Cveta Bingulac

Name Cveta Bingulac
Date of birth October 09, 1874
Date of death January 21, 1950
Country Serbia
Language Serbian
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About her personal situation

October 8, 1874 – Cveta was born into a family of craftsmen from Vukovar, where she finished elementary school. Thanks to her family’s good standing, she was able to pursue further education.  

 1898 – She graduated from the Novi Sad High School for Women

 1902 – Cveta graduated from the School for Women Teachers in Sombor and Zagreb.

She had a gift for painting, and wanted to pursue a career as a painter, but, obeying to her mother’s wishes, she became a teacher instead. She began teaching at a Serbian boarding school in Zagreb. She later worked as a teacher in Srem. From 1908 up until the outbreak of World War I, she moved around quite a lot, working as a teacher in small towns and villages.

1914 – After the outbreak of the First World War, she signed up as a nurse to help the sick and the wounded.

From 1915 to 1918  – Cveta spent the greater part of the war as an émigré in Ajaccio, Corsica. After the end of the war she returned to her homeland, where she continued her service in Prilep.

1924 – She passed the Exam in Advanced Pedagogy in Belgrade.

1925 – Cveta moved to Novi Sad, where she worked as a teacher at the School for Civil Engineering until her retirement in 1939.

1940 – January 21, 1950 Cveta settled down in Belgrade where she spent the remainder of her life. She never married and never had any children. 

Place of birth Vukovar
Place(s) of residence Croatia, France, and Serbia
Place of death Beograd
Nationality srpska
First language(s) Serbian
Marital status Single
Education School education

About her professional situation

She published her first works in the magazines she worked for, such as Gusle (1893) and Mali žurnal (The Little Journal, 1897). In the year 1893 she published her first poem ‘Guslaru’ (To the Gusle player). Her works were published and signed in her own name.

She worked for various magazines and newspapers. Her last poem was published in 1914. After 1918 she took on painting again and traditional embroidery. She was the chairwoman of Narodna omladina and the initiator of the action for collective theatre visits in 1938. 

Profession(s) and other activities Poet and Teacher/governess
Language(s) in which she wrote Serbian
Financial aspects of her career Salary

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