Famous people on Bosnia-herzegovina's street names


Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla 16 Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist. He is known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.

Petar II Petrović-Njegoš

Petar II Petrović-Njegoš 15 Petar II Petrović-Njegoš, commonly referred to simply as Njegoš (Његош), was a Prince-Bishop (vladika) of Montenegro, poet and philosopher whose works are widely considered some of the most important in Montenegrin and Serbian literature.

Stefan Dušan

Stefan Dušan 13 Stefan Uroš IV Dušan, also known as Dušan the Mighty, was the king of Serbia from 8 September 1331 and tsar and autocrat of the Serbs, Greeks, Albanians and Bulgarians from 16 April 1346 until his death in 1355.


Karađorđe 13 Đorđe Petrović, known by the sobriquet Karađorđe, was a Serbian revolutionary who led the struggle for his country's independence from the Ottoman Empire during the First Serbian Uprising. He held the title of Grand Vožd of Serbia from 15 February 1804 - 21 September 1813.

Petar Kočić

Petar Kočić 13 Petar Kočić was a Bosnian Serb writer, activist and politician. Born in rural northwestern Bosnia in the final days of Ottoman rule, Kočić began writing around the turn of the twentieth century, first poetry and then prose. While a university student, he became politically active and began agitating for agrarian reforms within Bosnia and Herzegovina, which had been occupied by Austria-Hungary following the Ottomans' withdrawal in 1878. Other reforms that Kočić demanded were freedom of the press and freedom of assembly, which were denied under Austria-Hungary.

Lazar of Serbia

Lazar of Serbia 12 Lazar Hrebeljanović was a medieval Serbian ruler who created the largest and most powerful state on the territory of the disintegrated Serbian Empire. Lazar's state, referred to by historians as Moravian Serbia, comprised the basins of the Great Morava, West Morava, and South Morava rivers. Lazar ruled Moravian Serbia from 1373 until his death in 1389. He sought to resurrect the Serbian Empire and place himself at its helm, claiming to be the direct successor of the Nemanjić dynasty, which went extinct in 1371 after ruling over Serbia for two centuries. Lazar's programme had the full support of the Serbian Orthodox Church, but the Serbian nobility did not recognize him as their supreme ruler. He is often referred to as Tsar Lazar Hrebeljanović ; however, he only held the title of prince.

Ivo Andrić

Ivo Andrić 12 Ivo Andrić was a Yugoslav novelist, poet and short story writer who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1961. His writings dealt mainly with life in his native Bosnia under Ottoman rule.

Starina Novak

Starina Novak 12 Starina Novak was a Serb hajduk who distinguished himself in many battles against the Ottoman Empire. He is considered a national hero by both the Serbs and the Romanians.

Uz Maršala Tita

Uz Maršala Tita 11 Uz Maršala Tita is a Yugoslav Partisan anthem about the leader of the country's liberation movement in World War II, Josip Broz Tito, written by Vladimir Nazor and composed by Oskar Danon.

Saint Sava

Saint Sava 11 Saint Sava, known as the Enlightener, was a Serbian prince and Orthodox monk, the first Archbishop of the autocephalous Serbian Church, the founder of Serbian law, and a diplomat. Sava, born as Rastko Nemanjić, was the youngest son of Serbian Grand Prince Stefan Nemanja, and ruled the appanage of Zachlumia briefly in 1190–92. He then left for Mount Athos, where he became a monk with the name Sava (Sabbas). At Athos he established the monastery of Hilandar, which became one of the most important cultural and religious centres of the Serbian people. In 1219 the Patriarchate exiled in Nicea recognized him as the first Serbian Archbishop, and in the same year he authored the oldest known constitution of Serbia, the Zakonopravilo nomocanon, thus securing full religious and political independence. Sava is regarded as the founder of Serbian medieval literature.

Jovan Dučić

Jovan Dučić 11 Jovan Dučić was a Serb poet-diplomat and academic.                                                 

Vuk Karadžić

Vuk Karadžić 11 Vuk Stefanović Karadžić was a Serbian philologist, anthropologist and linguist. He was one of the most important reformers of the modern Serbian language. For his collection and preservation of Serbian folktales, Encyclopædia Britannica labelled Karadžić "the father of Serbian folk-literature scholarship." He was also the author of the first Serbian dictionary in the new reformed language. In addition, he translated the New Testament into the reformed form of the Serbian spelling and language.

Miloš Obilić

Miloš Obilić 10 Miloš Obilić was a legendary Serbian knight who is reputed to have been in the service of Prince Lazar during the Ottoman invasion of Serbia in the late 14th century. He is not mentioned in contemporary sources, but features prominently in later accounts of the 1389 Battle of Kosovo as the assassin of Sultan Murad. Although the assassin remains anonymous in sources until the late 15th century, the dissemination of the story of Murad's assassination in Florentine, Serbian, Ottoman and Greek sources suggests that versions of it circulated widely across the Balkans within half a century of the event.

