Julijana Radivojević

Spouse Maks Radivojević
Date of birth 1799
Date of death 1899
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Personal situation

Julijana Radivojević (born Vijatović) was born in Vršac (Serbia), where her father worked as an officer. At the age of 11, after her parents' death, she moved to Vienna at her uncle's, where she spent the following eight years, "almost forgetting her mother tongue", as she noted. In 1821, she moved to Pest, where she married Maks Radivojević. The date of her death is unknown.

Place of birth Vršac
Place(s) of residence Austria and Hungary
Nationality Serbian
First language(s) Serbian
Marital status Married

Professional situation

Based in Pest, from 1829 she started publishing the almanac Talija in the Serbian language. Only a couple of her poems have survived, the most famous one being "Spomen Dositeja Obradovića" ("In Memory of Dositej Obradović"). Some researchers see her as the first Serbian female journalist.

She is also known for the sonnet that Czech poet Jan Kolar published in her honor in 1832. In the fourth part of Kolar's Slávy dcera, sonnet 25 also contains a short bibliographical note, written by Radivojević herself. In the territory of Serbia, however, no copy of Talija survived until the present day.


Magdalena Koh, Kad sazremo kao kultura... (When We Mature as a Culture...), Beograd: Službeni glasnik, 2012.

Translated by Višnja Krstić

Profession(s) and other activities poet and journalist
Language(s) in which she wrote Serbian

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