WRITER

Vuk Karadžić

1787 - 1864

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Vuk Stefanović Karadžić (Serbian Cyrillic: Вук Стефановић Караџић, pronounced [ʋûːk stefǎːnoʋitɕ kâradʒitɕ]; 7 November 1787 – 7 February 1864) was a Serbian philologist and linguist. He was one of the most important reformers of the modern Serbian language. For his collection and preservation of Serbian folktales, Encyclopædia Britannica labelled him "the father of Serbian folk-literature scholarship." He was also the author of the first Serbian dictionary in the new reformed language. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vuk Karadžić has received more than 213,383 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Vuk Karadžić is the 590th most popular writer (down from 409th in 2019), the 27th most popular biography from Serbia (down from 17th in 2019) and the most popular Serbian Writer.

Vuk Karadžić is best known for his dictionary and grammar books.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Vuk Karadžić ranks 590 out of 5,794Before him are Oliver Sacks, Denis of Portugal, Eugene O'Neill, Aulus Gellius, Demetrius Vikelas, and Alexander Herzen. After him are Mihai Eminescu, Anthony Burgess, Dino Buzzati, Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, France Prešeren, and August Wilhelm Schlegel.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1787, Vuk Karadžić ranks 5Before him are Louis Daguerre, Joseph von Fraunhofer, Shaka, and François Guizot. After him are Jan Evangelista Purkyně, Maria Ludovika of Austria-Este, Rasmus Rask, Alfred I, Prince of Windisch-Grätz, Alexander Sergeyevich Menshikov, Franz Xaver Gruber, and Guillaume Henri Dufour. Among people deceased in 1864, Vuk Karadžić ranks 6Before him are George Boole, Ferdinand Lassalle, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Maximilian II of Bavaria. After him are Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron, Hong Xiuquan, Cheoljong of Joseon, Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve, Leo von Klenze, and William I of Württemberg.

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In Serbia

Among people born in Serbia, Vuk Karadžić ranks 27 out of 469Before him are Draža Mihailović (1893), Karađorđe (1768), Mátyás Rákosi (1892), Marina Abramović (1946), Josip Jelačić (1801), and Stefan Lazarević (1374). After him are Novak Djokovic (1987), Maximinus II (270), Hostilian (230), Alboin (530), Krum (710), and Radomir Antić (1948).

Among WRITERS In Serbia

Among writers born in Serbia, Vuk Karadžić ranks 1After him are Milorad Pavić (1929), Danilo Kiš (1935), Branislav Nušić (1864), Dobrica Ćosić (1921), Desanka Maksimović (1898), Radoje Domanović (1873), Jovan Jovanović Zmaj (1833), Vasko Popa (1922), Dezső Kosztolányi (1885), Isidora Sekulić (1877), and Đura Jakšić (1832).