Tomislav of Croatia

Tomislav of Croatia 10 Tomislav was the first king of Croatia. He became Duke of Croatia c. 910 and was crowned king in 925, reigning until 928. During Tomislav's rule, Croatia forged an alliance with the Byzantine Empire against Bulgaria. Croatia's struggles with the First Bulgarian Empire eventually led to war, which culminated in the decisive Battle of the Bosnian Highlands in 926. In the north, Croatia often clashed with the Principality of Hungary; the state retained its borders and, to some extent, expanded with the disintegrated Lower Pannonia.

Stjepan Radić

Stjepan Radić 9 Stjepan Radić was a Croat politician and founder of the Croatian People's Peasant Party (HPSS), active in Austria-Hungary and the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.

Meša Selimović

Meša Selimović 9 Mehmed "Meša" Selimović was a Yugoslav writer, whose novel Death and the Dervish is one of the most important literary works in post-World War II Yugoslavia. Some of the main themes in his works are the relations between individuality and authority, life and death, and other existential problems.

Aleksa Šantić

Aleksa Šantić 9 Aleksa Šantić ; 27 May 1868 – 2 February 1924) was a Serb poet and writer. Šantić wrote about the urban culture of Herzegovina, the growing national awareness of Herzegovinian Serbs, social injustice, nostalgic love, and the unity of the South Slavs. He was the editor-in-chief of the magazine Zora (1896–1901). Šantić was one of the leading persons of Serbian literary and national movement in Mostar. In 1914 Šantić became a member of the Serbian Royal Academy.

Gavrilo Princip

Gavrilo Princip 9 Gavrilo Princip was a Bosnian Serb student who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir presumptive to the throne of Austria-Hungary, and his wife Sophie, Duchess von Hohenberg, in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914. The killing of the Archduke and his wife set off the July Crisis, a chain of events that within one month led to the outbreak of World War I.

Ban Kulin

Ban Kulin 8 Kulin was the Ban of Bosnia from 1180 to 1204, first as a vassal of the Byzantine Empire and then of the Kingdom of Hungary, although his state was de facto independent. He was one of Bosnia's most prominent and notable historic rulers and had a great effect on the development of early Bosnian history. One of his most noteworthy diplomatic achievements is widely considered to have been the signing of the Charter of Ban Kulin, which encouraged trade and established peaceful relations between Dubrovnik and his realm of Bosnia. His son, Stephen Kulinić succeeded him as Bosnian Ban. Kulin founded the House of Kulinić.

Alija Izetbegović

Alija Izetbegović 8 Alija Izetbegović was a Bosnian politician, Islamic philosopher and author, who in 1992 became the first president of the Presidency of the newly independent Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He later served as the first chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Nikola Pašić

Nikola Pašić 8 Nikola Pašić was a Serbian and Yugoslav politician and diplomat. During his political career, which spanned almost five decades, he served five times as prime minister of Serbia and three times as prime minister of Yugoslavia, leading 22 governments in total. He played an instrumental role in the founding of Yugoslavia and is considered one of the most influential figures in Serbian twentieth-century history. With 12 years in office, Pašić was the longest-serving prime minister of Serbia.

Živojin Mišić

Živojin Mišić 8 Živojin Mišić was a field marshal who participated in all of Serbia's wars from 1876 to 1918. He directly commanded the First Serbian army in the Battle of Kolubara and in breach of the Thessaloniki Front was the Chief of the Supreme Command. He is the most decorated Serbian military officer in history.

Branko Radičević

Branko Radičević 8 Aleksije "Branko" Radičević was a Serbian poet who wrote in the period of Romanticism.             

Radomir Putnik

Radomir Putnik 7 Radomir Putnik was the first Serbian Field Marshal and Chief of the General Staff of the Serbian army in the Balkan Wars and in the First World War. He served in every war in which Serbia fought from 1876 to 1917.

Princess Milica of Serbia

Princess Milica of Serbia 7 Princess Milica Hrebeljanović née Nemanjić also known as Empress (Tsaritsa) Milica, was a royal consort of Serbia by marriage to Prince Lazar who fell in the Battle of Kosovo. After her husband's death, she took the role as queen regent of Serbia from 1389 to 1393, until her son, despot Stefan Lazarević came of age.

Stevan Sinđelić

Stevan Sinđelić 7 Stevan Sinđelić was a Serbian revolutionary commander in Resava, who fought during the First Serbian Uprising (1804–1813) against Ottoman rule. As the commander of the Resava Brigade, he fought in many battles and skirmishes against Ottoman foot-soldiers, including the Battle of Ivankovac in 1805 and the Battle of Deligrad in 1806. He is remembered for his actions during the Battle of Čegar Hill in 1809, in which he and the Resava Brigade found themselves surrounded by the Ottomans. Encircled and without much chance of survival, Sinđelić ignited the gunpowder kegs in the powder cave, creating an enormous explosion that killed him, along with all of the Serbian and Ottoman soldiers in his trench.

