Dositej Obradović, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Dositej Obradović

Serbian writer

Date of Birth: 17-Feb-1742

Place of Birth: Ciacova, Timiș County, Romania

Date of Death: 07-Apr-1811

Profession: writer, poet, philosopher, linguist

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Dositej Obradović

  • Dimitrije "Dositej" Obradovic (Serbian: ????????? ?????????, pronounced [d?sit??j ?bra?d??it?]; 17 February 1739 – 7 April 1811) was a Serbian writer, philosopher, dramatist, librettist, translator, linguist, traveler, polyglot and the first minister of education of Serbia.
  • An influential protagonist of the Serbian national and cultural renaissance, he advocated Enlightenment and rationalist ideas while remaining a Serbian patriot and an adherent of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
  • Founder of modern Serbian literature, he is commonly referred to by his mononym, first name alone.
  • He became a monk in the Serbian Orthodox monastery of Hopovo, in the Srem region, and acquired the name Dositej (Dositheus).
  • He translated many European classics, including Aesop's Fables, into Serbian.

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