The 100 most prominent Serbs
First edition
AuthorGroup of authors
CountryYugoslavia, modern-day Serbia
LanguageSerbian
GenreBiography
PublisherPrincip, Š-Jupublik
Publication date
1993
Pages835[1]

The 100 most prominent Serbs (Serbian Cyrillic: 100 најзнаменитијих Срба) is a book containing the biographies of the hundred most important Serbs[2] compiled by a committee of academicians at the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. The committee members were Sava Vuković, Pavle Ivić, Dragoslav Srejović, Dejan Medaković, Dragomir Vitorović, Zvonimir Kostić, Vasilije Krestić, Miroslav Pantić and Danica Petrović. The book was published for the first time in 1993 on 20+617 pages, reprinted in 2001, and the third extended edition was printed in 2009 and 2013.[3][4]

The list

Rank Name Occupation
1 Stefan Nemanja

(1113–1199)

Stefan Nemanja.jpg Grand Prince of Serbia and the founder of the Nemanjić dynasty
2 king Stefan the First-Crowned

(1165–1228)

Stefan the First-Crowned, fresco from Mileševa.jpg He was the Grand Prince of Serbia from 1196, and the King of Serbia as the first Rascian king
3 Saint Sava

(1174–1236)

Sveti Sava Kraljeva Crkva Detalj.jpg The first Archbishop of the autocephalous Serbian Church, the founder of Serbian law, and a diplomat.
4 Domentijan

(1210–1264)

monk and biographer
5 king Stefan Milutin

(1253–1321)

Milutinst.jpg medieval king
6 Teodosije the Hilandarian

(1246–1328)

clergyman and one of the most important Serbian writers in the Middle Ages
7 Danilo II, Serbian Archbishop

(~1270–1337)

DaniloII.jpg monk and chronicler
8 Emperor Stefan Dušan

(1308–1355)

Car Dušan, Manastir Lesnovo, XIV vek, Makedonija.jpg Serbian Emperor
9 Lazar of Serbia

(1329–1389)

Prince Lazar (Ravanica Monastery).jpg medieval Serbian ruler
10 Miloš Obilić

(unknown–1389)

Miloš Obilić, by Aleksandar Dobrić, 1861.jpg Serbian knight and alleged assassin of the Ottoman sultan Murad I
11 Jefimija

(1349–1405)

one of the first Serbian female poets
12 Prince Marko

(1335–1395)

Marko Mrnjavcevic.JPG Serbian king
13 despot Stefan Lazarević

(1377–1427)

Stefan Lazarevic-freska.JPG prince and despot
14 Kir Stefan the Serb

(14th century–15th century)

musicologist, composer and monk
15 despot Đurađ Branković

(1377–1456)

Đurađ Branković, Esphigmenou charter (1429).jpg baron and despot
16 Makarije Sokolović

(1500s–1574)

Patriarch Makarije, Budisavci, late 17th century.jpg Archbishop of Peć and Serbian Patriarch
17 Ivan Gundulić

(1589–1638)

De Gondola.jpg poet
18 Arsenije III Čarnojević

(1633–1706)

Arsenije III.jpg Archbishop of Peć and Serbian Patriarch
19 Pavle Nenadović

(1703–1768)

Pavle Nenadović.jpg archbishop
20 Roger Joseph Boscovich

(1711–1787)

Rudjer Boskovic.jpg physicist, philosopher, theologian and polymath.
21 Dositej Obradović

(1739–1811)

Dositej Obradovic.jpg writer and linguist
22 Petar I Petrović-Njegoš

(1748–1830)

Petar I Petrović-Njegoš Знаменити Срби XIX. века.jpg ruler of Montenegro and exarch
23 Stefan Stratimirović

(1757–1836)

Mitropolit karlovački Stefan Stratimirović.jpg head of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the Austrian Empire and author
25 Karađorđe

(1768–1817)

Karađorđe Petrović, by Vladimir Borovikovsky, 1816.jpg revolutionary leader who fought for Serbian independence
24 Filip Višnjić

(1767–1834)

Filip Višnjić Знаменити Срби XIX. века.jpg poet and guslar
26 Matija Nenadović

(1777–1854)