Branko Ćopić

Branko Ćopić 7 Branko Ćopić was a Yugoslav writer. He wrote poetry, short stories and novels, and became famous for his stories for children and young adults, often set during World War II in revolutionary Yugoslavia, written with characteristic Ćopić's humor in the form of ridicule, satire and irony.

Stefan Nemanja

Stefan Nemanja 7 Stefan Nemanja was the Grand Prince of the Serbian Grand Principality from 1166 to 1196. A member of the Vukanović dynasty, Nemanja founded the Nemanjić dynasty, and is remembered for his contributions to Serbian culture and history, founding what would evolve into the Serbian Empire, as well as the national church. According to the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Nemanja is also among the most remarkable Serbs for his literary contributions and altruistic attributes.

Jovan Jovanović Zmaj

Jovan Jovanović Zmaj 7 Jovan Jovanović Zmaj was a Serbian poet.                                                           

Filip Višnjić

Filip Višnjić 7 Filip Višnjić was a Serbian epic poet and guslar. His repertoire included 13 original epic poems chronicling the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire and four reinterpreted epics from different periods of history of Serbia.

Peter I of Serbia

Peter I of Serbia 6 Peter I was King of Serbia from 15 June 1903 to 1 December 1918. On 1 December 1918, he became King of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, and he held that title until his death three years later. Since he was the king of Serbia during a period of great Serbian military success, he was remembered by Serbians as King Peter the Liberator and also as the Old King.

Mihajlo Pupin

Mihajlo Pupin 6 Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin, also known as Michael Pupin, was a Serbian physicist, physical chemist and philanthropist based in the United States.

Vasa Pelagić

Vasa Pelagić 6 Vasilije "Vasa" Pelagić was a Bosnian Serb writer, physician, educator, clergyman, nationalist and a proponent of utopian socialism among the Serbs in the second half of the nineteenth century. Today he is considered one of the first theoreticians of physical education in the Balkans. He is also remembered as a revolutionary democrat and one of the leaders of the national liberation and socialist movement in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Đura Jakšić

Đura Jakšić 6 Georgije "Đura" Jakšić was a Serbian poet, painter, writer, dramatist and bohemian.                 

Roger Joseph Boscovich

Roger Joseph Boscovich 5 Roger Joseph Boscovich was a physicist, astronomer, mathematician, philosopher, diplomat, poet, theologian, Jesuit priest, and a polymath from the Republic of Ragusa. He studied and lived in Italy and France where he also published many of his works.

Tvrtko I of Bosnia

Tvrtko I of Bosnia 5 Stephen Tvrtko I was the first king of Bosnia. A member of the House of Kotromanić, he succeeded his uncle Stephen II as the ban of Bosnia in 1353. As he was a minor at the time, Tvrtko's father, Vladislav, briefly ruled as regent, followed by Tvrtko's mother, Jelena. Early in his personal rule, Tvrtko quarrelled with his country's Roman Catholic clergy but later enjoyed cordial relations with all the religious communities in his realm. After initial difficulties – the loss of large parts of Bosnia to his overlord, King Louis I of Hungary, and being briefly deposed by his magnates – Tvrtko's power grew considerably. He conquered some remnants of the neighbouring Serbian Empire in 1373, after the death of its last ruler and his distant relative, Uroš the Weak. In 1377, he had himself crowned king of Bosnia and Serbia, claiming to be the heir of Serbia's extinct Nemanjić dynasty.

Catherine of Bosnia

Catherine of Bosnia 5 Catherine of Bosnia was Queen of Bosnia as the wife of King Thomas, the penultimate Bosnian sovereign. She was born into the powerful House of Kosača, staunch supporters of the Bosnian Church. Her marriage in 1446 was arranged to bring peace between the King and her father, Stjepan Vukčić. The queenship of Catherine, who at that point converted to Roman Catholicism, was marked with an energetic construction of churches throughout the country.

Musa Ćazim Ćatić

Musa Ćazim Ćatić 5 Musa Ćazim Ćatić was a Bosnian poet of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian Renaissance at the turn of the 20th century.

Desanka Maksimović

Desanka Maksimović 5 Desanka Maksimović was a Serbian poet, writer and translator. Her first works were published in the literary journal Misao in 1920, while she was studying at the University of Belgrade. Within a few years, her poems appeared in the Serbian Literary Herald, Belgrade's most influential literary publication. In 1925, Maksimović earned a French Government scholarship for a year's study at the University of Paris. Upon her return, she was appointed a professor at Belgrade's elite First High School for Girls, a position she would hold continuously until World War II.

Miloš Crnjanski

Miloš Crnjanski 5 Miloš Crnjanski was a Serbian writer and poet of the expressionist wing of Serbian modernism, author, and a diplomat.

