Macedonian lexicographer, linguist, and textbook author who founded the Macedonian Literary Society in 1902. He published the first Macedonian-Russian dictionary and also established a publication titled Macedonian Colony.
He worked as a painter in Bulgaria before studying in Belgrade and St. Petersburg.
The publisher of the Macedonian Voice newspaper, he was a key figure in the early 20th-century Macedonian cultural awakening.
His father was killed and his hometown burned during a politically turbulent time. Following these tragedies, Cupovski settled in the Macedonian village of Krusevo with his mother and brothers.
He and Latvian-born author Juris Alunans were both philologists and linguistic experts.