor, Serbia
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Boban Marjanović
(Basketball player)
Boban Marjanović
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boljevac, Serbia
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Natasa Stankovic
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Birthdate: March 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Požarevac, Serbia
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Baba Vanga
(Mystic)
Baba Vanga
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 31, 1911
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ustrumca, Salonica Vilayet, Ottoman Empire
Died: November 11, 1996
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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, 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.
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Ana Ivanović
(Tennis player)
Ana Ivanović
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 6, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
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Nemanja Matić
(Football player)
Nemanja Matić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Šabac, Serbia
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Nemanja Vidić
(Football player)
Nemanja Vidić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Užice, Serbia
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Bogdan Bogdanović
(Basketball player)
Bogdan Bogdanović
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
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Darko Miličić
(Basketball player)
Darko Miličić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Novi Sad, Serbia
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Vlade Divac
(Basketball Player)
Vlade Divac
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Birthdate: February 3, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Prijepolje, Serbia, Yugoslavia
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Dusan Tadic
(Football Player)
Dusan Tadic
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Listed In: Sportspersons
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.

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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, Serbia
Died: December 23, 2016
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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, 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.

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Sergej Milinković-Savić
(Football player - Midfielder)
Sergej Milinković-Savić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 27, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lleida, Spain
Peter II of Yugoslavia
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Birthdate: September 6, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Belgrade
Died: November 3, 1970
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Darko Perić
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Birthdate: March 25, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kladovo, Serbia
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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, 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.

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Nemanja Bjelica
(Basketball player)
Nemanja Bjelica
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 9, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
Alexander I of Yugoslavia
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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.

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Emir Kusturica
(Film director who has competed at the Cannes Film Festival on five occasions and won the Palme d'Or twice)
Emir Kusturica
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Birthdate: November 24, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Aleksej Pokuševski
(Basketball player)
Aleksej Pokuševski
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 26, 2001
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Novi Sad, Serbia
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Lieserl Einstein
(Albert Einstein's Daughter)
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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Peja Stojaković
(Basketball player)
Peja Stojaković
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 9, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Požega, Croatia
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Neven Subotic
(Footballer centre-back position)
Neven Subotic
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 10, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Alen Smailagić
(Basketball player)
Alen Smailagić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 18, 2000
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
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Marcus Paige
(Basketball player)
Marcus Paige
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 11, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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Aleksandar Prijović
(Football player - Forward)
Aleksandar Prijović
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 21, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: St. Gallen, Switzerland
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Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia
(Human rights activist, Princess)
Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 7, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
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Lepa Radić
(Activists)
Lepa Radić
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 19, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gašnica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Died: February 8, 1943
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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, 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.

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Baka Prase
(YouTuber, Internet Personality)
Baka Prase
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: September 16, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vranje, Serbia
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Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch
(46th patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church)
Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 22, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bečej, Serbia
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Miloš Biković
(Actor, Producer)
Miloš Biković
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Birthdate: January 13, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
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Mateja Kežman
(Footballer)
Mateja Kežman
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zemun
Peter I of Yugoslavia
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Birthdate: June 29, 1844
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
Died: August 16, 1921
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Vasilije Micić
(Basketball player)
Vasilije Micić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 13, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kraljevo, Serbia
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Stefan Dušan
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Birthdate: July 26, 1308
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Serbia
Died: December 20, 1355
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Jelena Karleuša
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 17, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
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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, Serbia
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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Milan Borjan
(Football Goalkeeper)
Milan Borjan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 23, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Knin, Croatia
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Igor Kokoškov
(Basketball coach)
Igor Kokoškov
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 17, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Belgrade, Kingdom of Hungary
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Lazar Marković
(Football player)
Lazar Marković
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 2, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Čačak, Serbia
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Savo Milošević
(Former Footballer forward)
Savo Milošević
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 2, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bijeljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Vanja Milinković-Savić
(Football goalkeeper)
Vanja Milinković-Savić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 20, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ourense, Spain
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Rade Šerbedžija
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Birthdate: July 27, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bunić, Croatia