Desanka Coca Đorđević

Name Desanka Coca Đorđević
Date of birth 1878
Date of death 1946
Country Serbia
Language Serbian

About her personal situation

She was born in Belgrade in 1878. She finished there primary school and seven grades in high school, then continued her education in Vienna. At Notre Dame de Sion Institute, she learned German, French, English, and music (piano and singing). When she was twenty, she married a Serbian consul in Budapest, Milivoje Barjaktarević. She also learned Hungarian in Budapest. She began to be interested in the theater. She left her husband in 1904, and in the same year she debuted at the National Theater as an actress and was very successful. After leaving the National Theater, she performed in operettas. After a serious illness, she turned to drama and played in private theaters. She later worked at the Artists Association Theater as a secretary, translator, and director. She died in 1946 in Belgrade.



Aleksijević, Vlastoje D. Savremenici i poslednici Dositeja Obradovića i Vuka Stefanovića Karadžića, sveska 15, str 132-136  

Translated by: Marija Bulatović

Place of birth Beograd
Place(s) of residence Austria, Hungary, and Serbia
Place of death Beograd
Nationality Srpkinja
First language(s) Serbian and Serbian
Marital status Divorced Widowed
Education University education

About her professional situation

Profession(s) and other activities Author dramma, Writer of prose and novel, Actress, Other, and Translator
Language(s) in which she wrote Serbian and Serbian


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