Jugović brothers

Jugović brothers 4 The Jugovic brothers, or Nine Jugović, commonly known as the Jugovići, the nine sons of Jug Bogdan, are popular mythological characters of Serbian epic poetry. In poems, the Jugović brothers and their blood brother Miloš Obilić fight to their death in the Battle of Kosovo (1389), dying as heroes. This is based on mythology, in which Miloš Obilić and other knights lost their life "in glory as martyrs". One of the earliest accounts of the battle was the Florentine chancellor Coluccio Salutati who described twelve Christian noblemen who broke through the Ottomans, one of whom killed the Sultan.

Branislav Nušić

Branislav Nušić 4 Branislav Nušić was a Serbian playwright, satirist, essayist, novelist and founder of modern rhetoric in Serbia. He also worked as a journalist and a civil servant.

Jovan Cvijić

Jovan Cvijić 4 Jovan Cvijić was a Serbian geographer and ethnologist, president of the Serbian Royal Academy of Sciences and rector of the University of Belgrade. Cvijić is considered the founder of geography in Serbia. He began his scientific career as a geographer and geologist, and continued his activity as a human geographer and sociologist.

Jovan Rašković

Jovan Rašković 4 Jovan Rašković was a Croatian Serb psychiatrist, academic and politician.                           

Nadežda Petrović

Nadežda Petrović 4 Nadežda Petrović was a Serbian painter and one of the women war photography pioneers in the region. Considered Serbia's most famous expressionist and fauvist, she was the most important Serbian female painter of the period. Born in the town of Čačak, Petrović moved to Belgrade in her youth and attended the women's school of higher education there. Graduating in 1891, she taught there for a period beginning in 1893 before moving to Munich to study with Slovenian artist Anton Ažbe. Between 1901 and 1912, she exhibited her work in many cities throughout Europe.

Vratko Nemanjić

Vratko Nemanjić 3 Vratko Nemanjić was a Serbian noble, father of Prince Lazar's spouse Milica. Serbian epic poetry identifies him with Jug Bogdan or Ljutica Bogdan, a mythical hero in the Battle of Kosovo.

Safvet-beg Bašagić

Safvet-beg Bašagić 3 Dr. Safvet-beg Bašagić, also known as Mirza Safvet, was a Bosnian writer who is often described by Bosniak historians as the "father of Bosnian Renaissance", and one of the most renowned poets of Bosnia and Herzegovina at the turn of the 20th century. Bašagić co-founded the political journal Behar and was a founder of the cultural society and magazine Gajret, and was elected President of the Bosnian council in 1910. He is also well known for his oeuvre which exceeds seven hundred biographies he compiled over decades.

Ilija Garašanin

Ilija Garašanin 3 Ilija Garašanin was a Serbian statesman who served as the prime minister of Serbia between 1852 and 1853 and again from 1861 to 1867.

Grgo Martić

Grgo Martić 3 Grgo Martić, also known as Grga or Mato Martić, was a Bosnian friar, writer, and translator in the Franciscan Province of Bosna Srebrena.

Miroslav Krleža

Miroslav Krleža 3 Miroslav Krleža was a Yugoslav and Croatian writer who is widely considered to be the greatest Croatian writer of the 20th century. He wrote notable works in all the literary genres, including poetry, theater, short stories, novels, and an intimate diary. His works often include themes of bourgeois hypocrisy and conformism in Austria-Hungary and the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. Krleža wrote numerous essays on problems of art, history, politics, literature, philosophy, and military strategy, and was known as one of the great polemicists of the century. His style combines visionary poetic language and sarcasm.

Jovan Bijelić

Jovan Bijelić 3 Jovan Bijelić (Serbian Cyrillic: Јован Бијелић was a painter and academic. Bijelić is one of the most important representatives of color expressionism in Yugoslavia.

Alexander I of Yugoslavia

Alexander I of Yugoslavia 3 Alexander I, also known as Alexander the Unifier, was King of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes from 16 August 1921 to 3 October 1929 and King of Yugoslavia from 3 October 1929 until his assassination in 1934. His reign of 13 years is the longest of the three monarchs of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

Mladen Stojanović

Mladen Stojanović 3 Mladen Stojanović was a Bosnian Serb and Yugoslav physician who led a detachment of Partisans on and around Mount Kozara in northwestern Bosnia during World War II in Yugoslavia. He was posthumously bestowed the Order of the People's Hero.

Diva Grabovčeva

Diva Grabovčeva 3 Diva Grabovčeva is a legendary figure in the folklore of Bosnian Catholic people, portrayed as a virgin martyr.

Tin Ujević

Tin Ujević 3 Augustin Josip "Tin" Ujević was a Croatian poet, considered by many to be the greatest poet in 20th century Croatian literature.

