LJubica Ivošević Dimitrov

Name LJubica Ivošević Dimitrov
Spouse and other names Dimitrov
Date of birth July 05, 1880
Date of death May 27, 1933
Country Serbia
Language Serbian

About her personal situation

Ljubica Ivošević Dimitrov was born on 17 July 1880 in Saranovo, Serbia. At the age of sixteen, her brother took her to Smederevska Palanka to become a tailor. In 1900 she moved to her other brother in Belgrade. In 1902, she moved to Vienna and a couple of months later in Bulgaria. She soon became a member of the Bulgarian socio-democratic party. In 1903, she was one of the leaders of a strike in the factory where she worked. She then met high-ranking officer Gregori Dimitrov, whom she later married. They travelled together for work. In 1933 her husband was charged for alleged attack on Reichstag. On 27 May 1933, she committed suicide in Moscow. 

Place of birth Saranovo, Šumadija
Place(s) of residence Austria, Bulgaria, Russian Federation, and Serbia
Place of death Moskva
Nationality srpska
First language(s) Serbian
Marital status Married

About her professional situation

She finished elementary school. She was self-made tailor. She also wrote literature. Ljubica Ivošević Dimitrov is considered the first Serbian proletariat female poet. She published 25 poems in different journals and papers. She also published two prose works in Bulgaria. The majority of letters that she wrote to her husband survived. She also translated articles from Russian. She was a member of the Communist party and a member of the Association of Soviet writrs.



Enciklopedija Jugoslavije (third volume). JLZ “Miroslav Krleža”, Zagreb, 1984.


Milić, Miodrag. Ljubica Ivošević-Dimitrov. Beograd 1981.


Entry by Milica Đuričić and Jelena Josipović.

Translated by Višnja Krstić.

Profession(s) and other activities Writer of prose and novel, Social-cultural activist, Poet, and Translator
Language(s) in which she wrote Serbian

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