Stevan Jakovljević

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Stevan Jakovljević
Jakovljević c. 1926
Jakovljević c. 1926
Born(1890-12-07)7 December 1890
Knjaževac, Kingdom of Serbia
Died2 November 1962(1962-11-02) (aged 71)
Belgrade, FPR Yugoslavia
Resting placeBelgrade New Cemetery
OccupationAuthor, biologist and professor
NationalitySerbian
Alma materUniversity of Belgrade Faculty of Philosophy
Notable worksLikovi u senci, Srpska trilogija

Stevan Jakovljević (Serbian Cyrillic: Стеван Јаковљевић; 7 December 1890 – 2 November 1962) was a Serbian author, biologist and professor.

He is most known as the author of the novel Likovi u senci and the trilogy Srpska trilogija.[1]

Biography[edit]

Jakovljević graduated with a degree in biology from the University of Belgrade Faculty of Philosophy where he also later earned his doctorate. He was a professor at the University's Faculty of Pharmacy.

As an officer in the Royal Serbian Army, he fought in the Serbian Campaign of World War I. During World War II, he was held in Italian and German prisoner-of-war (POW) camps.

Jakovljević was a professor at the University of Belgrade and its rector from 1945 to 1950. He was also a member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.[2]

Published work[edit]

He made a name for himself in the literary world with his trilogy of novels published in 1937 titled Srpska trilogija which consist of the novels Devetstočetrnaesta (1935), Pod Krstom (1936) and Kapija slobode (1937). His other works include the novels Smena generacija (1939) about the social life in Belgrade during the interwar period, Velika zabuna (1952) which is a war chronicle of World War II and Likovi u senci (1956) which describes life as a POW in Italy and Germany.

He also published botanical papers titled Studije o biljnom svetu Prespanskog jezera, Makrofitska vegetacija Ohridskog jezera i Sistematika lekovitog bilja.

Personal life[edit]

His sister was Serbian author Milica "Mir-Jam" Jakovljević.[3]

Death and legacy[edit]

Jakovljević died on 2 November 1962 and he is interred in the Belgrade New Cemetery. The gymnasium in Vlasotince is named after him.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Politika (2018-12-01). "Sećanje na pobedu u Velikom ratu i Stevana Jakovljevića" (in Serbian). Retrieved 2018-12-18.
  2. ^ SANU. "Stevan Jakovljević" (in Serbian). Retrieved 2019-07-27.
  3. ^ Večernje novosti (2013-12-01). "Komunisti ucenjivali pisca Srpske trilogije i Mir Jam" (in Serbian). Retrieved 2019-07-27.
  4. ^ "Gimnazija "Stevan Jakovljević" - Vlasotince". srednjeskole.edukacija.rs. Retrieved 2019-08-02.

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Nikola Popović
Rector of the University of Belgrade
1945–1950
Succeeded by
Ilija Đuričić