|Other names||Jelena Novaković|
|Date of birth||1844|
|Date of death||1914|
Jelena (Jela) Kujundžić was born in Belgrade in 1844. Her family was an affluent one. They lived in Belgrade, where Jelena finished elementary school. She married her brother’s friend at the age of nineteen. They lived in Belgrade and had two children, a son named Mileta and daughter Milica. Their son, Mileta, was a professor at the Faculty of Law in Belgrade.
|Place of birth||Beograd|
|Number of children||2|
|Name(s) of children||Mileta, Milica|
Jelena (Jela) Kujundžić wrote poems and kept a diary. The diary can serve as invaluable evidence for those interested in studying Serbian history after 1860. In 1864, right before her marriage, she published the poem "Devojačka pesma" ("A Girl's Poem") in the literary magazine Danica.
Savremenici i poslednici Dositeja Obradovića i Vuka Stefanovića Karadžića: sakupio, obradio i sredio Vlastoje D. Aleksijević (1911-1969), fifth volume. Available at:
Puzović, Ljiljana. „Stojan Novaković (1842–1915): povodom stogodišnjice upokojenja.“ U: Arheografski prilozi 37 (2015): 291–305.
Entry by Milica Đuričić and Marija Bulatović
Translated by Višnja Krstić
|Profession(s) and other activities||poet|
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- Devojačka pesma 1864
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- Žene i književnost (1913)
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