Desanka Coca Đorđević

Spouse Milivoje Barjaktarević
Date of birth 1878
Date of death 1946

Personal situation

Desanka Coca Đorđević was born in 1878 in Belgrade, where she finished primary school and seven grades in high school and 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 that 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 theatres. She later worked at the Artists Association Theater as a secretary, translator, and director. Desanka Coca Đorđević 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 Serbian
First language(s) Serbian
Marital status Divorced
Education University education

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Profession(s) and other activities translator, other, playwright, fiction writer/novelist, and actress
Language(s) in which she wrote Serbian

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