Vuk Stefanovic Karadzic

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Birthday
7, 1787
Birthplace
Trsic, Serbia
Death Date
Feb 7, 1864 (76)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
7, 1787
Birthplace
Trsic, Serbia
Death Date
Feb 7, 1864 (76)

About

Remembered for reforming the Serbian language and collecting dozens of Serbian folk stories and songs, this famous linguist and Serbian dictionary writer published nearly forty works over the course of his six-decade career as a philologist and author.

Before Fame

After working as the scribe of Serbian Minister of the Interior Jakov Nenadović, he studied at the newly-established Belgrade Higher School.

Trivia

One of his few literate family members, Jevta Savić Čotrić, taught him to read and write.

Family Life

He was born in Tršić, the Ottoman Empire (present-day Serbia) to Jegda and Stefan Karadžić. He had two children: Dimitrije (a soldier) and Mina (a writer and artist).

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A contemporary of the German fairy tale writer Jacob Grimm, he influenced Grimm's work by sending him a collection of Serbian folk songs.