Serbs of Zagreb

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Prosvjeta headquarters in Zagreb

The Serbs of Zagreb (Croatian: Srbi u Zagrebu; Serbian: Срби у Загребу/Srbi u Zagrebu) are traditional minority group that lives in the Croatian capital Zagreb.


Serbs have become equal citizens of Zagreb in 1781[1] after Emperor Francis II released edict named Patent of Toleration.

Religious life[edit]

In Zagreb is the seat of Metropolitanate of Zagreb, Ljubljana and all Italy. In addition to this there is also Monastery of Saint Parascheva of the Balkans

Secular life[edit]

There's more prominent Serbs who participated in the social life of city and among them may be enumerated following. In 1834 Hristifor Stanković, president of the Zagreb Orthodox Church municipality, built the first theater in Gradec.[2] Poet Petar Preradović was a prominent participant of Illyrian movement by whom today one of the city squares is named.[3] Banker Atanas Popović was one of the founders of First Croatian Savings Bank whose successor today is Privredna banka Zagreb.[4] Father of Dejan Medaković, Bogdan Medaković was the Speaker of the Croatian Parliament from 1913 till 1918.[5]

World War II[edit]

Second half of 20th century[edit]



In Zagreb, there are several institutions of the Serbian national minority: Prosvjeta, Serb Democratic Forum, Privrednik, Serb National Council, and Serbian Orthodox Secondary School. There are also Central Library of Serbs in Croatia as part of Prosvjeta, Tesla Bank, Metropolitanate of Zagreb, Ljubljana and all Italy which maintains Choral Society and Museum. Every year since 2006 are held days of Serbian culture. Weekly Novosti and monthly magazine Identitet are published in Zagreb.

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