Vuk Stefanovic Karadic, by Petar Ubavkic

Vuk Stefanovic Karadzic

Language and writing system reformer

Born: Trsic, near Loznica, Turkish Empire; October 29 (or November 6, new calendar), 1787

Died: Vienna, Austria, 1864

One of the most important figures in Serbian cultural history. He has worked on collecting and popularizing folk epics, lyrics, proverbs, and short-stories; ethnographic studies; lexicography; language reform; and particularly writing system reform.

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