Jovan Jovanović Zmaj, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jovan Jovanović Zmaj

Serbian poet, physician

Date of Birth: 24-Nov-1833

Place of Birth: Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia

Date of Death: 03-Jun-1904

Profession: writer, physician, poet, translator, journalist, children's writer

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Jovan Jovanović Zmaj

  • Jovan "Jova" Jovanovic (Serbian Cyrillic: ????? "????" ?????????, pronounced [j??v?an j?v?a?n?v?it?? zmâj]; 24 November 1833 – 1 June 1904), also known as ????? ????????? ???? (Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj) or ???? (Zmaj), was a Serbian poet. A physician by profession, he wrote in many of the genres of poetry, including love, lyric, patriotic, political, youth's, but he remains best known for his children's poetry.
  • His nursery rhymes have entered the Serbian national consciousness and people sing them to their children without necessarily knowing who wrote them.
  • He also translated the works of some of the great poets, Russia's Lermontov and Pushkin; Germany's Goethe and Heine; and the United States' Longfellow. His nickname Zmaj (????, meaning "dragon") derives from May Assembly (3 May 1848), in Serbian Cyrillic: 3.???.
  • The dot (indicating an ordinal number in Serbian) was mistakenly left out, thus the writing read "3???".

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