Aleksa Santic

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Birthday
27, 1868
Death Date
Feb 2, 1924 (55)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
27, 1868
Death Date
Feb 2, 1924 (55)

About

Bosnian-Serbian poet, writer, songwriter, and translator who wrote nearly 800 poems (collected in six volumes) and seven plays. Also an editor, he headed a literary review called Zora during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Before Fame

He was ten years old when his hometown of Mostar, Bosnya Villayet (then part of the Ottoman Empire) was occupied by Austria-Hungary.

Trivia

Following his 1924 death, a village in Serbia was re-named Aleksa Santic in his honor.

Family Life

His parents, Mara and Risto Santic, had four other children. Tragically, one of Santic's sisters died as an infant.

Associated With

Santic, like Russian playwright Anton Chekhov and many other literary and artistic figures of the era, suffered from tuberculosis.