Stojan Novakovic (Serbian Cyrillic: ?????? ?????????; 1 November 1842 – 18 February 1915) was a Serbian politician, historian, diplomat, writer, bibliographer, literary critic, literary historian, and translator.
He held the post of Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Serbia on two occasions, post of minister of education on three occasions, minister of interior on one occasion and leading the foremost liberal political party of that time in Serbia, the Progressive Party.
He was also one of the most successful and skilled Serbian diplomats, holding the post of envoy to Constantinople, Paris, Vienna and Saint Petersburg.
Noted intellectual, Stojan Novakovic was the president of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, head of the National Library the first president and a founding member of Srpska književna zadruga, Professor at the Belgrade's Grande école, member of Serbian, Yugoslav, French, Czech, Polish and Russian academies.
Stojan Novakovic is considered one of the foremost Serbian historians of the nineteenth century and one of the founders of modern Serbian historiography.