Cabinet of Karađorđe Petrović

Cabinet of Karađorđe Petrović 3 The cabinet of Đorđe Petrović, more commonly known as Karađorđe, was formed on 11 January 1811. It held office until 3 October 1813, when Karađorđe fled to the Austrian Empire after the defeat of Revolutionary Serbia in the First Serbian Uprising. The next government was the Ministerial Deliberation, which was formed in 1834.

Mak Dizdar

Mak Dizdar 3 Mehmedalija "Mak" Dizdar was a Bosnian poet. His poetry combined influences from the Bosnian Christian culture, Islamic mysticism and cultural remains of medieval Bosnia, and especially the stećci.

Strahinja Banović

Strahinja Banović 3 Strahinja Banović or Strahinjić Ban is the name of the nobleman and knight depicted in the Serbian epic poem of the same title. It is unsure whether or not he existed; however, some historians believe he was in fact Đurađ II Stracimirović Balšić of Zeta, whose grandfather-in-law was Jug Bogdan.

Isidora Sekulić

Isidora Sekulić 3 Isidora Sekulić was a Serbian writer, novelist, essayist, polyglot and art critic. She was "the first woman academic in the history of Serbia" after she joined the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in 1950.

Pavle, Serbian Patriarch

Pavle, Serbian Patriarch 3 Pavle was the patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church from 1990 to his death. His full title was His Holiness the Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci, and Serbian Patriarch Pavle. Before his death, he was the oldest living leader of an Eastern Orthodox church. Because of poor health, he spent his last years in the Military Medical Academy in Belgrade, while his duties were carried out by Metropolitan Amfilohije.

Dositej Obradović

Dositej Obradović 3 Dositej Obradović was a Serbian writer, biographer, diarist, philosopher, pedagogue, educational reformer, linguist, polyglot and the first minister of education of Serbia. An influential protagonist of the Serbian national and cultural renaissance, he advocated Enlightenment and rationalist ideas, while remaining a Serbian patriot and an adherent of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

Đuro Daničić

Đuro Daničić 2 Đuro Daničić, born Đorđe Popović and also known as Đura Daničić, was a Serbian philologist, translator, linguistic historian and lexicographer. He was a prolific scholar at the Belgrade Lyceum.

Džemal Bijedić

Džemal Bijedić 2 Džemal Bijedić was a Bosnian and Yugoslav politician who served as Prime Minister of Yugoslavia from July 1971 until his death in a plane crash in January 1977. He additionally served as Secretary of the Interior from July to December 1971. Bijedić was also President of the People's Assembly of SR Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1967 to 1971.

Ivan Goran Kovačić

Ivan Goran Kovačić 2 Ivan Goran Kovačić was a Croatian poet and writer.                                                 

Skender Kulenović

Skender Kulenović 2 Skender Kulenović was a Bosnian poet, novelist and dramatist.                                       

Josif Pančić

Josif Pančić 2 Josif Pančić was a Serbian botanist, a doctor of medicine, a lecturer at the Great School, and the first president of the Serbian Royal Academy. He extensively documented the flora of Serbia, and is credited with having classified many species of plants which were unknown to the botanical community at that time. Pančić is credited with discovering the Serbian spruce. He is regarded as the father of Serbian botany.

Sava Kovačević

Sava Kovačević 2 Sava Kovačević was a Yugoslav Partisan divisional commander during World War II, and one of the heroes of the communist Partisan movement.

Mijat Tomić

Mijat Tomić 2 Mijat Tomić was a hajduk who led brigands which fought against Ottoman Empire rule in present-day Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Demetrius Zvonimir

Demetrius Zvonimir 2 Demetrius Zvonimir was a King of Croatia and Dalmatia from 1075 or 1076 until his death in 1089. Zvonimir also served as Ban of Croatia (1064–1074), and was named Duke of Croatia in around 1075. His native name was Zvonimir, but adopted the forename Demetrius at his coronation.

Stephen Tomašević of Bosnia

Stephen Tomašević of Bosnia 2 Stephen Tomašević or Stephen II was the last sovereign from the Bosnian Kotromanić dynasty, reigning as Despot of Serbia briefly in 1459 and as King of Bosnia from 1461 until 1463.

Hamdija Kreševljaković

Hamdija Kreševljaković 2 Hamdija Kreševljaković was a Bosnian and Yugoslav historian.                                       

Džemaludin Čaušević

Džemaludin Čaušević 2 Mehmed Džemaludin Effendi Čaušević was a Bosnian Muslim theologian, thinker, educator, reformer, journalist, translator and linguist, the fourth Grand Mufti (Reis-ul-Ulema) in the period of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. He was one of the most significant and influential Bosnian Muslim personalities of the 20th century.

Mate Boban

Mate Boban 2 Mate Boban was a Bosnian Croat politician and one of the founders of the Croatian Republic of Herzeg-Bosnia, an unrecognized entity within Bosnia and Herzegovina. He was the first president of Herzeg-Bosnia from 1991 until 1994. From 1992 to 1994, Boban was the President of the Croatian Democratic Union. He died in 1997 due to a stroke.

