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Vuk Stefanovic Karadzic

Vuk Stefanović Karadžić (Вук Стефановић Караџић) (October 26, 1787 - January 26, 1864) was a Serb linguist, reformer of what today is most commonly known as the Serbo-Croatian language, though he himself called it Serbian language.


Vuk Stefanović Karadžić

He was born in the village of Tršić[?], near Loznica[?] in Serbia; his first name "Vuk" means "wolf". Apart from learning to read and write in monastery Tronoša[?] he was self-educated. He took part in Serbian uprisings[?] and left us detailed accounts of them. He reformed Serb language, Serb alphabet by following strict phonetic principle which made it one of the most usable in the world, collected several tomes of folk prose and poetry and created all the works listed below. For his work he received little financial aid, at times living in poverty. He died in Vienna.

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