Prota Mateja Nenadovic.jpg archpriest and writer
27 Veljko Petrović

(1780–1813)

Veljko Petrović.jpg military leader
28 Miloš Obrenović I, Prince of Serbia

(1780–1860)

MilosObrenovic 1848.jpg prince of Serbia
29 Vuk Stefanović Karadžić

(1787–1864)

VukKaradzic.jpg a philologist and linguist who was the major reformer of the Serbian language
30 Konstantin Danil

(1798–1873)

Danil, Nova iskra (1899).jpg painter
31 Jovan Sterija Popović

(1806–1856)

Sterija.jpg playwright and poet
32 Ilija Garašanin

(1812–1874)

Ilija Garašanin table crop.jpg statesman
33 Petar II Petrović-Njegoš

(1813–1851)

Petar II Petrovic-Njegos.jpg prince-bishop of Montenegro, poet and philosopher
34 Josif Pančić

(1814–1888)

Panc.JPG botanist and doctor
35 Mihailo Obrenović III, Prince of Serbia

(1823–1868)

Knez Mihajlo III Obrenovic.jpg Prince of Serbia
36 Branko Radičević

(1824–1853)

Branko Radičević Nepoznati autor.jpg poet
37 Đuro Daničić

(1825–1882)

Djura danicic.jpg historian and philologist
38 Svetozar Miletić

(1826–1991)

Svetozar Miletić.jpg politician and mayor of Novi Sad
39 Jovan Ristić

(1831–1899)

Jovan Ristić.jpg diplomat, politician and writer
40 Kornelije Stanković

(1831–1865)

KornelijeStankovic NM.jpg composer
41 Ilarion Ruvarac

(1832–1905)

IlarionRuvarac.jpg historian and monk
42 Đura Jakšić

(1832–1878)

Djura Jaksic autoportret.jpg poet, writer and painter
43 Jovan Jovanović Zmaj

(1833–1904)

Jovan Jovanović Zmaj 2.jpg poet and doctor
44 Valtazar Bogišić

(1834–1908)

Valtazar Bogišić by Vlaho Bukovac 1892.jpg jurist and a pioneer in sociology
45 Nicholas I of Montenegro

(1841–1921)

Princ Nicholas of Montenegro (W Le Queux).jpg Montenegrin king
46 Laza Kostić

(1841–1910)

Laza Kostić 3.jpg poet and writer
47 Stojan Novaković

(1842–1915)

Stojan Novaković with signature.jpg politician, historian, writer, academic
48 Peter I of Serbia

(1844–1921)

Peter I of Serbia (Rotary Photo 7119 A).jpg Serbian king
49 Vladan Đorđević

(1844–1930)

VladanDjordjevic.jpg politician, mayor of Belgrade
50 Nikola Pašić

(1845–1926)

NikolaPasic--serbiaherpeopleh00petruoft.png politician
51 Nikodim Milaš

(1945–1915)

NikodimMilas.jpg bishop and author
52 Svetozar Marković

(1846–1875)

Svetozar Markovic.jpg philosopher and author
53 Sima Lozanić

(1847–1935)

Portrait of Sima Lozanic by Uros Predic.jpg chemist, professor and politician
54 Radomir Putnik

(1847–1917)

Radomir Putnik.jpg military commander
55 Đorđe Krstić

(1851–1907)

Djordje Krstic.jpg painter
56 Laza Lazarević

(1851–1907)

LazaLazarevic.jpg writer, psychiatrist and neurologist
57 Simo Matavulj

(1852–1908)

Simo Matavulj.jpg novelist
58 Pera Dobrinović

(1853–1923)

Portret Pere Dobrinovića, Uroš Predić, 1921.jpg actor
59 king Milan I of Serbia

(1854–1901)

KraljMilanObrenovic.jpg king of Serbia
60 Mihajlo Pupin

(1858–1935)

Mihajlo Pupin.jpg physicist and chemist
61 Živojin Mišić

(1855–1921)

BASA-1782K-3-160-62-cropped.jpg military commander
62 Stevan Sremac

(1855–1906)

Stevan Sremac.jpg writer
63 Stepa Stepanović

(1856–1929)

Stepa Stepanovic.jpg military commander
64 Jovan Žujović

(1856–1936)