Aloysius Stepinac

Aloysius Stepinac 2 Aloysius Viktor Stepinac was a high-ranking Yugoslav Croat prelate of the Catholic Church. Made a cardinal in 1953, Stepinac served as Archbishop of Zagreb from 1937 until his death, a period which included the fascist rule of the genocidal Ustaše regime with the support of the Axis powers from 1941 to 1945 during World War II.

Симо Шолаја

Симо Шолаја 2 Симела Симо Шолаја, учесник Народноослободилачке борбе и народни херој Југославије.                 

Sava Mrkalj

Sava Mrkalj 2 Sava Mrkalj was a Serb linguist, grammarian, philologist, and poet known for his attempt to reform the Serbian language before Vuk Karadžić.

Josip Jelačić

Josip Jelačić 2 Count Josip Jelačić von Bužim was a Croatian lieutenant field marshal in the Imperial Austrian Army and politician. He was the Ban of Croatia between 23 March 1848 and 19 April 1859. He was a member of the House of Jelačić and a noted army general, remembered for his military campaigns during the Revolutions of 1848 and for his abolition of serfdom in Croatia.

Marko Marulić

Marko Marulić 2 Marko Marulić Splićanin, was a Croatian poet, lawyer, judge, and Renaissance humanist who coined the term "psychology". He is the national poet of Croatia. According to George J. Gutsche, Marulic's epic poem Judita "is the first long poem in Croatian", and "gives Marulić a position in his own literature comparable to Dante in Italian literature." Furthermore, Marulić's Latin poetry is of such high quality that his contemporaries dubbed him "The Christian Virgil."

Mula Mustafa Bašeskija

Mula Mustafa Bašeskija 2 Mula Mustafa Bašeskija was a Bosnian chronicler, diarist, poet, calligrapher and retired Janissary in the Ottoman Empire. He chronicled the history and events in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Herzegovina and in the Ottoman Empire during his lifetime and is considered an important figure in the history of Sarajevo for preserving information that would have otherwise been forgotten.

Didak Buntić

Didak Buntić 2 Didak Buntić was a Franciscan friar and educator from Bosnia and Herzegovina.                       

Sima Milutinović Sarajlija

Sima Milutinović Sarajlija 2 Simeon "Sima" Milutinović "Sarajlija" was a poet, hajduk, translator, historian and adventurer. Literary critic Jovan Skerlić dubbed him the first Serbian romantist.

Ljudevit Gaj

Ljudevit Gaj 2 Ljudevit Gaj was a Croatian linguist, politician, journalist and writer. He was one of the central figures of the pan-Slavist Illyrian movement.

Husein Gradaščević

Husein Gradaščević 2 Husein Gradaščević (Husein-kapetan) was an Ottoman Bosnian military commander who led an uprising against the Tanzimat, modernising political reforms in the Ottoman Empire. Born into a Bosnian noble family, Gradaščević became the captain of Gradačac in the early 1820s, succeeding his relatives in the position. He grew up surrounded by a political climate of turmoil in the western reaches of the Ottoman Empire. With the Russo-Turkish war (1828–29), Gradaščević's importance rose; the Bosnian governor gave him the task of mobilizing an army between the Drina and Vrbas.

Stepa Stepanović

Stepa Stepanović 2 Stepan "Stepa" Stepanović was a Serbian military commander who fought in the Serbo-Turkish War, the Serbo-Bulgarian War, the First Balkan War, the Second Balkan War and World War I. Having joined the Serbian military in 1874, he fought against the forces of the Ottoman Empire in 1876. Over the following years, he climbed up the ranks of the Serbian Army and fought against Bulgarian forces in 1885. He eventually became the Serbian Minister of War in April 1908 and was responsible for instituting changes in the Serbian Army.

Milutin Milanković

Milutin Milanković 2 Milutin Milanković was a Serbian mathematician, astronomer, climatologist, geophysicist, civil engineer and popularizer of science.

Vladimir Nazor

Vladimir Nazor 2 Vladimir Nazor was a Croatian poet and politician. During and after World War II in Yugoslavia, he served as the first President of the Presidium of the Croatian Parliament, and first Speaker of the Croatian Parliament.

Ivo Lola Ribar

Ivo Lola Ribar 2 Ivan Ribar, known as Ivo Lola or Ivo Lolo, was a Yugoslav communist politician and military leader of Croatian descent. In the 1930s, he became one of the closest associates of Josip Broz Tito, leader of the Yugoslav Communist Party. In 1936, Ribar became secretary of the Central Committee of SKOJ. During World War II in Yugoslavia, Ribar was among the main leaders of the Yugoslav Partisans and was a member of the Partisan Supreme Headquarters. During the war, he founded and ran several leftist youth magazines. In 1942, Ribar was among the founders of the Unified League of Anti-Fascist Youth of Yugoslavia (USAOJ). He was killed by a German bomb in 1943 near Glamoč while boarding an airplane for Cairo, where he was to become the first representative of Communist Yugoslavia to the Middle East Command.

