Vuk Karadžić, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Vuk Karadžić

Serbian philologist and linguist

Date of Birth: 07-Nov-1787

Place of Birth: Tršić, Mačva District, Serbia

Date of Death: 26-Jan-1864

Profession: writer, diplomat, historian, translator, anthropologist, linguist, Bible translator, collector of fairy tales

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Vuk Karadžić

  • Vuk Stefanovic Karadžic (pronounced [?û?k stefa?no?it? kârad?it?], Serbian Cyrillic: ??? ?????????? ???????; 7 November 1787 – 7 February 1864) was a philologist and linguist who was the major reformer of the 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.
  • In addition, he translated the New Testament into the reformed form of the Serbian spelling and language.Karadžic held the view that all South Slavs that speak the Shtokavian dialect were Serbs or of Serbian origin and considered all of them to speak the Serbian language, which is today a matter of dispute among scientists.
  • However, Karadžic wrote later that he gave up this view because he saw that the Croats of his time did not agree with it, and he switched to the definition of the Serbian nation based on Orthodoxy and the Croatian nation based on Catholicism.He was well known abroad and familiar to Jacob Grimm, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and historian Leopold von Ranke.
  • Karadžic was the primary source for Ranke's Die serbische Revolution ("The Serbian Revolution"), written in 1829.

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