Jovan Žujović, Uroš Predić.jpg anthropologist, known as a pioneer in geology, paleontology and craniometry in Serbia
65 Stevan Mokranjac

(1856–1914)

Стеван Стојановић Мокрањац-Милан Јовановић.jpg composer and music educator
66 Nikola Tesla

(1856–1943)

N.Tesla.JPG physicist, inventor, mechanical and electrical engineer
67 Paja Jovanović

(1859–1957)

PajaJovanovic.jpg painter
68 Vojislav Ilić

(1860–1894)

Vojislav Ilic.jpg poet
69 Ljubomir Stojanović

(1860–1930)

Portrait of Ljubomir Stojanović.png politician, historian and academic
70 Bogdan Popović

(1863–1944)

Bogdan Popović (1).jpg literary critic and professor
71 Branislav Nušić

(1864–1938)

Branislav Nušić 1904.jpg novelist, dramatist, satirist and diplomat
72 Jovan Cvijić

(1865–1927)

Јован Цвијић, географ (1865-1927).jpg geographer, anthropologist, professor, academic
73 Mihailo Petrović

(1868–1943)

Mihailo Petrovic.jpg mathematician, professor and academic
74 Pavle Popović

(1868–1939)

Павле Поповић.jpg literary critic and historian, professor and academic
75 Slobodan Jovanović

(1869–1958)

A portrait of Slobodan Jovanović.jpg lawyer and politician
76 Miloje Vasić

(1869–1956)

Miloje Vasić 2019 stamp of Serbia.jpg archaeologist
77 Jovan Dučić

(1871–1943)

Ducic.jpg poet and diplomat
78 Radoje Domanović

(1873–1908)

Radoje Domanović 1973 Yugoslavia stamp.jpg writer and teacher
79 Nadežda Petrović

(1973–1915)

NaPetrovic.jpg painter and early photographer
80 Branislav Petronijević

(1875–1954)

Branislav Petronijevic.jpg scientist and philosopher
81 Borisav Stanković

(1876–1927)

Borisav Stankovic Serbian Literature Great Men Stamps.jpg writer
82 Milan Rakić

(1876–1938)

Milan Rakić.jpg poet
83 Aleksandar Belić

(1876–1960)

Aleksandar Belić.jpg linguist and academic
84 Milan Nedić

(1878–1946)

Milan Nedić 1939.jpg general and politician; Prime Minister of a puppet government
85 Isidora Sekulić

(1877–1958)

Isidora Sekulić 1996 Yugoslavia stamp.jpg prose writer and novelist
86 Petar Kočić

(1877–1916)

Petar Kocic.jpg poet and politician
87 Jovan Skerlić

(1877–1914)

Jovan skerlic.jpg writer and literary critic
88 Milutin Milanković

(1879–1958)

Milutin Milanković 2.jpg mathematician, astronomer, climatologist, geophysicist, civil engineer and popularizer of science
89 Nikolaj Velimirović

(1881–1956)

Епископ Николай (Велимирович).JPG bishop and theological writer
90 Petar Konjović

(1883–1970)

Petar Konjovic.jpg composer
91 Vladimir Ćorović

(1885–1941)

Vladimir Ćorović.jpg historian
92 Stevan Hristić

(1885–1958)

Stevan Hristić.jpg composer
93 Jovan Bijelić

(1884–1964)

painter
94 Alexander I of Yugoslavia

(1888–1934)

Kralj aleksandar1.jpg ruler of Yugoslavia
95 Petar Dobrović

(1890–1942)

Petar Dobrović, Autoportret, 1932.jpg painter
96 Ivo Andrić

(1892–1975)

S. Kragujevic, Ivo Andric, 1961.jpg writer, Nobel Prize winner
97 Miloš Crnjanski

(1892–1977)

Miloš Crnjanski 1914.jpg writer, poet and diplomat
98 Sava Šumanović

(1896–1942)

Sava Šumanović.jpg painter
99 Meša Selimović

(1910–1982)

MesaSelimovic Serbian Literature Great Men Stamps.jpg writer
100 Vasko Popa

(1922–1991)

Stevan Kragujevic, Vasko Popa, 1990.JPG poet and academic

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