Nedim Filipović

Nedim Filipović 2 Nedim Filipović bio je jugoslavenski i bosanskohercegovački naučnik, intelektualac, orijentalista, filolog, turkolog, historičar-osmanista, redovni profesor na Filozofskom fakultetu u Sarajevu. Dobitnik najvećih društvenih priznanja. Redovni član Akademije nauka i umjetnosti Bosne i Hercegovine (ANUBiH).

Himzo Polovina

Himzo Polovina 2 Himzo Polovina was a Bosnian singer and songwriter, and one of the most famous and widely revered folk and sevdalinka artists in the region. In addition, Dr. Himzo Polovina was a neuropsychiatrist by profession. His approach contributed to sevdalinka promotion as well as its recognition as authentic music heritage of the Bosniaks.

Cyril and Methodius

Cyril and Methodius 2 Cyril and Methodius (815–885) were brothers, Byzantine Christian theologians and missionaries. For their work evangelizing the Slavs, they are known as the "Apostles to the Slavs".

Hrvoje Vukčić Hrvatinić

Hrvoje Vukčić Hrvatinić 2 Hrvoje Vukčić Hrvatinić was a medieval Bosnian nobleman and magnate, Grand Duke of Bosnia, Knez of Donji Kraji, and Duke of Split. He was the most prominent member of the Hrvatinić noble family, and one of the major feudal lords in Kingdom of Bosnia. He was Grand Duke of Bosnia under three Bosnian kings: King Tvrtko I, King Stephen Dabiša and King Stephen Ostoja. In 1403 Ladislaus of Naples named him his deputy for Dalmatia, and bestowed him with a title Duke of Split, later Herzog of Split. He played a crucial role in the dynastic struggles between the Anjou and Luxembourg claimants to the Hungarian-Croatian throne at the end of the 14th century, as well as in the emergence of the Bosnian Kingdom as a regional power during the same period.

Momo Kapor

Momo Kapor 2 Momčilo "Momo" Kapor was a Serbian novelist and painter.                                           

Hasan Kikić

Hasan Kikić 2 Hasan Kikić was a Bosnian literate and poet.                                                       

Branimir of Croatia

Branimir of Croatia 2 Branimir was a ruler of Duchy of Croatia who reigned as duke from 879 to c. 892. His country received papal recognition as a state from Pope John VIII on 7 June 879. During his reign, Croatia retained its sovereignty from both Carolingian and Byzantine rule and became de jure independent. His rule marks the first real peak of early medieval Croatia. It was characterized by establishing closer relations with the Holy See, ecclestical re-organization in the former Roman province of Dalmatia, Christianization, and (re)construction of churches. Branimir is mentioned, for the period, in many reliable primary and secondary written and ephigraphic sources.

Prince Marko

Prince Marko 2 Marko Mrnjavčević was the de jure Serbian king from 1371 to 1395, while he was the de facto ruler of territory in western Macedonia centered on the town of Prilep. He is known as Prince Marko and King Marko in South Slavic oral tradition, in which he has become a major character during the period of Ottoman rule over the Balkans. Marko's father, King Vukašin, was co-ruler with Serbian Tsar Stefan Uroš V, whose reign was characterised by weakening central authority and the gradual disintegration of the Serbian Empire. Vukašin's holdings included lands in north-western Macedonia and Kosovo. In 1370 or 1371, he crowned Marko "young king"; this title included the possibility that Marko would succeed the childless Uroš on the Serbian throne.

Petar Mandić

Petar Mandić 2 Petar Mandić, (1927–1999), pedagog i psiholog, član ANU BiH, član ANURS.                           

Milan Tepić

Milan Tepić 2 Milan Tepić was a major in the Yugoslav People's Army during the Croatian War of Independence.     

Svetozar Ćorović

Svetozar Ćorović 2 Svetozar Ćorović was a Serbian novelist from Bosnia and Herzegovina. In his books, he often wrote of life in Herzegovina and, more specifically, the city of Mostar. His brother was Vladimir Ćorović, a distinguished Serbian historian who was killed in 1941 during World War II in Greece.

Зоран Боровина

Зоран Боровина 2 Зоран Боровина био је пуковник Војске Републике Српске.                                             

Hajduk Veljko

Hajduk Veljko 2 Veljko Petrović, known simply as Hajduk Veljko, was one of the vojvodas of the Serbian Revolutionary forces in the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire, in charge of the Negotin area. He was one of the most prominent leaders of the uprising.

Илија Бирчанин (пуковник)

Илија Бирчанин (пуковник) 2 Илија Бирчанин био је српски и југословенски лекар, хирург, санитетски пуковник Југословенске војске и носилац Ордена Светог Саве. За време Другог светског рата је био припадник Српске државне страже.

