Jovan Jovanović Zmaj





Jovan Jovanović Zmaj

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born
in Novi Sad, Serbia
November 24, 1833

died
June 03, 1904

gender
male

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Zmaj was born in Novi Sad, then a city at the southern border of Hungary, on November 24, 1833. His family was an old and noble family. In his earliest childhood he showed a great desire to learn by heart the Serbian national songs which were recited to him, and even as a child he began to compose poems.

His father, who was a highly cultivated and wealthy man, gave him his first education in his native city. After this he went to Budapest, Prague, and Vienna, and in these cities he finished his studies in law. This was the wish of his father, but his own inclinations prompted him to take up the study of medicine. He then returned to his native city, where a prominent official position was offered to him, which he accepted; but so strong were...more


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Ризница песама за децу
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Đulići i Đulići uveoci
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 1899
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Ala je lep ovaj svet
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Pevanija Zmaj-Jovana Jovano...
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Pesme za decu
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Dečak i leptir
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Druga pevanija
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Велика ризница песама
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Pesme
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1975
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Songs of Liberty and Other ...
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