Miloš Obrenović, Prince of Serbia

Miloš Obrenović, Prince of Serbia 2 Miloš Obrenović born Miloš Teodorović, also known as Miloš the Great was the Prince of Serbia twice, from 1815 to 1839, and from 1858 to 1860. He was an eminent figure of the First Serbian uprising, the leader of the Second Serbian uprising, and the founder of the House of Obrenović. Under his rule, Serbia became an autonomous principality within the Ottoman Empire. Prince Miloš was an autocrat, consistently refusing to decentralize power, which gave rise to a strong internal opposition. Despite his humble background, he eventually became the most affluent man in Serbia and one of the wealthiest in the Balkan peninsula, possessing estates in Vienna, Serbia and Wallachia. During his rule, Miloš bought a certain number of estates and ships from the Ottomans and was also a prominent trader.

Stefan Lazarević

Stefan Lazarević 2 Stefan Lazarević, also known as Stefan the Tall, was a Serbian ruler as prince (1389–1402) and despot (1402–1427). He was also a diplomat, legislator, ktetor, patron of the arts, poet and one of the founding members of the Order of the Dragon. The son of Prince Lazar Hrebeljanović, he was regarded as one of the finest knights and military leaders of his time. After the death of his father at Kosovo (1389), he became ruler of Moravian Serbia and ruled with his mother Milica, until he reached adulthood in 1393. Stefan led troops in several battles as an Ottoman vassal, until asserting independence after receiving the title of despot from the Byzantines in 1402.

Basil of Ostrog

Basil of Ostrog 2 Basil of Ostrog, also known as Vasilije, was a Serbian Orthodox bishop of Zahumlje who is venerated as a saint in the Eastern Orthodox Church.

Dobrica Ćosić

Dobrica Ćosić 2 Dobrica Ćosić was a Yugoslav and Serbian politician, writer, and political theorist.               

Radoje Domanović

Radoje Domanović 2 Radoje Domanović was a Serbian journalist, writer and teacher, most famous for his satirical short stories. His adult years were a constant fight against tuberculosis. This circumstance of his life, and the affection which he inspired in all who knew him, created an aura of romanticism and sentimentality which stand in contrast to his literary accomplishments as a satirist and a powerful critic of the contemporary Serbian society.

Вид Њежић

Вид Њежић 2 Вид Њежић био је обућарски радник, учесник Народноослободилачке борбе и народни херој Југославије. 

Hazim Šabanović

Hazim Šabanović 2 Hazim Šabanović was a Bosniak and Yugoslav historian, orientalist, and Ottomanist. He was Scientific advisor of the Oriental Institute in Sarajevo. He died in Istanbul, where he was searching for new data in libraries and archives for what would become a seminal work, the Literature of Bosnian Muslims in Oriental Languages, published posthumously in 1973. The mixed high school center in Visoko bears his name.

August Šenoa

August Šenoa 2 August Ivan Nepomuk Eduard Šenoa was a Croatian novelist, playwright, poet, and editor. Born to an ethnic German and Slovak family, Šenoa became a key figure in the development of an independent literary tradition in Croatian and shaping the emergence of the urban Croatian identity of Zagreb and its surroundings at a time when Austrian control was weaning. He was a literary transitional figure, who helped bring Croatian literature from Romanticism to Realism and introduced the historical novel to Croatia. He wrote more than ten novels, among which the most notable are: Zlatarovo zlato, Čuvaj se senjske ruke, Seljačka buna, and Diogenes (1878).

Đoko Mazalić

Đoko Mazalić 2 Đoko Mazalić bio je bosanskohercegovački slikar srpskog podrijetla. Jedan je od slikara iz prve generacije umjetnika koji su pohađali umjetničke škole, uključujući i Gabrijela Jurkića, Petra Tiješića, Karla Mijića, Špiru Bocarića, Petra Šaina, Romana Petrovića i Lazara Drljaču.

Nikola IV Zrinski

Nikola IV Zrinski 2 Nikola IV Zrinski or Miklós IV Zrínyi, also commonly known as Nikola Šubić Zrinski, was a Croatian nobleman and general, Ban of Croatia from 1542 until 1556, royal master of the treasury from 1557 until 1566, and a descendant of the Croatian noble families Zrinski and Kurjaković. During his lifetime the Zrinski family became the most powerful noble family in the Kingdom of Croatia.

Izet Nanić

Izet Nanić 2 Izet Nanić was a Bosnian Army brigade commander during the Bosnian War of Independence in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Vojislav Ilić

Vojislav Ilić 2 Vojislav Ilić was a Serbian poet, known for his finely chiseled verse. His poetry exemplifies a classic example of modern Serbian language and features the standard Decadent motifs of the epoch: cruel nature, and the times of Elagabalus.

Milovan Glišić

Milovan Glišić 2 Milovan Glišić was a Serbian writer, dramatist, translator, and literary theorist. He is sometimes referred to as the Serbian Gogol.
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